“Perhaps the most captivating performance of the whole night should go to Chelsea Miller."
Soprano Chelsea Miller is the darling of Opera Memphis, a nationally acclaimed company based in her hometown of Memphis,TN. She has sung over eight leading roles with the company and will be returning to end the season as The Soldier in the moving new opera, The Falling and the Rising.
Chelsea began this new year playing Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore with Opera Memphis, reprising a role performed the previous fall with Anchorage Opera. This summer, she will be returning to Ohio Light Summer to play Cinderella in Into the Woods and Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance. She made her debut with OLO last summer as Cunégonde, the comically unlucky leading lady in Leonard Bernstein's masterpiece, Candide. Her performance was, according to The Daily Record, both “a revelation” and “divine”.
In 2017, Chelsea sang with Des Moines Metro Opera as Mrs. Nordstrom in A Little Night Music, where critics remarked that "you will likely never hear a finer sung rendition of this score." In summer 2016, she joined the prestigious Chautauqua Opera starring as Yum-Yum in Ned Canty's acclaimed, off-the-wall production of The Mikado. Other past roles include Gretel, Thérèse/Tirésias (Les mamelles de Tirésias), Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), and Madame Silberklang (Impresario).
Chelsea recently placed second in the National Opera Association’s annual voice competition. She holds a master's degree from Louisiana State University and an artist diploma from The University of Memphis.