Aline Kutan


Canadian soprano Aline Kutan is known for her crystalline voice, extraordinary virtuosity and refined artistry. She has performed in prestigious opera houses throughout Europe and America and has sung over 30 roles including Lakmé, Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute), Konstanze (The Abduction from the Seraglio), Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), Lyudmila (Ruslan and Lyudmila), Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress), Olympia (The Tales of Hoffmann), 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, Milan.

A winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal’s (OSM) Vocal Competition, Ms. Kutan sings regularly in concert and recital. With the OSM, she performed the Angel in the Canadian premiere of Messiaen’s St. Francis of Assisi and has appeared in Carmina Burana, Mahler’s Symphony No 8, Stravinsky’s The 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 Symphony No 9, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem, Schubert’s Salve Regina, and Poulenc’s Gloria and Stabat Mater.

Ms. Kutan has made several recordings of opera and concert with the ATMA, Analekta and Sony BMG labels. She teaches voice at McGill University and the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal.