Doğukan Kuran, Baritone


In the season 2019/20 Doğukan KURAN will join the Junges Ensemble / young artists program of the Semper Opera Dresden.


Lichtentaler Str. 13
D 76530 Baden - Baden, Germany
Tel. +49 7221 9029655

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.




John Adams
Doctor Atomic – Jack Hubbard
Curtis Opera Theatre
Georges Bizet
Carmen – Le Dancaïre
Opera Philadelphia
Benjamin Britten
The Rape of Lucretia – Tarquinius
Curtis Opera Theatre
Jules Massenet
Manon – Lescaut
Curtis Opera Theatre
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Le nozze di Figaro – Il Conte Almaviva
Kimmel Center Theatre
10 Days in a Madhouse – Doctor
Opera Philadelphia
Giacomo Puccini
La Bohème – Marcello
Curtis Opera Theatre
Gianni Schicchi – Marco
Curtis Opera Theatre
Pagliacci – Silvio
Dokuz Eylul State Conservatory
Turandot – Ping
Santa Fe Opera Company
Kevin Puts
Elizabeth Cree – Mr. Greatorex (cover)
Opera Philadelphia
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Zolotoy petushok (The Golden Cockerel) – Prince Afron (cover)
Santa Fe Opera Company
Gioacchino Rossini
La scala di seta – Germano
Curtis Opera Theatre
Richard Strauss
Capriccio – Olivier
Opera Philadelphia
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Iolanta – Ibn-Khakia
Curtis Opera Theatre
Yevgeny Onegin – Onegin
Curtis Opera Theatre
Giuseppe Verdi
Rigoletto – Marullo
Chautauqua Music Festival