"A much more substantial voice than one usually hears in this aria. Lovely warmth in the middle. The climaxes are wonderfully secure and exciting to hear. The words come through very vividly, and what is also wonderful is her dramatic involvement, which is total -- she lives every line."

Roger Pines (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

"Hart is a woman to be reckoned with."

Petoskey News

"Soprano Chelsea Hart Melcher performed 'Gretchen am Spinnrade', a veritable tour of the inner landscape of the title character – the lovesick Margarete, as she pines for Faust. Melcher delivered a clear and straightforward interpretation of the text..." In Beethoven Ninth..."the quartet of soloists came through admirably in each of its notoriously thorny passages."

The Columbus Dispatch

"A coolly captivating performance of Andre Previn's 'Vocalise'."

The Columbus Dispatch

"Her move to sympathetic support and sacrifice was handled with grace."

WFIU Public Radio

"Sings 'Come scoglio' with commanding force"

Petoskey News

“Singing better than very well... Girly... Wonderful firebrand Musetta.”

WFIU Public Radio

"Chelsea... as the teasing Musetta... gave Marcello plenty of argumentative love; they made their presence known..."

The Herald Times

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Confidence | Performance Anxiety | Personal Development


Steal Me Sweet Thief (The Old Maid and the Thief)

Paul Melcher, Piano

La Vie En Rose (Édith Piaf)

Paul Melcher, Piano

O Mio Babbino Caro (Gianni Schicchi)

Paul Melcher, Piano

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About Chelsea

Internationally acclaimed opera singer Chelsea Melcher is a native of Coldwater, Michigan and has been described as “coolly captivating” and “a woman to be reckoned with” onstage. The Opera Idol National Finalist graduated with a Performance Diploma from the world-renowned Jacobs School of Music under the study of Heidi Grant Murphy, Kevin Murphy, and Timothy Noble. At The Jacobs School of Music Chelsea performed Musetta (La Bohème) under the baton of Paul Nadler and direction of Jeffrey Buchman. Chelsea’s recent roles include Valencienne (The Merry Widow), Maria (The Sound of Music), Adina (L’Elisir d’amore), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), Violetta (La Traviata), Annina, (La Traviata) Nedda (I Pagliacci), Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Mariuccia (I Due Timidi), Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia), Micaëla (Carmen), Frasquita (Carmen)Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Mimi (La Bohème), and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Musetta, (La Bohème), and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni).

Chelsea has performed Verdi’s Requiem and Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder, the Messiah, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and Mahler’s Second Symphony. Melcher’s performing includes collaboration with Opera Columbus, Opera Seabrook, Opera Project Columbus, Bay View Music Festival, New Albany Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Columbus Symphony, Ohio Light Opera, Midland Symphony, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Amherst Symphony, Central Michigan Orchestra, and The Ohio State University Orchestra.

Chelsea has been awarded the prestigious Margaret Speaks Scholarship, Jacobs School of Music Graduate Tuition Award, Jacobs School of Music Performance Certificate Recommendation, Wilson Award, Women in Music (Columbus) Award, and has received first place in numerous concerto competitions. Chelsea has been featured performing many works of modern composers and has performed world premieres for composers such as Paul Melcher, Philip Rice, and Jacob Reed. Chelsea is the founder of Vocal Career Academy and Nerves Be Gone Academy, Professor of Entrepreneurial Performance Anxiety within the Marketing Impact Academy and soon to be Professor of Music at Siena Heights University. Chelsea specializes in coaching performers to manage anxieties and gain a natural confidence onstage and in auditions. Her masterclasses, coachings and courses have helped hundreds of students gain confidence, take their mind off the opinions of others, and truly enjoy performing.

In addition to her performance career, Chelsea has co-founded RED School of Music with professional teachers and unlimited performance opportunities. Guests artists and professional collaborations feature RED School of Music faculty and students across the midwest.

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Chelsea Hart-Melcher

My Why

Singing is hard. Performing is harder. When you put yourself out there, you may feel insecure and lack confidence. It can show in your voice and physical symptoms can often make you feel paralyzed.

It breaks my heart to see singers work so hard on their technique and presentation, only to have that fall by the wayside when their anxiety takes hold. I've made it my mission to help my students channel their anxiety to be their superpower so that it no longer disables them, but enables them to perform with focus, joy, and confidence.

Chelsea Hart-Melcher