Canadian soprano Chelsea Kolić has been performing publically since the age of seven. In 2016, she completed her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance at McGill University (Montréal, Canada) under the supervision of soprano Joanne Kolomyjec. During the 2018/2019 season, Chelsea will be performing her first role with the University Mozarteum in their production of Philippe Boesmans’ Reigen. In summer 2017, Chelsea sang the role of Oberto and covered Morgana in the Accademia Europa dell’Opera’s production of Händel’s Alcina (Lucca, Italy). In summer 2018, she returned to Lucca to sing the role of Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro.
Her operatic scenes experience includes the role of Carolina (Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto), Beth (Adamo’s Little Women) and Dater #16 (in the Canadian premiere of Micheal Ching’s Speed Dating Tonight!). She has also sung in the chorus for productions of Puccini’s La Boheme and Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana (Opera Hamilton, Canada), John Blow’s Venus and Adonis, Rameau’s Pygmallion, Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore (Opera McGill, Canada), and Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and Gál’s Das Lied der Nacht (Theatre Osnabrück, Germany).
Chelsea’s choral and cantor experience is quite extensive. In 2002, she began with the Hamilton Children’s Choir and has performed at many venues both nationally and internationally. Currently, she sings with the Salzburger Bachchor and recently performed Haydn’s The Creation in spring 2018. She has also participated in many solo and studio recitals in Canada, Italy, and Austria.
Upon graduating from her bachelor degree, Chelsea received special distinction and excellence in voice performance. She has been awarded the Mariana Paunova Vocal Scholarship (McGill University, 2013-2015), in 2013 the Schulich School of Music Bursary Scholarship for excellence in both academics and vocal performance, and also the JW McConnell Academic Scholarship from McGill University in 2012. Chelsea is currently enrolled in her second year at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. She is studying a Master of Music (Lied and Oratorio) under the direction of Barbara Bonney and Wolfgang Holzmair, as well as a Master of Music (Opera) under the direction of Gernot Sahler and Alexander von Pfeil.