Pianist, coach, linguist and teacher manages Walking Oliver
Carol Borah Kelly is a pianist and opera vocal coach, maintains a full piano teaching schedule at home and at Danehill’s Cumnor House School, and is also the director of a performing ensemble of singers accompanied by Carol as their lively & slightly irreverent compére. She is married to Paul Austin Kelly, co-director of Walking Oliver, and is responsible for much of the administrative demands of the company.
Carol has worked as repetiteur and vocal coach for various opera companies throughout the United States, including The Washington Opera and Glimmerglass Opera, and spent a year as chef de chant at the Opéra de Nice in France. She headed up the musical side of the Opera Workshop training programme at the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Music, and is also known for her singing translations of operas, most notably for English National Opera‘s production of Khovanshchina, which she translated from the Russian.