Hippolyte et Aricie - Parterre Box

"Kelsey Lauritano’s interestingly dusky mezzo and authoritative stage presence combined for a commanding Diane"

L'enfant et les Sortilèges - Opera News

As the Child, Kelsey Lauritano used her buoyant mezzo-soprano to move from gleeful petulance to heartfelt contrition. Through her attentive listening, she drew the audience into the depth of the Child’s hurt and vulnerability, keeping us on her side as her world spun out of control.

La Resurrezione - Boston Globe

"...this oratorio’s most wonderful surprise was the BEMF debut of an exceptional young mezzo-soprano. As Mary Cleophas, Juilliard graduate student Kelsey Lauritano showed off a rippling wine-dark voice with a low range of staggering strength, combined with a splendid stage presence...May this be the first of many BEMF appearances for her."

Flight - Opera News

"Dimitri Katotakis, as the Steward, stood out, singing with ringing heroism, matched in wondrous power by Kelsey Lauritano, as the Stewardess. The two had a comfy comic rapport." 

Flight - Broadway World

"The cast was uniformly top-drawer, showing good comic chops along with fine vocal training, with Darrah helping them to show their individuality rather than simply be archetypes. For example, baritone Dimitri Katotakis and mezzo Kelsey Lauritano are expert singer-farceurs, as the Steward and Stewardess..."


Juilliard Graduation Recital - Voce di Meche

"By all measures, this mezzo-soprano has a wonderful future ahead of her"..."She has an engaging stage presence that invites the audience to share her pleasure"...