Chelsea Duval-Major, mezzo-soprano
Chelsea Duval-Major, mezzo-soprano, comes from Brooklyn, NY. Chelsea is a first year Artist Diploma student at the College-Conservatory of Music at University of Cincinnati, where she also received her BM and MM in Vocal Performance. She currently studies with Thomas Baresel. Formerly, Chelsea studied with baritone, Francis Keeping, and coaches regularly with Maestro Neal Goren.
Most recently Chelsea performed with Opera Southwest in their production of Tancredi, singing the role of Roggiero as well as covering the Title Role.
In upcoming months, Chelsea will perform the roles of Old Lady in Bernstein's "Candide" and Ariodante in Handel's "Ariodante", both at CCM. Previously at CCM, Chelsea has performed the role of Idamante in the Mainstage production of Mozart's "Idomeneo",
Mrs Paskova in Janacek's "The Cunning Little Vixen", as well as singing in the Studio Production of William Bolcom's Cabaret Songs, which has had three traveling performances (in New York City at the Neue Galerie, Washington D.C at the National Museum for Women in the Arts and in Cincinnati for a benefit performance).
As an undergraduate student Chelsea sang in many operas, including leading roles in the Opera d'Arte productions. These roles include Zita in ‘Gianni Schicchi’, Forester's Wife in ‘The Cunning Little Vixen’, Amastris in ‘Xerxes’ and Cherubino in ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’. Chelsea also sang in two CCM Opera Fusion productions: the role of Kathleen O’Fallin in Ricky Ian Gordon’s ‘Morning Star’ as well as participating in the Ensemble of Terence Blanchard’s ‘Champion’ and many other graduate productions.