Keely Morgan is a soprano, from Mumbles in South Wales. She is currently in her fourth and final year at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) on the Vocal and Opera Studies BMus Honours course, under the tutelage of renowned soprano Suzanne Murphy. She can also add singing with Aled Jones, appearing on Loose Women and acting in Doctor Who and Upstairs Downstairs, to her credits!
Keely has toured across South Wales, performing the opera The Amazing Adventures of Alvin Allegretto by Bruce Adolphe, playing the lead character of Alice Allegretto, which was later revived at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. She has recently sung the role of Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Serpetta (La Finta Giardienera) for RWCMD opera scenes. Keely has an immense passion for Welsh music and composers. She has recently devised and performed a lecture recital discussing the life and vocal works of the remarkable, Morfydd Owen, titled “A Life Through Song”. This work has been called “beautifully crafted” and “outstanding’.
Keely was accepted into LARS five years ago and since then she has regularly appeared as soloist in a multitude of prestigious concerts and venues, performing with male voice choirs and working closely with worthy charities such as The Poppy Appeal. She says that she felt incredibly honoured to be invited, through LARS, to represent Wales as a guest soloist for the commemoration of the Liberation of s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, by the 53rd Welsh Infantry Division.
She has performed with the BBC National Choir and Orchestra of Wales, which included a performance where she was part of the semi chorus for Benjamin Britten’s ‘War Requiem’, broadcast on BBC Radio Three.
Keely has appeared in three West End UK musical theatre tours, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Doctor Doolittle, Joseph & His Technicolor Dream Coat, singing alongside Aled Jones and Tommy Steel. She appeared in an S4C documentary about the life of opera star Adelina Patti, playing her younger self. Keely is a proud former member of the Youth Musical Theatre UK, and was honoured to take part in the performance of ‘The Dark Tower’, staged in Hammersmith, London. Keely also regularly performs with Phantom of the Opera Star Peter Karrie in several of his “Small Halls Tours” concerts playing Christine Daaé.
She is a regular guest artist with a number of male voice choirs including, Morriston RFC, Morriston Orpheus, The Gwalia Singers and Swansea Male Voice Choir. Keely has performed in numerous venues such as St David’s Hall for the Welsh Festival of Remembrance, Wales Millennium Centre, Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall, Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin and Sint Janskerk in Maastricht.
Keely was extremely grateful to be the recipient of the Llanelli Grammar School Old Boys and Graig Former Pupils Association Music Bursary, the Petra Gates Award winner and recipient of the Loud Applause Rising Star Bursary.
Genre(s) that Keely likes to sing:
- Classical soprano