Emerging Canadian soprano, Chelsea Kutyn, is doing her best to follow the advice of mentor Ben Butterfield who said, “Don’t bore me!” This year Chelsea made her debut with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, 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”
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, 1st place winner of Senior Vocal Solo at the 2022 Manitoba Provincial Music Festival, and the 2022 recipient of the John Mears Achievement in Music Award from ProArt Alliance.
Up next, Kutyn sings with Pacific Opera Victoria in Braunfel’s “The Birds” and Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte.” Recent performances also include “ A New Year's Day Celebration” with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, “Postcards” with Pacific Opera Victoria, “Poppea” in Monteverdi’s L'incoronazione di Poppea (Desautels Faculty of Music 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 Faculty of Music Theatre Ensemble).
After completing degrees in both business (BCom 2016) and music (BMus 2020, MMus 2023), Chelsea plans to help promote, share, and perform classical music and music theatre in Canada and abroad.