Chelsea Friedlander

Chelsea Friedlander, soprano, New Jersey native, started her 2018 season singing the title role of Marie in The Daughter of the Regiment with Light Opera of New Jersey. This summer Ms. Friedlander debuted as Cunégonde in Candide as an Emerging Professional Artist in Los Angeles, California with Angels Vocal Art.

This fall, Ms. Friedlander joined Opera on the James as a Tyler Young Artist singing the title role of Betsy in Bucci’s Sweet Betsy from Pike. In 2019, Ms. Friedlander will join Nashville Opera’s Mary Ragland Young Artist program debuting as Olympia in The Tales of Hoffmann.

In 2017, Ms. Friedlander made multiple debuts including singing with Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera, as Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Frasquita in Carmen (Artist in Resident-Dayton Opera), The Chautauqua Opera Company as Euridice (Monteverdi/Respighi) in Orfeo and Soprano 1 in Phillip Glass’ Hydrogen Jukebox, Chautauqua Symphony, and Pacific Opera Project, (LA) as Monica in Menotti’s The Medium.

Other Performance highlights include: New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players; Off Broadway (company member), Opera in the Ozarks, Ohio Light Opera Company, Saratoga Opera, Light Opera of New York, and Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance. Ms. Friedlander holds a M.M. Manhattan School of Music and B.M. Cleveland Institute of Music.

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Current & Upcoming Performances

5
May
2019
3:00 pm
Mozart's Mass in C Minor
Soprano Soloist
Albany Pro Musica
Troy, NY
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Past Performances

6
April
2019
Tales of Hoffmann
Olympia
Nashville Opera
Performances on April 4 & 6
Nashville, TN
Andrew Jackson Hall, TPAC
4
April
2019
Tales of Hoffmann
Olympia
Nashville Opera
Performances on April 4 & 6
Nashville, TN
Andrew Jackson Hall, TPAC
9
February
2019
Valentine's Concert
Soprano Soloist
Nashville Opera
Nashville
TBA
19
January
2019
La Bella Notte
Soprano Soloist
Nashville Opera
Nashville
Hilton Nashville Downtown
4
November
2018
American Opera Project
Various
Opera on the James
Performances on November 4, 10, 11, & 16
21
July
2018
Candide
Cunegonde
A Noise Within Theatre Company
Pasadena, CA
20
July
2018
Candide
Cunegonde
A Noise Within Theatre Company
Pasadena, CA

“Olympia (Chelsea Friedlander) a stand-alone role in which Friedlander truly shines. Olympia’s role calls for a dramatic, coloratura voice that Friedlander so skillfully shows. Friedlander offered a performance combining extraordinary agility, accurate intonation, and pinpoint staccatos.”  – Nathan Stone, Music City Review on The Tales of Hoffmann, Nashville Opera

“This is the perfect vehicle to provide a star turn for the returning Chelsea Friedlander, a Light Opera of New Jersey favorite. Chelsea does not disappoint…she is a pure delight as the tomboy ‘mascot’ of a French regiment circa 1830. She does it all…sings (beautifully, of course), dances, and acts (from tender to broad slapstick).” – Rick Busciglio, NJ Footlighters, on The Daughter of the Regiment, 2018

“As Monica, Chelsea Friedlander sang with beauty of tone over her entire range. Her “Monica’s Waltz” was a selection to be savored.” – Operawire, Maria Nockin on Pacific Opera Project’s The Medium 2017

“The highlight of Bach Cantata #80 was Ms. Friedlander’s triumphant return to Dayton Philharmonic singing “Komm in Mein Herzenshaus” with clarity, fluidity, strength and beauty. Each phrase, each syllable, was carefully shaped and wonderfully sung.” – Adam Alonzo at Discover Classical on Dayton Philharmonic Masterworks Concert 2017

“Soprano, Friedlander (Euridice) making her Chautauqua Opera Debut sings with confidence and beautiful vocal color.” – The Post-Journal, Todd Pullan on L’Orfeo at The Chautauqua Opera Company, 2017

“Blonde’s music is a good fit for Chelsea Friedlander, who sailed easily up to her top Es and was still audible two and a half octaves lower in her exchanges with Osmin. Her voice carried well, and she proved an accomplished comedian as well.” – OperaNews, Dayton Opera 2017 on The Abduction from the Seraglio

“Ms. Friedlander’s debut was marvelous, as the ultimate ingenue, Blonde. Ms. Friedlander was absolutely darling. She handled her major role with bubbling enthusiasm.” – The Oakwood Register, Dayton Opera, 2017 on The Abduction from the Seraglio