Patricia Rice previews OTSL's production of Salome for the St. Louis Beacon. Here she discusses Kelly Kaduce:
Lyric soprano Kelly Kaduce -- a St. Louis favorite -- dances and sings the title role.
Last year, her convincing fluency in the title role of Madame Butterfly at OTSL put her on the cover of Opera News magazine. While she has sung with opera companies across the country and overseas, the Minnesota native, who now lives in Texas with her husband, has offered some of her best efforts here.
Kaduce's title roles here include the world premiere of David Carlson's Anna Karenina in 2007, the American premiere of Michael Berkeley's Jane Eyre in 2006 and Puccini's Sister Angelica in 2004.
Her ability to dance first caught the attention of the late Colin Graham, OTSL's first artistic director. Before she ever came to St. Louis, Graham cast Kaduce in a dancing singer role in the world premiere of Bright Sheng's Madame Mao, which he directed in 2003 at Santa Fe.
Dance, she does in Salome. Even people who have never heard of the opera have likely heard of Salome's "Dance of the Seven Veils."
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