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ABOUT

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Emerging Canadian soprano, Chelsea Kutyn, is doing her best to follow the advice of mentor Ben Butterfield who said, “Don’t bore me!”

 

This summer Chelsea made her debut as "Susannah" from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro with Manitoba Underground Opera, and as "Magda Sorel" in Menotti's The Consul with Opera NUOVA.  “Kutyn was magnificent…capturing the full range of Magda’s anger, exasperation and ultimate despair chillingly…her depth of characterization and technical command owned the room" (Opera Canada).

 

This fall Chelsea is excited to make her debut with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and complete her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance with Monica Huisman at the University of Manitoba. 

 

Chelsea is the 2022 recipient of the Rose Bowl, George H. Price Memorial Scholarship, and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Community Concert Performance Award from the Winnipeg Music Festival, and the 2022 Recipient of the John Mears Music Achievement Award from ProArt Alliance.

Photo by Kyla Fradette,  2022

 
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oPERA cANADA rEVIEW

OPERA NUOVA AND MUSIC THEATRE FESTIVAL’S THE CONSUL
“PRESENTED WITH A PROFESSIONAL FLAIR”
July 12, 2022


"Chelsea Kutyn, was magnificent. She epitomized the notion of passionate commitment to a role to horrifying effect, along the way singing her couple of arias with riveting engagement, capturing the full range of Magda’s anger, exasperation and ultimate despair chillingly. She has the power to fill a 2,000 soft-seat auditorium, and in this venue, her depth of characterization and technical command owned the room."
- Bill Rankin

MUSIC

Highlights from The Winnipeg Music Festival 2022

Pacific Opera Victoria
Apprentice Civic Engagement Quartet Project

 

"​Watch as Chelsea Kutyn takes you into the depths of her COVID-19 recovery journey, baring the fears and the struggles that began during her 29 days in isolation and have continued to impact her life over the past year." - Pacific Opera Victoria

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Sept 14, 2022

Victoria, BC







October 1, 2022

Winnipeg MB

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Pop Up Opera
Pacific Opera Victoria


Pop Up Opera features one or two singers accompanied by recorded tracks created by pianist Kimberley-Ann Bartczak. Each day the singer(s) will pop up in different locations for 10 minutes of music, in neighbourhoods, on street corners, in parks, and outside retirement residences and care facilities.


Soloist- Community Celebration Concert
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Centennial Concert Hall


RECENT PERFORMANCES

August 23-27, 2022 
Winnipeg, MB
"Susannah" in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro
Manitoba Underground Opera

July 12-31, 2022
Victoria, BC
Pop Up Opera
Pacific Opera Victoria

July 2-5, 2022 
Edmonton, AB
"Magda Sorel" in Menotti's The Consul
Opera NUOVA

 

REVIEWS

OPERA CANADA

NUOVA OPERA AND MUSIC THEATRE FESTIVAL’S THE CONSUL

“PRESENTED WITH A PROFESSIONAL FLAIR”

July 12, 2022

"Chelsea Kutyn, was magnificent. She epitomized the notion of passionate commitment to a role to horrifying effect, along the way singing her couple of arias with riveting engagement, capturing the full range of Magda’s anger, exasperation and ultimate despair chillingly. She has the power to fill a 2,000 soft-seat auditorium, and in this venue, her depth of characterization and technical command owned the room."

- Bill Rankin

 

EDMONTON SCENE

MENOTTI'S THE CONSUL REVIEW

"OPERA NUOVA'S THE CONSUL IS A FASCINATING EVENING, ALBEIT A HARROWING AND A TIMELY ONE"

July 1, 2022

"The main role of Magda is is a considerable one, for a big dramatic soprano voice. Chelsea Kutyn has just such a voice, powerful and emotive, and at the same time she was prepared to go beyond that in some of the parlando passages. Magda is the emotive key to the whole opera (and the most developed character), and Kutyn ensured that the audience were left emotionally drained in the final apotheosis."

- Mark Morris

 

SCHMOPERA

MOZART'S THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO REVIEW

"A QUEER-FRIENDLY FIGARO OUT OF MANITOBA UNDERGROUND OPERA"

September 9, 2022

"As Susanna, Chelsea Kutyn’s voice sparkled with warmth and sincerity. Kutyn was quick, clever, and heartfelt—a magnetic artist to watch. "

- Andrea Lett

 

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Chelsea Kutyn with Xuguang Zhang (center) and Alex Chen (piano) 2019 Chinese Art Song Conc

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