Originally from Lexington, KY, soprano, Erin Keesy is currently based in Cincinnati, OH. She received her Master’s degree and Artist diploma from Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music where she studied with Dr. Gwendolyn Detwiler. Her 2017- 18 season has included appearances with the Cincinnati POPS orchestra, the Louisville Orchestra, Hamilton Fairfield Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, she was a Young Artist with Cincinnati Opera and performed in Robert Rodriguez’s Opera, Frida as Mrs. Ford and Natalia Trotsky. She also performed in Barrie Kosky’s innovative new production of Die Zauberflöte as the cover for the Queen of the Night. She performed the role of Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Clorinda in Rossini’s Cenerentola with Queen City Opera in Cincinnati. Upcoming engagements include Haydn’s Creation with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and Rachmaninov Vespers with Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati. She is so excited to attending Songfest this summer as a recipient of the 2018 Marc and Eva Stern Songfest- LA Opera Fellowship.