Soprano Chelsea Chaves has performed widely and is adored for her lyricism and winning stage presence. Since graduating with her master’s degree from the USC Thornton School of Music, Ms. Chaves has been featured in opera productions and concerts, including Astoria Music Festival, Musiktheater Bavaria, Opera Santa Barbara, OperaWorks, the 2022 Grammy Award Winning Pacific Chorale, Pacific Symphony, Songfest, and many more. Her favorite roles include Hanna Glawari from Lehár’s Die Lustige Witwe and Pamina from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.
Ms. Chaves is passionate about bringing classical music to the younger generations and is often featured with Long Beach Opera and Pacific Symphony in their outreach pursuits.
In 2018, she was a recipient of the prestigious vocal award from the Profant Foundation in Santa Barbara and was a finalist for the Loren L. Zachary Competition in 2015. She has also sung the National Anthem at two Laker games. Chelsea received her Bachelor of Music degree from Chapman University.