Coloratura soprano, Chelsea Hollow has been praised for her “soaring high range” and “stage panache!” A passionate performer of new works, Chelsea has excelled in contemporary operatic roles including Stella Kowalski (A Streetcar Named Desire/Previn), Elizabeth (Frankenstein/Larsen), and Mina Harker (Despertar al Sueño/Ibarra). Ms. Hollow regularly works with local San Francisco Bay Area composers to premiere their works. Joining West Edge Opera’s Snapshot program, she “steered the performance,” of Stephen Eddins’s Why I Live at the P.O. with “indignation that struck the perfect balance of martyrdom and pathos.” Traditional operatic roles include Olympia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann/Offenbach), Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos/Strauss), Die Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte/Mozart), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier/Strauss), and Marie (La Fille du régiment/Donizetti). Internationally, Chelsea has performed in Guadalajara and Chihuahua, Mexico with Escenia Ensamble and the Orquesta Filarmónica del Estado de Chihuahua. In the United States, Ms. Hollow has performed most extensively at home in the San Francisco Bay Area with companies including The San Francisco Opera Guild, West Bay Opera, West Edge Opera, The Lamplighters, Pocket Opera, and 42nd Street Moon.

Concert specialties include Mozart’s concert aria Popoli di Tessaglia, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Allegri’s Miserere, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. Last Spring, Chelsea joined the Berkeley Symphony as a soloist in Gubaidulina’s Concerto for Two Orchestras. In Fall 2014, Chelsea was recognized as the winner of the BluePrint New Music Concerto Competition where she performed Schönberg’s rare work, Herzgewächse under the baton of Maestro Nicole Paiement. Other appearances include the Moorpark Symphony Orchestra’s Annual Concerto & Aria Concert where she was featured as the competition winner. Musical theater experience includes Carroll Beamish (Very Warm for May/Kern), Amelia (Bernarda Alba/LaChiusa), and Cinderella & Rapunzel (Into the Woods/Sondheim).

Chelsea, strives to create art that makes her audience think collectively and creatively. In this time of political, environmental, and social unrest, Ms. Hollow cherishes her charge as an artist to be a voice for the voiceless which is why she has created and performed her recital Voice for the Voiceless celebrating the feminist movement in contemporary classical music.