Doğukan Kuran, Baritone


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

Baritone Doğukan Kuran is a member of the Young Artists’ Program, Junges Ensemble, at Dresden’s Semper Opera since the beginning of the 2019 / 20 season. His roles at this prestigious opera house include, among many others, Fiorillo in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Melisso in Händel’s Alcina.

Doğukan graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, with a Master's Degree in Opera.

During his time at Curtis 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 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 Massenet’s Manon, Germano in La scala di seta, and Ibn-Khakia in Iolanta. He studied with Marlena Malas and Luis Ledesma, and 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 a 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.

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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
Peter Eötvös
Der goldene Drache – Der Mann
Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Georg Friedrich Händel
Alcina – Melisso
Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Jules Massenet
Manon – Lescaut
Curtis Opera Theatre
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Le nozze di Figaro – Il Conte Almaviva
Kimmel Center Theatre
Die Zauberflöte – 1. Priester
Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Jacques Offenbach
Les contes d’Hoffmann – Herrmann
Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Rene Orth
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
Gioachino Rossini
La scala di seta – Germano
Curtis Opera Theatre
Il viaggio a Reims – Antonio
Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
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