New Zealand born Soprano Chelsea Dolman holds a MMus in Performance Voice (University of Waikato) and was a 2014/15 Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist with NZ Opera. She received the Dame Sister Mary Leo Scholarship at the 2015 New Zealand Opera School, was a finalist in the 2014, 2017 and 2018 NZ Aria Competitions and also the 2015 and 2018 Sydney Eisteddfod McDonalds Aria competitions. She gained 1st place in the 2016 IFAC Handa Napier Aria, 3rd place in the 2018 Christchurch Aria, was a Semi-finalist in the 2018 Lexus Song Quest and won the Auckland Opera Studio prize at the 2019 New Zealand Singing School. Most recently she was a semi-finalist in the 2019 Immling Festival International Singing Contest (Bad Endorf, Germany).
She has understudied and performed various roles with New Zealand Opera including Zena: Katya Kabanova (NZ Opera 2017), Mercedes (understudy): Carmen (NZ Opera 2017), Louisa: The Bone Feeder (Auckland Arts Festival 2017), First Lady (understudy): The Magic Flute (NZ Opera 2016), Tisbe (understudy): La Cenerentola (NZ Opera 2015), and Kate Pinkerton: Madama Butterfly (NZ Opera 2015).
Chelsea is currently living in Karlsruhe, Germany.