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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). Both humbled and encouraged by support from patrons, peers, and mentors, 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 1st place winner of Senior Vocal Solo at the 2022 Manitoba Provincial Music and Arts Festival.

Recent performances also include “Pop-up Opera” 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).  

Past projects include Pacific Opera Victoria’s “Apprentice Civic Engagement Quartet,” a mentorship program for authentic storytelling and community engagement through workshops and digital projects.

After completing degrees in both business (BCom 2016) and music (BMus 2020, MMus 2022), Chelsea plans to help promote, share, and perform classical music and music theatre in Canada and abroad.

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