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Idil Kutay

soprano

Idil Kutay
© Barbara Aumüller

Idil Kutay joined Oper Frankfurt's Opera Studio in the 2023/24 season, where she made her debut with Barbarina in Tilmann Köhler's new production of Le nozze di Figaro which was followed by 1st Goblin in the first staged performances in Frankfurt of Wolfgang Fortner's Don Perlimplín's Love for Belisa in his Garden.  She also took part in the Opera Studio Soiree and sang Papagena in performances of an opera for children. She gained her masters at the Dutch National Opera Academy, where roles included Cornelia (Graun's Cleopatra e Cesare), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), the title role in Pauline Viardot's Cendrillon and Beth March in Mark Adamo's adaptation of Little Women, gaining invaluable experience with conductors including Felix Bender and Karel Deseure and the director Dirk Schmeding. She won a scholarship to the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag, where she was awarded her bachelors summa cum laude, won 2nd prize and the 2019 Alīda Vāne Singing Competition in Latvia and reached the finals of the 2022 Neue Stimmen competition in Gütersloh.