“Orhan Yildiz impressed as Taddeo,….” Opera, February 2020
Orhan Yildiz, member of Wiener Staatsoper since the 2016/2017 season, is singing parts including Malatesta in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Belcore in Donizetti’s L’elisire d’amore, Valentin in Gounod’s Faust, Lescaut in Massenet’s Manon, Marcello in Puccini’s La bohème, Dandini in Rossini’s La cenerentola and Taddeo in Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri.
In 2019, the Turkish baritone returned to Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile as Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Taddeo in Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri, where he will sing Lord Enrico Ashton in Donizetti‘s Lucia di Lammermoor in 2020. In 2015, he was starring as Heathcliff in Herrmann’s Wuthering Heights at Staatstheater Braunschweig and made his debut at Staatsoper Hamburg as Marcello in Puccini’s La bohème, where he returned for further performances in 2017.
Baritone Orhan Yildiz made his opera debut in 2002 at Mersin Devlet Opera ve Balesi, where he performed a large repertoire. In 2010, he made his debut at Staatstheater Braunschweig under the baton of Alexander Joel. Orhan Yildiz’ repertoire includes the title roles in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia und Vivaldi’s Farnace as well as parts including Jeletsky in Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spade, Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff und Giorgio Germont in Verdi’s La traviata.
The baritone made his European debut with Orff’s Carmina Burana and performed the baritone-solo in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, accompanied by Staatsorchester Braunschweig. In 2015, he made his debut with Bochumer Symphoniker and was accompanied by Les Musicien du Louvre in a Handel production at the Vienna State Opera in 2016. Orhan Yildiz performed with conductors including Marco Armiliato, Philippe Auguin, Maurizio Benini, Enrico Delamboye, Placido Domingo, Mikko Frank, Alexander Joel, Marc Minkowski, Daniel Oren, Ivan Repušić, Steven Sloane, Simone Young.
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