* born in Turkey.
Orhan Yildiz, member of Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera) 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, Marcello in Puccini’s La bohème, Dandini in Rossini’s La cenerentola and Taddeo in Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri. At Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile, he will sing Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte in July and Taddeo in Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri in October 2019.
In 2017, the baritone returned to Staatsoper Hamburg for performances as Marcello in Puccini’s La bohème. In 2015, Orhan Yildiz was starring as Heathcliff in Herrmann’s Wuthering Heights at Staatstheater Braunschweig and made his debut at Staatsoper Hamburg. His 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 Enrico in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Conte Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Jeletsky in Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spade, Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff und Giorgio Germont in Verdi’s La traviata.
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. As a guest, he performed at Staatsoper Hamburg, Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and Grachtenfestival Amsterdam.
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.