Orhan Yildiz impressed as Taddeo,…. Opera, February 2020
In November 2020, Orhan Yildiz made his debut at Malmö Opera, singing Ford in a new production of Verdi’s Falstaff. 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 made his debut at Staatsoper Hamburg singing Marcello in Puccini’s La bohème and returned for further performances in 2017.
Orhan Yildiz was a member of Wiener Staatsoper from 2016 until 2020, singing roles 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.
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 Heathcliff in Herrmann’s Wuthering Heights, 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.
This biography is for information only and should not be reproduced. © Artistainternational, November 2020.
Three questions to Orhan Yildiz:
A composer: Verdi
What was your calling to become a singer? The excitement of singing to people’s hearts.
To be a singer – in three words: passion, dream, ‘the roar of the greasepaint, the smell of the crowd’.