In The Press

As Die Königen der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte (St. Petersburg Opera Company)

“Kelli Butler adds a critical leg to the casting as the queen, culminating in a jaw-dropping coloratura performance of one of the most difficult arias ever written, Der Holle Rache (The Revenge of Hell).” – Andrew Meachum, Tampa Bay Times

“Kelli Butler as The Queen of the Night nails all of the insanely high, high notes (4 F’s above high C) and lets face it, this role is about those notes. Both of her arias are strongly sung, and like Beverly Sills famously joked, in between them she could stay backstage and address Christmas cards for next year.” – William Oser, Talkin’ Broadway
**Note from Kelli : “While I do not do Christmas cards due to my tendency of procrastination, I MAY have played Zelda backstage….”