|Year of Birth:||1983|
Nadine Koutcher (Belarusian: ?????? ?????, born 1983) is a Belarusian opera singer. A dramatic coloratura soprano, she was the winner of the 2015 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.
Koutcher was born in Minsk in 1983. In 2003 she graduated from Minsk State Musical College, the Department of Musical Theory.
In 2006 she won the 1st prize in the vocal contest of the Religious Music Festival «Mahutny Bozha». In 2007 she won 1st prize in two International competitions: Bibigul Tulegenova's Contest in Khazahstan and Irina Bogacheva's Contest in St. Petersburg. Also in 2007 she had opera debut in the Opera and Ballet Theatre of St. Petersburg Conservatory, she sang Marfa in the opera The Tsar’s Bride by Rimsky-Korsakov. In 2009 she started performing in The Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, her debut role was Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata. In the same theatre she performed other roles for lyrical and coloratura soprano, such as Princess Eudoxie in Galevi's “La Juive”, Oscar in Verdi's “Un Ballo in Maschera”.
During her studies at the Conservatory under the patronage of Sergey Stadler she took part in many projects, singing the roles of Lucia (“Lucia di Lammermoor” by Gaetano Donizetti), Maria (“Ivan the 4th” by George Bizet), Serafim (“Christ on the Mount of Olives” by Beethoven), soprano solo in Symphony No.9 by Beethoven and the soprano in Mozart's Requiem.In October 2010 in Beijing's Concert Hall she gave her first solo concert, accompanied by the pianist, and the prize-winner Dmitry Pavliy.