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Burçu Uyar Biogrphy

While studying piano and guitar, Burcu Uyar began singing in Turkey. Her talents as a musician and vocalist quickly earned her Music Conservatory awards. Immediately noticed by professionals, she first stepped on stage in the rôle of Olympia in Jacques Offenbach’s ” Les Comtes d’Hoffman ”   at the Izmir State Opera.

Miss Uyar then won the AS.LI.CO competition in Milan and came to Europe. She did an internship in an opera studio in France, the CNIPAL, for the 2004-2005 season during which she sang: Anna in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda at the Marseille Opera and the soprano part in Beethoven’s Christ on the Mount of Olives at the Sacred Music Festival, with the conductor Kenneth Montgomery. That same year, she sang in Istanbul and at Canakkale in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana and in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony under the direction of Ibrahim Yazici. 

In 2006 Burcu Uyar’s talent became even more widely recognized. She was given the rôle of The Queen of the Night in Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Nantes Theatre in a production by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier. Then the great international pianist Fazil Say granted her the soprano part in recording a CD in a work from his The Meltin Altiok Oratorio composition that they performed at the Istanbul Festival before taking the first prize in the “Début 2006” competition in Bad Mergentheim, Germany. Her career was then well on its way.

Miss Uyar performed The Queen of the Night in 2007 at the Mannheim theatre and the Deutsche Oper in Berlin. In 2008 she was invited by La Scala in Milan to perform the soprano part in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana , which she would reprise in Berlin’s Deutsche Oper and made her debut in the title rôle in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor in the same theatre. In 2009, she was Lucia at the Dijon opera and took on the title role in Massenet’s Manon at the Nantes theatre in a production by Renée Auphan and Yves Coudray. Then she played The Queen of the Night at the Düsseldorf Opera as well as at Berlin’s Deutsche Oper where she also played Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto .

During the season 2010 – 2011, Burcu was the Queen of the Night in Salzburg for the Mozart’s Week with the conductor René Jacobs. She performed Violetta in Verdi’s La traviata, Lucia in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor as well in the role of Soeur Constance in the Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmelites in Berlin and took on the role of Donna Anna in the Mozart’s Don Giovanni in Marseille and Berlin a few months later. She was also invited in Athens for recording a CD of the Glück’s Opera Il Trionfo di Clelia in which she sings the role of Larissa.                                

Burcu received also the prize of the best Female Opera Singer for the year at the Classic’s Music Victory of Turkey in Istanbul.

The season 2011 – 2012 was very rich with the roles of Lucia in Donizetti’s Lucia di lammermoor, Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, The Queen of the Night in the Mozart’s Magic Flute, Donna Anna in the Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Larissa in the Glück’s Il Trionfo di Clelia, in the Operas of Padova, Rovigo, Marseille, Berlin, Athens, Karlsruhe, Mannheim and Tel Aviv and in recital with the symphonic orchester of Izmir.

During the season 2012 – 2013 Miss Uyar performed the roles of Donna Anna in the Mozart’s Don Giovanni under the direction of Roberto Abbado at the Petruzelli’s theatre in Bari, for her first Juliette in the Gounod’s Romeo and Juliette in Sassari, the Queen of the Night in the Mozart’s Magic Flute with the maestro Rene Jacobs in a European tour in Amsterdam, Brussels, Roma, Barcelona and Lisboa, she will do the same role at the Stuttgart theater, Lucia in Donizetti’s lucia di Lammermoor at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata, Larissa in the Glück’s Il Trionfo di Clelia in Bologna and in the Mahler’s Symphonie number 8 in Ankara and Mimi in the Puccini’s La Bohème.

Burcu Uyar started the season 2013 – 2014 in Leipzig with the Queen of the Night, then she performed this same role at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the roles of Lucia in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni in this Theater. Then the Marseille’s Theatre invited her to sing Lucia in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor just before to go to Ghent/Antwerp to sing the role of Donna Anna in the Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

In 2014 – 2015, she performed the roles of The Queen of the Night, Lucia di Lammermoor, Mimi and concerts in theaters as Vichy, Marseille, Berlin Deutsche Oper, Berlin Komische Oper, Berlin Staatsoper unter den Linden, Copenhagen, Ankara and Leipzig.

This new season started at the Opera of Florence with the role of Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, then her projects will bring her in Switzerland, France, Turkey, Italy, Belgium and Germany.