Cuneyt Unsal

Cuneyt Unsal


Hire Cuneyt Unsal ›
2017Verdi: La TraviataGiorgio Germont
2017Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLord Enrico Ashton
2017Leoncavallo: PagliacciSilvio
2017Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraRenato (count Anckarström)
2016Verdi: I MasnadieriFrancesco
2014Galuppi: Il filosofo di campagnaNardo
2011Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreBelcore
2010Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2010Donizetti: Il CampanelloEnrico
2010Menotti: The TelephoneBen
2009Verdi: OtelloIago
2009Verdi: FalstaffFord
2009Puccini: Il tabarroMichele
2009Puccini: Madama ButterflySharpless
2009Orff: Carmina BuranaBaritone
2008Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaFigaro
2007Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
2007Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaAlfio
2004Bizet: CarmenEscamillo
1999Mozart: Don GiovanniMasetto



Cuneyt Unsal was born in Smyrne in1977 and graduated in music with a specialization in vocal music at Dokuz Eylul University in Smyrne.  He began his career as baritone very young after a competitive selection of young singers at the Smyrne State Theatre in 1998.  Here he debuted in different roles, including Figaro in the Barber of Seville, Giorgio Germont in La Traviata, Ford in Falstaff, Escamillo in Carmen and Valentino in Faust.  He participated in many music festivals in Turkey, always with acclaim from both the audience and critics.

In Italy he made his debut in Dandini in collaboration with the Teatro della Fenice in Venice.  He also appeared in a contemporary work,Roberto Molinelli’s Processo a Babbo Natale.  He interpreted Loratory’s Pope Wojtyla on the first anniversary of Pope John Paul’s death for the Teatro Giordano in Foggia, the Teatro Rossini in Pesaro, and the Theatre in Ortona.

He has performed in Carmina Burana.  Following his success in the role of Dandini, he  sang the role of Don Giovanni of W.A.Mozart in a collaboration between the Conservatorio Benedetto
Marcello and La Fenice.  In October 2006 he toured in prestigious theaters in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Norway,Denmark, and Holland, interpreting Marcello in La Bohème and Giorgio Germont in La Traviata.  In December 2006 he performed the role of Alfio in Mascagni’s Cavalleria
Rusticana at the Donizetti Theater in Bergamo and in 2008 played Figaro in the Barber of Seville at the Olympic Theatre in Vicenza, a role he repeated in Paisiello’s version in 2008 conducted by Donato Renzetti.  He sang the role of Iago in Otello,directed by Renato Bruson in the Abruzzo opera circuit.

In 2009 he sang Ford in Falstaff and Michele in Il Tabarro in Tirana conducted by Gianna Fratta and Sharpless in Madame Butterfly conducted by Mariano Rivas at the Gijon Festival in Spain. In 2010 he performed the demanding role of Enrico in Donizetti’s Il Campanello dello Speziale at the Politeama Greek Theater in Lecce conducted by Alessandro Sangiogi and directed by Tito Schipa Jr. and sang Marcello in La Bohème at the Francesco Cilea Theater in Reggio Calabria. Recently he has recorded two CDs with the Ensemble Giordano:  “All’Opera dopo l’opera” and “Songs of
Ludwig” published by the magazine Amadeus and recently the dvd “Il Filosofo di Campagna” of B.Galuppi from Bongiovanni with the title role “Nardo”.

In august 2016 he entered in academy of Teatro Comunale di Bologna and was chosen for the very difficult role of “Francesco”of I Masnadieri of G.Verdi for the FESTIVAL VERDI 2016 of Parma.He performed at the Theater of Busseto in October 2016.

He has attended numerous master
classes in opera with teachers such as Maurizio Arena, Mauro Trombetta, Renato
Bruson, Bruno de Simone and Alessandra Rossi.He lives in Venice/Italy.

Read More


CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: La Traviata Giorgio Germont Immediately Polistena 2017
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor Lord Enrico Ashton No 2017
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci Silvio No 2017
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera Renato (count Anckarström) No 2017
Verdi: I Masnadieri Francesco Immediately Teatro Verdi Busseto 2016