Kimberley Bentley

Kimberley Bentley

Kimberley Bentley has performed opera, oratorio, and concerts with the National Opera Company, The Seagle Colony Summer Festival, the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, and many other organizations across the United States and in Italy. She is the winner of numerous scholarships and competitions, including the Meredith College Concerto Competition and the Scholarship for the Ezio Pinza Center for American Opera Singers.


Life in New York

One year ago, soprano Kimberley Bentley began the process of transforming herself from a student to a professional singer. The proposition is formidable under any circumstances, and life in New York City presents special challenges. Photographer Jonathan Ellis documented a week’s worth of frustrations and triumphs. Kimberley discusses them below.