Bora Balci

Bora Balci

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Freelance Baritone
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2015Menotti: Amahl and the Night VisitorsKing Melchior

Bio

 Turkish  baritone  Bora  Balci  graduated  a  year  earlier  in  Ankara  Hacettepe  University  State Conservatory  in  2010.  He  participated  masterclasses  with  Tom  Krause  (Mozarteum  2008)  Ewa Czermak (Koscezin 2009) and many others. He studied singing with Gokcen Gultek ,Mustafa Yurdakul, Eralp Kiyici. Completed the program of Opera Studio Nederland, Amsterdam in 2012.        He  won  international  and  national  competitions  including  Grand  Prix  in  Poland  -  5. International  Halina-Halska  Fijalkowska  Competition  and  recieved  thanks  and congratulations  from Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Hacettepe University.     Just  after  2.  National  Young  Soloist  Competition  –2.  Prize  he  invited  by  Hans  Nieuwenhuis  to Opera  Studio  Nederland  in  Amsterdam  as  ensemble  member  of  2011  and  sang  “Pastore”  in Monteverdi - Orfeo with director Pierre Audi.  He also performed as Masetto in Don Giovanni, Marcello in La Boheme, Titye/Apollon in Charpentier's Orfeo productions with Opera Studio Nederland and also sang in Rotterdam Operadagen 2012.          In  January  2013  he  sang  "Marcello"  in  La  Boheme  with  Nederlandse  Reisopera  in  many  different stages in Holland and also in London, Sadler's Wells and Dorset Opera Festival in July 2013. He also sang Fiorello in Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia production by Nederlandse Reisopera, directed by Laurance Dale. In 2014 he was "Lancelot" in Being Arthur in a co-production with Kameroperahuis and Reisopera. Also sang as Orpheus in "Orpheus in der oberwelt, eine schlepperoper" theatre production by Andcompany&Co in Berlin, including a tour in France,Germany,Austria and Switzerland.         Bora Balci continues his career internationally as a soloist with Home Opera in GermanyDenmark, Nederlandse Reisopera in the Netherlands and Prusart Orchestra in Turkey. You can follow his activities from his professional website : www.borabalci.com List of Masterclasses : -       2007 – Ankara – Prof. Antonio Marceno Masterclass -       2008,2010 – Ankara - Prof. Helge Dorsch Masterclass -       2008 - Mozarteum International Summer Academy – Salzburg – Prof. Tom Krause -       2009 – Ankara – Prof. Ewa Czermak Masterclass -       2009 – Poland – Silesian Summer Vocal School – Prof. Ewa Czermak Masterclass -       2010 – Ankara – Kontrtenor Kai Wessel  Masterclass -       2012 -  France  -  Academie La Roche D'Hys List of prizes : -       2008 – Ankara - Turkey - 7. National Young Voice Competition –     2. Prize -       2008 – İzmir - Turkey -  1. National Young Soloist Competition  - Finalist -       2009 – Wroclaw - Poland - 5. International Halina-Halska Fijalkowska Vocal Competition                                                   Grand Prix                                          Best Polish Lied Interpretation Prize                                          President of Wroclaw Special Prize                                          Wroclaw Opera Special Prize (Invited as guest artist)                                          Best Artistic Interpretation Prize  -       2009 – Zonguldak – Turkey – 1. National Young Opera Artists – 1. Prize  -       2009 – İzmir – Turkey -  2. National Young Soloist Competition – 2. Prize and Jury Special Prize ( Invited to “introduction week”  of  Opera Studio Nederland - Amsterdam, became successful and invited for 2011-2012 Season.)  
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Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors King Melchior Dutch Touring Opera 2015