Levent Bakirci

Levent Bakirci


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«"In the taxing central role Levent Bakirci displayed a voluptuous baritone voice with a particularly strong top"»
Opera news (2018)
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapageno
2017Gounod: Roméo et JulietteMercutio
2017Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (Revised Version)Andrey Shchelkalov
2017Rossini: L'Italiana in AlgeriTaddeo
2017Wagner: Das RheingoldDonner
2016Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
2016Bizet: CarmenEscamillo
2016Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perlesZurga
2016Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2015Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2015Dallapiccola: Il prigionieroThe Prisoner
2015Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2015Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginEugene Onegin
2015Dallapiccola: Il prigionieroThe Prisoner
2013Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginEugene Onegin
2011Puccini: Madama ButterflySharpless
2010Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
2010Puccini: TurandotPing
2010Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginEugene Onegin
2010Strauss J.: Die FledermausDr Falke
2010Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaFigaro
2008Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLord Enrico Ashton
2003Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreBelcore
2003Verdi: La TraviataMarchese D'obigny


Levent BAKIRCI was born in Ankara.
He is a member of the ensemble at the Staatstheater Nürnberg where he will make his debut in 2016/2017 as Taddeo in L'Italiana in Algeri, Donner in Das Rheingold and Andrey Shchelkalov in Boris Godunov. Other roles in Nürnberg for the season 2015/2016 included Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles, the title role of Don Giovanni , Marcello in La Bohème, Il conte d'Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Escamillo in Carmen, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus. In may 2017 he made his debut as "Captain Ahap" in the "Moby Dick" at Teatr Wielki Warsaw and in july 2017 he made his debut as "Mercuzio" in the "Romeo et Juliette" by Gounoud with Münchener Rundfunk under the baton of Keri Lynn Wilson.
He is scheduled to make his debut at the Teatro Municipal Santiago as Don Giovanni in 2018, at Staatstheater Nürnberg as Marcello in La Bohème and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte. In 2015 he made his debut at Theatre du Capitole Toulouse as Il Prigioniero by Luigi Dallapiccola.
Levent was a prize winner in Aslico competition and semi finalist in Operalia, Competizione dell'opera Dresden, Neue Stimmen competition, Belvedere competition etc...
From 2008 till 2011 he was engaged to the Theater Bremen, where his repertoire included roles
such as Don Giovanni, Eugene Onegin, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Ping in Turandot and Dr.Falke in Die Fledermaus,
Other appearances have included Cahit in Gegen die Wand at Oper Stuttgart, Cecco in Il mondo della luna at Teatro Verdi Trieste, Eugene Onegin and Dr.Falke in Die Fledermaus at Theater Bielefeld, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Theater Aachen, Eugene Onegin at Theater Koblenz and NWD Philarmonie, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor in IVAI Tel Aviv, Belcore in L'elisir d'amore and Starek in Jenufa at Istanbul Staatsoper and Un mandarino in Turandot at Ankara Staatsoper.
He was a member of the Academy of vocal arts (AVA Philadelphia) and Accademia d'arte lirica Osimo. Levent is a graduate of Mechanical engineering department of Middle East Technical University Ankara.

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CV & Repertoire

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Weber: Der Freischütz Ottokar 24 hours Academy of Vocal Arts 2018
Janáček: Jenůfa Stárek / Foreman 1 week Istanbul State Opera and Ballet 2018
Mozart: Don Giovanni Don Giovanni Immediately Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile 2018
Mozart: Don Giovanni Don Giovanni Teatro Municipal De Santiago d Chile / Orquesta Filarmónica De Santiago (santiago) 2018
Dallapiccola: Il prigioniero The Prisoner Festivale Maggio Musicale Fiorentino 2018