Western Australian Opera
Chelsea Kluga made her professional debut as the Woodpecker with West Australian Opera in the 2018 production of The Cunning Little Vixen and has been a chorus member since 2017. Completing her Masters of Music at Mannes College in New York City, she was the recipient of the Dame Joan Sutherland Scholarship and a finalist for the Marin Alsop Entrepreneurship Award (2016). During her time at Mannes as part of the apprentice studio she performed as Olga (Eugene Onegin), Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro), the Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte) and Idamante (Idomeneo).
Chelsea attended the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where she completed a Graduate Diploma and Bachelor of Music for voice, and prior to this a Bachelor of Music for clarinet. She was awarded the V.H Cooper prize during her first year and throughout her time at the academy roles included Meg in Little Women and Clorinda in Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda. Before switching her major from clarinet to voice, Chelsea was a member of the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute (AISOI) and the Western Australia Youth Orchestra (WAYO).