Hailed for her “silver-voice”, Croatian-Canadian soprano Chelsea Kolić is establishing herself as one of the most exciting young artists of her generation. Previously based in Germany, Kolić has appeared in a range of solo roles with Theater Krefeld und Mönchengladbach, including Frasquita (Carmen), First Lady (The Magic Flute) First Wood Sprite (Rusalka), and as a soloist in The Plague. She made her UK debut in 2022 with the Hampstead Garden Opera, in the title role of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen. In 2022, Kolić was an academy artist in Sweden’s Confidencen Opera & Music Festival and soprano soloist in Handel’s Brockes Passion with the Crescendo Chor Krefeld. She was a District winner at the 2020-21 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition and has received prizes from the 6th Arturo Toscanini International Competition for Singers, the Concorso Internazionale Città di Massa, and the San Francisco International Innovative Music Competition. An avid performer of lieder and contemporary works, Kolić is a graduate of Salzburg’s Mozarteum University (Master of Music in Opera, Lied, and Oratorio), and holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from the Schulich School of Music of McGill University.
Member of the Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal, Chelsea Kolić is generously sponsored by Sue and Soren Wehner.