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.