Vocalist - Soprano

“If the angels in heaven really sing, please let them do it like Nassief. Her voice combines the best of two worlds: It has bel canto size, warmth and height, and yet is svelte, with a youthful sparkle.”  So wrote the Leipziger Volkszeitung when Kelley Nassief sang Elijahwith the Gewandhausorchester and Kurt Masur on the occasion of the sesquicentennial of Mendelssohn's death. Her critically acclaimed and exquisite performances on symphonic stages across the globe have established her as one of the world’s leading concert artists. In the 2015-16 season Kelley Nassief is soloist in Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder with the Louisville Orchestra.






Posted: Sep-14-2015
Latest Acclaim

“Soprano Kelley Nassief provides subtle, haunting lyricism.”

— D Magazine
Posted: May-15-2015
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Three examples of Leonard Bernstein’s vocal art can be heard in this recording. His Symphony No. 3 ‘Kaddish’ shuns traditional symphonic ideas in favor of an eclectic theatrical and oratorio-like form with a prominent role for speaker. For this recording, Marin Alsop has returned to the work’s original narrative text, heard before the 1977 revision. The Lark – heard in a concert version with added narration – derives from Lillian Hellman’s adaptation of 'L’Alouette' on the life of Joan of Arc, and it was this music that Bernstein reworked into his Missa Brevis many years later.

Posted: Nov-13-2015
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Posted: Jan-20-2010