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Date : Thursday, December 6, 1007
Location : Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall, NYC

Krystal Productions and Leopoldo Mucci Present
Tiffany Abban In Recital
with Jonathan Kelly, piano

SopranoTiffany Abban, has performed in both North America and Europe in a diverse repertoire including Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Offenbach, Heggie, and Purcell. Abban began her studies at Interlochen Arts Academy and continued at The Juilliard School as well as The Curtis Institute of Music. She was quickly engaged by the San Francisco Opera as a member of the Adler Fellowship Program; where she performed the role of Mimi in the final Western Opera Theater tour. Lauded for her unique and beautiful instrument, she has been awarded grants and honors, including the George London Award in memory of Leonie Rysanek, and First Place in the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, amongst others. Abban makes her home in NYC.

Pianist, Jonathan Kelly, serves on the faculty of the Yale University School of Music as the song repertoire coach. He is also a faculty member of the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, where he serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Opera. He has worked as accompanist and opera coach at the Manhattan School of Music, The Chautauqua Institution, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and Opera Theatre of Lucca.
Mr. Kelly has performed with many of today's premiere vocal artists including Ramon Vargas, Anna Netrebko, Vinson Cole, Jonas Kaufmann, and Rolando Villazon, at venues such as Alice Tully Hall, The Kennedy Center, and The United Nations. He has been presented numerous times in recital under the auspices of the Marilyn Home Foundation including gala concerts at Carnegie Hall.
Not limiting himself to operatic repertoire, he has enjoyed performances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Kirk in the Hills, and The National Chorale at Avery Fisher Hall.
Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Mr. Kelly spent his formative years in Kentucky. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music, and continued his studies at the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Warren Jones.
Mr. Kelly resides in New York City.