Chelsea Hart Melcher

Soprano

Experience and Training

Opera Performance Experience:

Suor Genovieffa–Suor Angelica–Opera Project Columbus 2017

Micaëla (cover) Carmen–Opera Columbus 2017

Frasquita (cover) Carmen–Opera Columbus 2017

Maria (scene) The Sound of Music–Opera Project Columbus 2017

Mariuccia– I Due Timidi  Opera Project Columbus 2016

Musetta La Bohème–Opera Columbus’ Opera on the Edge 2016

Twisted2–Opera Columbus, Columbus Symphony, Columbus Ballet Met 2016

Violetta (cover) La Traviata–Opera Columbus 2016

Musetta (cover) La Bohème–Opera Columbus 2016

Violetta La Traviata–Opera Columbus’ Outreach/Education 2015

Violetta (cover) La Traviata–Opera Columbus’ Opera on the Edge  2015

Annina La Traviata–Opera Columbus’ Opera on the Edge 2015

Donna Elvira (cover) Don Giovanni–Opera Seabrook 2015

Zerlina Don Giovanni–Opera Seabrook 2015

Adina L’Elisir d’Amore –Jacobs School of Music Opera Scenes 2015

Musetta La Bohème –Jacobs School of Music 2014

Fiordiligi Così fan tutte —Bay View Music Festival 2014

Female Chorus The Rape of Lucretia-Ohio State University Opera 2014

Helena (scene) A Midsummer Night’s Dream -Ohio State University Opera 2013

Miranda (scene) The Tempest (Act I Finale) -Ohio State University Opera 2013

Katharina (scene, cover) The Taming of the Shrew -Ohio State University Opera 2013

Gilda (scene) Rigoletto (Quartet) -Amherst Orchestra 2013

Violetta (scene) La Traviata (È strano…) -Amherst Orchestra 2013

Lauretta Gianni Schicchi -Opera Project Columbus 2013

Micaëla  Carmen –Ohio State University (OSU) Opera  2013

Violetta  La Traviata  (È strano…) -Ohio State University Orchestra 2013

Lauretta  Gianni Schicchi -Central Michigan University (CMU) Opera  2012

Nella  Gianni Schicchi -CMU Opera  2012

Violetta (scene)  La Traviata (Act II)  -CMU Orchestra  2012

Norina (scene)    Don Pasquale (Pronta io son) -CMU Opera 2012

Mimi  La Bohème -CMU Opera   2011

Nedda (scene) Pagliacci -CMU Opera 2011

Micaëla (scene)  Carmen (duet)  – CMU Opera   2011

Fiordiligi (scene)  Così fan tutte (duet)  – CMU Opera  2011

Euridice (scene)   Orfeo ed Euridice  –CMU Opera  2011

Zerlina   Don Giovanni – CMU Opera  2010

Papagena   Die Zauberflöte – CMU Opera  2009

Concert Experience:

Soprano Soloist, Music on the Hill Concert Series, 2016 – 2017
Soprano Soloist, RED Chapel Concert Series, 2016 – 2017
Soprano Soloist, The Columbus Maennerchor & Damenchor, 2016
Beethoven C Major Mass, Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, 2016
Handel Messiah, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2015
Handel Messiah, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2015
The 3 Sopranos and1 Baritone, The Columbus Maennerchor & Damenchor, 2015
PD Recital, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, 2015
Verdi Requiem, Ohio State University Symphony, 2015
Vier letzte lieder (Strauss), Amherst Symphony Orchestra, 2014
Beethoven Ninth Symphony, New Albany Symphony Orchestra, 2013
Verdi Requiem (Recordare), Amherst Orchestra, 2013
Handel Messiah, CMU Orchestra Concert, 2011
Rutter Gloria, Central Michigan University Festival Chorus, 2008
Haydn Missa Brevis, St. Charles Borromeo Sacred Concert, 2008
Rutter Requiem, St. Charles Borromeo Sacred Concert, 2007

Awards:

Irma Cooper Competition Semi-finalist (2016)
Opera Idol Semi-finalist and Finalist (2016)
Graduate Tuition Award: Jacobs School of Music (2014)
Irma Cooper Competition Semi-finalist (2014)
Graduate Teaching Associateship: Ohio State University (2012-2014)
Margaret Speaks Scholarship (2013)
Wilson Award Winner: Ohio State University (2013)
Scholarship Winner Women in Music: Columbus (2013)
Concerto Winner: OSU Concerto Competition with OSU Orchestra (2013)
Concerto Winner :CMU Concerto Competition with CMU Orchestra (2012)
Music Scholarship: Central Michigan University (2008-2012)

Special Skills:

DANCE: ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical: 13 years

LANGUAGE: Proficient in Italian, German, French, English

PIANO: private lessons for 11 years

Education/Training

Development Director, Opera Project Columbus 2016-present

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, IN

(Performance Diploma 2015)

Bay View Music Festival, Petoskey, MI

(Young Artist 2014)

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

(Master of Music: Vocal Performance 2014)

The Ohio Light Opera: Young Artist 2010

Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

(Bachelor of Music: Vocal Performance 2012)

Teachers: Timothy Noble, Heidi Grant Murphy, Robin Rice, Mary Kiesgen, Kelly Ford

Coaches: Kevin Murphy, Katherine Rohrer, Paul Melcher, Robert McFarland, A. Scott Parry (dramatic), Edward Bak, Casey Robards, Christina Haan, Jonas Laughlin, Eric Tucker

Conductors: Paul Nadler, Alessandro Siciliani, William Boggs, Rossen Milanov, Jose Maurtua, Michael Borowitz, Mark Swanson, Marshall Haddock, Luis Biava

Stage Directors/Choreographers: Jeffrey Buchman, Val Caniparoli, Edwaard Liang, Alex Ketley, Matthew Neenan, Robert McFarland,  Katherine Rohrer,  A. Scott Parry, Eric Tucker, Julie Wright Costa, Steven Daigle, Sarah Stone