Noted for her rich, warm timbre, soprano Loucine Topouzian has performed in operas throughout the United States and Europe. She earned her Master of Music in Voice and Opera Performance from Northwestern University under the instruction of Professor Nancy Gustafson and received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
Recently Topouzian performed the role of Laurette in Bizet's Le Docteur Miracle with First Coast Opera, The Plaintiff in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury with The Savoyaires, and Selena in Jake Heggie’s If I Were You with Nightingale Opera Theatre. Previous highlights include the role of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Despina in Così fan tutte, Ida and the understudy for Adele in Die Fledermaus, La Speranza in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, and Zerlina in Don Giovanni.
Topouzian made her European opera debut as Lauretta in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi in Italy, and Barbarina in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro in Germany. She was also a featured soloist in concerts throughout Emilia-Romagna, Italy in theaters such as Teatro Sociale di Novafeltria and Teatro Zuccari in Sant’Angelo in Vado.
In addition to opera, Topouzian enjoys performing the National Anthem at Big Ten sporting events and writing her own music. She won 1st place in the Indiana NATS Chapter and is the recipient of the University of Illinois Thomas J. Smith Scholarship, as well as the Winston Voice Competition Scholarship.
Voice lessons offer a unique opportunity for musical and personal growth. I prioritize positive encouragement and customize my teaching style to fit the needs of each student. By creating a supportive environment, students feel empowered to explore their musical abilities with courage and confidence.
Students are consistently cast as leading roles in Winnetka Community House, Wilmette Children's Theater, Skyline Children's Theater, Actors Training Center, and high school productions across the country.
"Two years later with Loucine’s guidance, she is singing and dancing on stage, more confident overall and doesn’t fear public speaking. Her vocal range has improved immensely but more importantly, Loucine has been an amazing role model. Loucine goes above and beyond to help my daughter and her students excel and achieve their goals. We highly recommend Loucine to anyone who is interested in voice lessons."
"I've been singing with Loucine since 2020 and she's great! She's helped me improve a lot in my vocal skills - 100% recommend!!!!"
"Loucine has taken my vocal range, intonation, power of control, and resiliency to levels I had not imagined possible."
"Loucine is the best ever! she has helped me learn so many techniques. I have grown so much from her teaching and not only that but she always gives me her full attention in lessons and she creates a comfortable and casual environment where I feel supported and encouraged"