Chelsea Mahan

On the operatic stage, soprano Chelsea Mahan has been noticed in dramatic works for her “panache of character” (La Presse, 2015) while her comedic work on stage “creates some of the most memorable, funny moments of the night” (Star Phoenix, 2016). Equally at home in soundtrack recording, concert work, recital settings and productions in unconventional spaces, Ms. Mahan has lent her dramatic flare to up-close and personal performances in warehouses, abandoned churches and public libraries alike. As a prize-winning competitor, her achievements include first prize in both the 65th Young Artist Series Western Concert tour and the prestigious Gordon Wallis Opera Competition. Most recently, Ms. Mahan was appointed a Laureate of Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques and named a finalist in the Concorso Internazionale per Giovani Cantanti Lirici in Italy. Ms. Mahan has made appearances with La Compagnie Baroque MontRoyal, Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, Opera Nuova, Halifax Summer Opera, Little Opera on the Prairie and most recently, Saskatoon Opera where upcoming engagements include Love-Play, a concert of Mozart in collaboration with the Saskatoon Symphony’s Mozart Festival. Stage credits include Monica in The Medium, Laurette in Le Docteur Miracle, Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte, both Tytania and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Elle in Poulenc’s one woman opera La Voix Humaine, Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and most recently a dive into the world of comedic music theatre as Rita in The Volstead Blues with Souris Valley Theatre. Ms. Mahan holds a B.Mus and B.Ed from the University of Saskatchewan and has recently returned to Saskatchewan from Montreal as a recipient of the Graduate Excellence Award and holding a M.Mus from McGill University. Ms. Mahan is currently involved in projects throughout Western Canada, creating and collaborating to celebrate established repertoire and to introduce fresh, classical music to audiences, old and new.