Mezzo-soprano Chelsea Melamed has been recognized for her commanding stage presence which “lifts every scene in which she appears.” (Pittsburgh Tribune) Chelsea is currently the mezzo Chrisman Studio Artist with Opera Santa Barbara, and next season she will join the Mary Ragland Young Artist Program at Nashville Opera. She can be seen this season with Opera Santa Barbara performing Javotte in Manon and Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti. Next season she will make her debut as Nicklausse in Tales of Hoffman with Nashville Opera. Recent role highlights include Dorothée (Cendrillon) and Page of Herodias (Salome) at CCM, as well as Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro) with Opera Theater Pittsburgh. Other notable performances include Meg in Adamo’s Little Women, and the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods. Major concert works include Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, and Rossini’s Stabat Mater. Professional credits: Opera Santa Barbara, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Opera Theater Pittsburgh, Livermore Valley Opera, Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, and Marin Baroque. A native of Ventura, CA, Chelsea Melamed studied at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Lawrence University. She lives in San Francisco.
“A Night at the Light Opera”
Chelsea Melamed appears with Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra on two dates: