A dynamic performer and challenging artist, soprano Kelsea Webb has been praised for her superb storytelling and riveting vocal sensitivity.
In the 2017/18 season Miss Webb made several appearances throughout Chicago, and is quickly becoming a sought after artist on both the concert and cabaret stages. A recent graduate of the Merola Opera Program, Miss Webb continued the season singing the title role in Rusalka with Opera for the Young, and in the choruses of both Turandot and Faust with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The upcoming season includes role debuts as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Petite Opera Productions, and as the Woman in the Chicago premiere of The Man Who Woke Up with Thompson Street Opera Company. In addition, Miss Webb will return to the Lyric Opera of Chicago as an ensemble member in La Boheme, La Traviata, and Idomeneo.
Miss Webb's operatic roles include Alice Ford in Falstaff, Gertrude in Hansel and Gretel, Mrs. Patrick De Rocher in Dead Man Walking, Convoy/Sally/2010 Newscaster in Intoxication: America’s Love Affair with Oil, and Rose in Jake Heggie’s monodrama, At the Statue of Venus. A strong advocate of new works, she has premiered the roles of Lydia in Scenes from 1836 with Conner Prairie Museum, Grace Fisher in Where Fortunes Lie, Ana in Ana y su sombra, Unicorn in Mooch the Magnificent, and Rainbow Crow in The Firebringers.
As a recitalist, Webb is known for her variety of concert programming, combining different genres to create interesting and dynamic stories. She has honed these skills through residencies with the Vancouver International Song Institute, Operaworks, the Carnegie Hall Song Continues project, and through her work with soprano and cabaret performer, Sylvia McNair.
Miss Webb currently resides in Chicago, IL where she is a core supplementary chorister with the Lyric Opera of Chicago.