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DOGUKAN KURAN

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DOGUKAN KURAN

Singer/Baritone

Gifted young baritone Doğukan Kuran has an extraordinary voice of unusual timbre and range. He has been 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 made debuts as Le Dancaïre in a new production of Carmen and the world premiere of the role of the Doctor in Orth's "10 Days in Madhouse."

He recently graduated with his Master's Degree in Opera from the Curtis Institute of Music. During his time at Curtis, Kuran debuted in several new productions. Under the baton of Karina Canellakis, he performed the role of Il Conte Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Kimmel Center Theater. 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, Massenet's Lescaut, Germano in La Scala di Seta, and Ibn-Harkin in Iolanta. While at Curtis, he studied with Marlena Malas and Luis Ledesma. He has also worked with esteemed collaborator Mikael Eliasen, director Paul Curran, and conductor Corrado Rovaris.

Kuran has participated in the Santa Fe Opera festival and the Chautauqua Summer Music Program. He has competed in several international competitions, winning first Prize at the Young Opera Soloists Competition in Turkey, Second Prize at the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, and Grant winner in the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation.

Kuran was born in Turkey and completed his vocal studies with M. Alper Kazancıoğlu in his hometown of Izmir.