BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World 2017 Preview: Turkish Star Ezgi Karakaya Ready To Become Household Name

(BBC Cardiff Singer of the World)

Ezgi Karakaya is a rising star in her native Turkey, and she is poised to reach an even higher stage in her career when she competes at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition this summer.

Short Bio

 The mezzo-soprano entered the Anadolu University State Conservatory in 2005 and graduated with first-class honors five years later. In 2016 she won the top prize in the 9th National Young Soloist Competition’s professional category in Izmir and was given a special prize: the chance to join a master class at the Savonlinna Music Academy and to study with Professor Konrad Jarnot.

Major Performances & Roles

 She has been a fixture at the Turkish State Opera in Ankara, where she has performed such roles as Clarina (“La Cambiale di Matrimonio”), Giannetta (“L’Elisir d’Amore”), Volpino (“Lo Speziale”), Giovanna (“Rigoletto”), Prince Orlofsky (“Die Fledermaus”), Suzuki (“Madama Butterfly”), Mercedes (“Carmen”), Enrichetta di Francia (“I Puritani”), Czipra (“Der Ziguenerbaron”), Flora (“La Traviata”), Metella (“La Vie Parisienne”), and Geneviève (“Pellèas et Mèlisande”).

If you search for her name, you will immediately be shown this excerpt of the mezzo:

 

 

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About the Author

David Salazar

Prior to creating OperaWire, DAVID SALAZAR, (Editor-in-Chief) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he interviewed major opera stars including Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau and Rolando Villazon among others. His 2014 interview with opera star Kristine Opolais was cited in a New York Times Review.

He also had the opportunity of interviewing numerous Oscar nominees, Golden Globe winners and film industry giants such as Guillermo del Toro, Oscar Isaac and John Leguizamo among others.

David holds a Masters in Media Management from Fordham University. During his time at Fordham, he studied abroad at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. He also holds a dual bachelor’s from Hofstra University in Film Production and Journalism.

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