Soprano Chelsey Geeting was most recently seen performing in concert with Lisette Oropesa in "A Starry Night," broadcast by Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Other appearances include “Contessa,” in Le Nozze di Figaro with LSU Opera, soloist for Baton Rouge Symphony's "Bachtoberfest," in concert with Paul Groves singing the duet "Parle-moi de ma mere" from Carmen, and numerous concert and recital appearances, including Rachmaninoff op. 14, Strauss' Vier Letzte Lieder, and In Terra, Pax by Finzi. Geeting also enchanted as “Number 3” in Roy Rallo's production of Transformations>i presented by the Merola Opera Program. Two-time Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Competition, finalist in the Gerda Lissner Lieder Competition and Audience Choice at the Saengerbund Competition, Geeting will perform at the Aquilon Music Festival this summer.
Born in Portland, Maine, Chelsey Geeting completed a Doctor of Musical Arts at Louisiana State University, where she studied with tenor Robert Grayson. Between teaching and performing, Geeting enjoys traveling, reading, and yoga.
Chelsey Geeting was invited to sing "Parle-moi de da mere" with Metropolitan Opera Star Paul Groves. Listen to Mr. Groves and Ms. Geeting.
Chelsey Geeting's Contessa was powerful, complex, and moving. She painted a perfect portrait of a strong woman living in the male dominated 1960's in this modern production of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro.
There are singer who communicate so intensely through their eyes; it's something I call magnetism. It just makes you want to watch them, and be completely drawn in by them...Chelsey does this effortlessly...there is something about her intensity that is just really special.
- Brian Speck, Houston Grand Opera Studio
Chelsey Geeting performed #3 in The Merola Opera's production of Conrad Susa's Transformations. In this modern ensemble opera, based on the poetry of Anne Sexton, all 8 roles are identiefed by numbers and take on numerous varied characters throughout the opera. Here is what the San Francisco Chronical had to say "Matthew Anchel’s hefty bass and the elegant low register of soprano Chelsey Geeting made a persuasive pair" - Joshua Kosman, The San Francisco Chronicle
Chelsey Geeting offered "Sein wir wieder gut", often referred to as the composer's aria, from Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos for Metropolitan Opera stars Paul Groves and Lisette Oropesa in a joint masterclass. Read what Oropesa had to say about the day.
Her voice has so much glorious ease on the top and the bottom
...that's not an easy feat - Lisette Oropesa
Chelsey Geeting reprises one of her favorite roles, Dorabella, in Acadiana Center for the Arts' modern production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. While performed in the original italian this production's recitative was replaced with newly written english dialouge.
Chelsey Geeting brings to life one of opera's great leading ladies, Dido; queen of Carthage, in Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.This monumental Baroque opera tells the dramatic story of a strong queen's dispair at being abandoned by her lover, the Trojan hero, Aeneas.
Chelsey Geeting assumes the role of Dorabella in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. This beloved comedic opera is the story of two sisters, the men they love, two conniving cynics and what happens when you mix a little deception with love and money.
Chelsey Geeting is a superb singer of whom, I have little doubt, we will be hearing more. Her sound is full, her delivery is confident...
- Colin Clarke, Fanfare