KEELY FUTTERER - STUDIO ARTIST
OPERA SARATOGA DEBUT SEASON: Ensemble and FIrst Witch in Dido and Aeneas
Soprano Keely Futterer is a native of Dover, Arkansas who is beginning her Doctoral work at the Eastman School of Music, where she studies with Kathryn Cowdrick. Keely has performed Cunegonde in Candide, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance at Arkansas Tech University, Adina in L’elisir d’amore at Opera in the Ozarks, and Mrs. Fiorentino in Street Scene at Eastman. She won the Trinity UM Collegiate Award, the Encouragement Award at the Arkansas MET auditions, was a two-time finalist at the Tulsa Rotary Crescendo Awards, was a featured soloist with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and was awarded the Little Rock Music Coterie Award. In recent years she took second place at the Friends of Eastman Opera Competition and was a finalist for the Jesse Kneisel Lieder Competition at Eastman. She is thankful for her friends and family who have given their support.
Keely Futterer's participation in the Young Artist Program at Opera Saratoga has been sponsored through the generous support of Frank and Rosemary Pusateri.