Aebh Kelly (mezzosoprano) – Popova – was born in Dublin in 1997. She graduated from Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2020 where she studied with Virginia Kerr and Dearbhla Collins, achieving the highest marks. Whilst studying, at age 21, she was selected for the final of Concorso Internazionale di Canto Neue Stimmen 2019 in Gütersloh, in Germany, after having succeeded at audition in Dublin.
In 2020/2021, she entered ABL Aviation Opera Studio at Irish National Opera.
In June 2022 she made her debut as a soloist with the Irish National Symphony Orchestra at National Concert Hall, Dublin. In Autumn 2022 she will take part in the Mascarade Emerging Artist programme 2022-2024 in collaboration with La Fenice, Venice.