Deniz Yilmaz

Deniz Yilmaz

Dramatic/Heroic Tenor (Heldentenor)

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2017Wagner R.: TannhäuserTannhäuser
2016Weill: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt MahagonnyJim Mahoney
2016Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerErik
2016Beethoven: FidelioFlorestan
2016Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaTuriddu
2015Puccini: ToscaMario Cavaradossi
2015Beethoven: FidelioFlorestan
2015Saint-Saëns: Samson et DalilaSamson


Turkish spinto tenor Deniz Yilmaz graduated from Opera Voice Department of the Cukurova State Conservatory in Adana, Turkey and made his operatic debut at the Mersin State Opera House.
In the season 2016-17 Deniz makes his role debut as Tannhäuser at the Staatstheater Darmstadt under the baton of W.Humburg.He also appears there as Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca. Deniz started the season 2016-17 as Florestan in Beethoven's Fidelio at the Opera de Colombia, Teatro Colon Bogota. In October 2016 Deniz sang his first Turiddu in concert performance with 'Het Promenade Orkest' (Netherlands). In Summer 2016 he made his Wagner debut as Erik in 'Der Fliegende Holländer' at Opera på Skäret (Sweden). In September 2015 he made his successful role debut as Florestan under the baton of E.Delamboye at the Theater Koblenz (Germany). Another guest engagement at the Theater Koblenz in the season 2015-16 was Jim Mahoney (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny). In season 2014-15 Deniz Yilmaz made his successful debut as Samson (Samson et Dalila) and Cavaradossi (Tosca) at the Theater Koblenz. He appeared also as Macduff at the Muziekcentrum Vredenburg in Utrecht (Netherlands).In season 2013-14 he appeared as Don Jose (Carmen) at the National Reisopera Netherlands (new production), Harry (La Fanciulla del West) at the National Opera Mannheim and Macduff (Macbeth) with New Philarmonic Orchestra (Netherlands).In season 2012-13 he appeared as Harry at the Mannheim National Opera, made role debut as Radames in Verdi’s  Aida in Den Haag and appeared also in the Opera Gala with National Reisopera Netherlands. With great success in 2012 Deniz Yilmaz performed tenor solo in Missa in die Festo by Diepenbrock in Concertgebouw Amsterdam (Zaterdag matinee) with Netherlands Broadcasting Music Centre, made a CD recording and TV documentary.Deniz  made his debut as Jarbas in (La Didone) at the Zurich Opera House in 2008. He performed there also Abbate in Andrea Chenier and a titlerole in Peer Gynt. In 2007 Deniz sang his first Don Jose at the Opera Vorpommern (Germany). During his studies in Berlin, he appeared at Festival Oper oder Spree and performed also Oebalus in Mozart's Apollo&Hyacinth with Berliner Symphoniker and recorded a CD. In 2003-2006 Deniz Yilmaz studied at University of Arts (UdK) Berlin in the class of Professor KS G.Schnaut. In season 2007-2008 he was a member of the International Opera Studio of Zurich Opera House.He participated in master-classes by F.Araiza, T.Moser, B.Cvejic, R.Gimenez und D.Zajick. Deniz Yilmaz was a prize-winner of Dykowitch Competition (Bulgaria), and also won a Paul Hindemith Foundation Prize (Germany). Deniz Worked with such conducters as Nello Santi, Adam Fisher, Elving Gullverg Jensen, Ingo Metzmacher and such stage directors as Gian Carlo del Monaco, Grischa Asagaroff, Jenz Daniel Herzog, Hans Spoerli and others.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner R.: Tannhäuser Tannhäuser Staatstheater Darmstadt 2017
Weill: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny Jim Mahoney 1 Day Theater Koblenz 2016
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer Erik 1 Day Opera på Skäret 2016
Beethoven: Fidelio Florestan 1 Day Opera de Colombia, Bogotá 2016
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana Turiddu 1 week Volendam 2016