Emerging Canadian soprano, Chelsea Kutyn, is excited to make two company debuts this season, first with Manitoba Opera in their Digital Emerging Artist Program, followed by her first appearance with the Regina Symphony Orchestra and her Messiah debut.
Doing her best to follow the advice of mentor Ben Butterfield who said, “Don’t bore me!” Recently, Kutyn was a featured soloist with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO), and debuted two roles; "Susannah" from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro with Manitoba Underground Opera, and "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”
A recent master’s graduate from U of M, in the studio of Monica Huisman, Chelsea is also the 2022 recipient of the John Mears Achievement in Music Award from ProArt Alliance, winner of the prestigious Winnipeg Music Festival Rose Bowl, the George H. Price Memorial Scholarship, and WSO Community Concert Award, and 1st place winner of Senior Vocal Solo at the 2022 Manitoba Provincial Music Festival.
This season, Kutyn also appeared with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra in “A New Year's Day Celebration” and in Braunfel’s “The Birds” with Pacific Opera Victoria. Past performances include “Pop-up Opera” and “Postcards” with Pacific Opera Victoria, “Poppea” in Monteverdi’s L'incoronazione di Poppea (Desautels Chamber Opera) and musical theatre scenes in the roles of "Sergeant Sarah" from Guys and Dolls, "Velma Kelly" from Chicago, "Catherine Parr" from Six, and "Beth" from Merrily We Roll Along (Desautels Theatre Ensemble).