Baritone Doğukan Kuran recently graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, with a Master's Degree in Opera.
During his time at the Curtis Institute from 2014 to 2018 he had the opportunity to make several important role debuts. Under the baton of Karina Canellakis, he performed the role of Il Conte Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Kimmel Center. He has also performed the title role in Eugene Onegin, Marcello in La Bohème, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia, Jack Hubbard in Doctor Atomic, Olivier in Capriccio, Lescaut in Massenet’s Manon, Germano in La scala di seta, and Ibn-Khakia in Iolanta. While at Curtis, he studied with Marlena Malas and Luis Ledesma. He has also worked with Mikael Eliasen, director Paul Curran, and conductor Corrado Rovaris.
Praised for his intelligent musicianship and his warmth and charisma on the stage, he was an Emerging Artist at Opera Philadelphia during the 2017/2018 season, where he sang Le Dancaïre in a new production of Carmen and the role of the Doctor in the world premiere of in Orth's 10 Days in Madhouse.
In 2017 Doğukan Kuran has participated in the Santa Fe Opera Festival and the Chautauqua Summer Music Program. He has also competed in several international competitions, winning 1st Prize at the Young Opera Soloists Competition in Turkey (2014), 2nd Prize at the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition (2016), and Grant Winner in the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation (2016).
Doğukan Kuran was born in Turkey and completed his vocal studies with M. Alper Kazancıoğlu in his hometown of Izmir.
Le nozze di Figaro - Hai già vinta la causa
Pagliacci - E fra quest' ansie
Onegin - aria Act I
Edgar - Questo amor, vergogna mia