Aline Kutan


With over 30 years of singing, Canadian soprano Aline KUTAN continues to win her audiences over with her crystalline voice, extraordinary virtuosity and refined artistry. She has performed over 30 roles in prestigious opera houses around the world in lead roles such as Lakmé, Queen of the Night/Magic Flute, Konstanze/Abduction from the Seraglio, Zerbinetta/Ariadne auf Naxos, Lyudmila/Ruslan and Lyudmila, Anne Trulove/The Rake’s Progress, Olympia/Tales of Hoffmann, Nanetta/Falstaff and Violetta/La Traviata. She created the role of Pasiphaé in Fénelon’s Les Rois at the Opéra de Bordeaux and sang Semele in Salieri’s Europa Riconosciuta at La Scala di Milano.

A past winner of the Metropolitan Opera and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra’s (OSM) voice competitions, Ms. Kutan has sung regularly in concert and recital. With the OSM, she’s performed the Angel in the Canadian premiere of Messiaen’s St. Francis of Assisi, Carmina Burana, Mahler’s 4th and 8th Symphonies, Stravinsky’s Nightingale and Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges. Oratorio performances include Britten’s War Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Requiem, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and his 9th Symphony, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, Dona Nobis Pacem by Vaughn Williams, Schubert’s Salve Regina, and Poulenc’s Gloria/Stabat Mater. In 2021, she sang Verdi’s Requiem, Brahms’s Requiem, Berlioz Les Nuits d’Eté as well as the 7th Quartet by the late Canadian composer Murray Schafer.

Before starting her lyric career, Ms. Kutan sang over 600 performances in the Canadian touring company of Lloyd Webber’s musical The Phantom of the Opera from 1991-1993. She has recorded opera and song under ATMA, Analekta and Sony BMG labels. Kutan teaches voice at McGill University and Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. This summer she will be teaching at the Orford International Summer Academy as well as the Zartonk International Academy in Armenia. Her spring/summer projects include singing Carmina Burana with the OPCM, a recital with pianist Olivier Godin, baroque arias with Vox Populi, Verdi arias with Festival Classica and a concert in Boiscommun, France.