Love of Homeland in Musical Notes

“With his rich and powerful voice, Turkish bass baritone Burak Bilgili ignited comedy with his old, pale-faced, bespectacled Don Pasquale character. His learned Italian words, with a resounding expression of articulation and character, with his voice radiating with a great and deep resonance, deftly portrayed a self-styled old man who decided to buy a young bride. Despite all his creepy and lecherous ways, Bilgili made you feel sympathy for this character.” Ft Worth 2018 Don Pasquale

After his first professional opera performance with the character of Don Alfonso in the Lucrezia Borgia opera at Teatro alla Scala in 2002, bass Burak Bilgili achieved great success by appearing on the world-famous opera stages. These stages include New York Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, Washington National Opera, San Francisco Opera, Montreal Opera, Canadian Opera in Toronto, Liceu de Barcelona, ​​Grand Theater de Geneve, Caramoor Festival, Savonlinna Festival, Florence Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. Maestros he has worked with include Evenlino Pidò, Nicola Luisotti, and Alberto Zedda.

His recent productions include Nabucco (Zaccaria) at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Rigoletto (Sparafucile) in Mexico, Messiah by Haendel with Washington National Symphony Orchestra and Detroit Symphony and Haendel's Messiah, Norma (Oroveso) at Miami Opera. ), Luisa Miller (Conte di Walter) at the Hamburg Staatsoper, the role of Sarastro in the opera The Magic Flute in Naples, a gala concert by David Dichiera at the Detroit Opera, and Romeo et Juliette (Laurent) and Don Pasquale at the Atlanta Opera.

Before these remarkable performances, Bilgili successfully performed the roles of Zaccaria in Nabucco with Washington Opera, Ramfis in Aida with Edmonton Opera, Procida in Vespri Siciliani in Caramoor Festival, Sarastro in the Magic Flute opera in Avignon, Ferrando in Il Trovatore for his first performance with San Francisco Opera and Fiesco with Montreal Opera in Simon Boccangra.

His performances in the past season include Escamillo at Florence Opera, L'Italiana in Algier at Montpellier, Father Laurent at Beijing NCPA, and Don Pasquale in Ft. Worth.

Burak Bilgili will make his debut in the opera La Forza del Destino in Cologne next season, and will play the role of Mustafa in L'Opera de Tours' L'Italiana in Algieri production and Nilakantha in Oman Royal Opera's Lakme production

His recent concert performances include Dvorak's Stabat Mater at Carnegie Hall with the New York Choral Society, Janacek's Glagolitic Mass with Atlanta Symphony, Verdi's Messa da Requiem with Charlotte Symphony and Istanbul Symphony Orchestra, Handel's Messiah with Washington National Orchestra and Ramfis part in Aida with the Atlanta Symphony. He also played Sparafucile in Rigoletto in the Omaha Lyric Opera, and Colline in La Boheme in the Naples Opera, Nourabad in the production of Les Pecheurs de Perles in the Miami Lyric Opera, Don Basilio in the Barber of Seville production with the Canadian Opera Company, and the role of Don Pasquale (leading role) in the Cincinati Opera.

Bilgili, who has received many awards throughout his career, is a graduate of the Philadelphia Academy of Vocal Arts. He started as a student of Professor Güzin Gürel at Mimar Sinan University Conservatory in Turkey and continues his studies.

Born in Eskişehir, Gökhan Aybulus started his music education at Anadolu University State Conservatory with Prof. Zöhrab Adıgüzelzade. In 2000, he was accepted into Naum Shhtarkman's class at the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory. Aybulus, who completed his undergraduate and graduate education with Naum Shhtarkman in 2006, comleted his studies in 2009 with Prof. Sergei Dorensky in doctorate level at the same school.

The artist, who received degrees in many national and international competitions, has worked with Mikhail Voskresensky, Ruvim Ostrovsky, Pavel Nersesian, Nikolai Lugansky, Andrey Pisarev and Nina Kogan during his education in Russia.

Besides International Carniola Music Festival (Slovenia), Bruckner Music Festival (Austria), Bella Pais (TRNC) he gave concerts in many countries such as Turkey, USA, Russia, Ukraine, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Azerbaijan and China. In 2012, he took part as a soloist with the Presidential Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Rengim Gökmen in a tour that took place in Beijing, Xi'an, Guangzhou and Shenzhen cities of China and consisted of four concerts. Aybulus gave concerts in the leading halls of the world and our country such as Brucknerhaus, Philharmonie Essen, Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin Konzerthaus, Tchaikovsky Conservatory Great Hall, Beijing National Performance Center (NCPA), Xinghai Concert Hall, Shenzhen Concert Hall, Maribor Union Hall, Sarajevo National Theater, Vijećnica, Albert Long Hall and Presidential Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall. He received great acclaim by giving concerts with world-famous artists such as Naum Shtarkman, Nikolay Lugansky, Dora Schwarzberg, Natalia Gutman, Cihat Aşkın, Bülent Pet, Alexander Buzlov, Roman Simovich and Alexander Kagan.

Aybulus was awarded the "Art Encouragement Award" by Anadolu University in 2013, the "Vocational Services Award" by Eskişehir Yunus Emre Rotary Club in 2014, and the "Pianist of the Year" award at the 7th Donizetti Classical Music Awards in 2017.

Gökhan Aybulus, who received the title of associate professor in 2012, still works as a faculty member at Eskişehir Anadolu University State Conservatory. In addition, the artist, who gives solo recitals and chamber music concerts in Turkey and abroad, is being invited as a soloist to orchestras in our country and abroad.

Start Date: 23.10.2019
Time: 18.00
Region: Cappadocia Campus
Location: Argos in Cappadocia
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Event Type: Seminar
Organizing Unit: Health Culture and Sports Unit