Despite the turbulent last few years, Canadian soprano Chelsea Kutyn is charging full steam ahead; winning the Rose Bowl, George H. Price Memorial Scholarship, and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Community Concert Performance Award from the Winnipeg Music Festival (April 2022). This season, Chelsea also debuts as “Magda” from Menotti’s The Consul with Opera NUOVA (July 2022) and as “Susannah” from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with Manitoba Underground Opera (Aug 2022).
This fall, Chelsea will complete her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance with Monica Huisman at the University of Manitoba and audition for young artist programs.
Recent performances include “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).
Following the advice of mentor Ben Butterfield who said, “Don’t bore me!” Chelsea plans to use her skills from business (BCom 2016) and performing (BMus 2020, MMus 2022) to explore opportunities in classical music and music theatre.