Chris Kelly | Director


Chris Kelly

La bohème, Salome, La traviata


Chris is a director based in Dublin, working in opera and theatre. He holds a Bachelor of Music from DIT and a MA in Theatre Practice from The Gaiety School of Acting and UCD. Previous directing credits include Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, Viardot's Cendrillon (Irish premiere), Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel, Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, all with North Dublin Opera.

For Opera Collective Ireland, he was assistant director for Britten's Owen Wingrave, Raymond Deane's Vagabones, and Handel's Semele. Theatre credits include Suicide Tuesday (Hugh Hick) with Little Shadow Theatre Company, I Am (GSA), Unicorns Are Real (Jellybelly), and his own adaptation of Alice in Wonderland (Skerries Soundwaves Festival).

In 2021, he wrote and co-directed Twenty Minutes From Nowhere with Crave Productions and Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, which was also performed in Listowel Writer’s Week.