Canadian Armenian coloratura soprano Aline Kutan has been enjoying a successful operatic career both in North America and Europe. During the 2003-2004 season, Ms. Kutan made her debut at Opera de Bordeaux, singing in the world premiere of Philippe Fenelon’s contemporary opera Les Rois. After that she made her debut at the prestigious Glyndebourne Festival in England and at the Opera National de Paris in the role of the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute.
Aline Kutan is closely associated with the roles of Lakmé and the Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute), which she has sung at companies including Opéra d’Avignon, Opéra de Toulon, Opéra de Montréal, Michigan Opera Theatre, New York City Opera, and Opéra de Québec. Other roles include Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos) at Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, and Opéra de Montréal, Olympia (Les contes d’Hoffmann) at Opéra Royal de Wallonie and Grand Théâtre de Genève, Blumenmädchen (Parsifal) at Opéra de Paris-Bastille, and Semele (Europa riconosciuta) at La Scala. Last OdM appearance: The Magic Flute (2009).
Ms. Kutan is the winner of the 1995 New York Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, recipient of the George London Award, the Jeunesses Musicales Joseph Rouleau award and the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation Study Grant. Other national awards include the MSO Voice Competitions, the Vancouver Operatic Society Competitions, and the Toulouse International Vocal Competition in France for the Best Interpretation of a French Opera Excerpt.