Feeling comfortable on both the operatic and musical theater stages, Chelsea Friedlander, soprano holds a Masters of Music from Manhattan School of Music and Bachelor of Music from Cleveland Institute of Music.
In the 2018-2019 season Ms. Friedlander will debut with Opera on the James in Virginia as a Tyler Young Artist. In January, Ms. Friedlander will join Nashville Opera’s Mary Ragland Young Artist Program and debut Olympia in Tales of Hoffmann.
In March of 2018, Ms. Friedlander returned to Light Opera of New Jersey singing Marie, the title role in The Daughter of the Regiment. In July, under the baton of Kristof Van Grysperre, Ms. Friedlander debuted the role of Cunegonde in Candide in Los Angeles, California with Angels Vocal Art as an Emerging Professional Artist.
In the fall of 2017 Ms. Friedlander returned to Dayton Philharmonic as Soprano soloist in Masterworks Series: Mendelssohn & The Reformation and debuted with Pacific Opera Project, California as Monica in Menotti’s The Medium.
2016-2017 included: Debut with Dayton Opera as Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail (February 2017) and Frasquita in Carmen (May 2017). Debut with Chautauqua Opera Company as Apprentice Artist singing Euridice in L’Orfeo (Montverdi/Respighi) and Soprano 1 in Phillip Glass’ Hydrogen Jukebox.
Recent Performances: Mabel in Pirates of Penzance (Ohio Light Opera Company) Luisa in The Fantasticks (Women’s Theater of NJ), Nannetta in Falstaff (Martina Arroyo Prelude) Adele in Die Fledermaus (Opera in the Ozarks) and Lucy in Menotti’s The Telephone (Light Opera of New Jersey). Recent Concert Work: Handel’s Messiah (Dayton Philharmonic), Opera Highlights Concert (Steven Osgood, conductor and Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra), Musical Theater POPS (Stuart Chafetz, conductor and Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra) American Song Book Concert (Light Opera of NY), Bernstein/Sondheim Concert & Carousel: In Concert (Coro Lirico). Recently sang along side Kristin Chenoweth with Concert Pops of Long Island. Consecutive Encouragement Award Winner at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Connecticut District). Company member of New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Company & Victor Herbert Renaissance Project Live!
Chelsea is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and AGMA.