Canadian soprano Chelsea Kolić has been performing publicly 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 and Michael McMahon. Chelsea performed her first role with the University Mozarteum in December 2018 in their production of Philippe Boesmans’ Reigen. Chelsea has spent two summers as part of the Accademia Europa dell’Opera (Lucca, Italy) singing the role of Oberto in Händel’s Alcina (2017) and Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (2018). Her operatic scenes work 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 worked extensively on the roles of Pamina (Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte), Äanchen (von Weber’s Der Freischütz), and Morgana (Händel’s Alcina). Chelsea will be completing her final role at the Mozarteum in Janauary 2021, where she will be singing Vitellia in Mozart’s La clememza di Tito.
Her chorus experience includes engagements with the Salzburg Festival (Austria), Theater Osnabrück (Germany), Opera McGill (Canada), and Opera Hamilton (Canada). Chelsea’s choral and cantor experience began in 2002 and she has performed often throughout North America and Europe. She has also participated in many solo and studio recitals in Canada, Italy, Spain, and Austria. Upon graduating from her bachelor degree, Chelsea received special distinction and excellence in voice performance. She has been awarded many voice and academic scholarships from both McGill University and the University Mozarteum. Chelsea has also taken part in masterclasses to refine her skills, most recently with renown German tenor Christoph Prégardien (November 2019). She has also been named an Emerging Artist for the Arcady Ensemble (Brantford, Canada). Chelsea is currently enrolled in her final year at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. She has recently completed a Master of Music (Lied and Oratorio) under the direction of Barbara Bonney and Wolfgang Holzmair and is currently completing a Master of Music (Opera) under the direction of Gernot Sahler and Alexander von Pfeil. For the 2020/2021 season, Chelsea will be joining the ensemble of Theater Krefeld and Mönchengladbach as a chorus member.