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Winner Highlights 2023
TENOR SEDAT CAN ÖZTOPRAK: Macbeth, Ah La Paterna Mano Aria (From Macbeth/G.Verdi) - 22 April 2022
TENOR SEDAT CAN ÖZTOPRAK: Macbeth, Ah La Paterna Mano Aria (From Macbeth/G.Verdi) - Piano: Fügen Yiğitgil - 22 April 2022 - 22 Nisan 2022 - Turkish Tenor Sedat Can Öztoprak - Macduff Aria - TENOR SEDAT CAN ÖZTOPRAK (INTERNATİONAL OPERA SİNGER) He was born on 01.01.1991 to a family of artists. Throughout the long years during which he lived in Germany with his father Baritone Sedat Öztoprak and his mother Soprano Efsun Öztoprak, Sedat Can Öztoprak had the chance to immerse himself fully in the world of art. He attended primary school at Friedrich Wöhler Schule in Kassel, Germany. In this period of time, he performed at concerts held in several cities with the Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra including his performance in Werther. He starred as the son of Wozzeck in Wozzeck, by Alban Berg at the Kassel State Opera House. There, he caught the attention of the conductor, Marc Piollet. Being appraised as a wunderkind, he focused himself fully on music. He sang as a member of the children’s choir in Rosenkavallier by Strauss. He held concerts with the conductor Berntland Lang along with the Kassel Symphony Orchestra. When Baritone Sedat Öztoprak was appointed as an intendant at the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet, he returned to Istanbul with his family in 2000. During this period, he took lessons on cello, composition and clarinet. He performed in various concerts, TV programs and he was featured in the press as a child prodigy. He starred in children’s roles in La Bohème, Un Ballo in Maschera and Hansel and Gretel at the Istanbul State Opera. He studied opera-singing at the Istanbul University State Conservatory at the Department of Opera from 2012 to 2019. He was a student of his father, Baritone Sedat Öztoprak. Following his graduation, he sang the role of Don Polidoro in La Finta Semplice by Mozart during its premiere in Turkey, the role of Edward Milfort in La Cambiale di Matrimonio by Rossini and the role of Bastien in Bastien Und Bastienne by Mozart at the stage of the Istanbul State Opera. He gave numerous concerts in the most prestigious concert halls of Istanbul. Some of these concerts include the following: the concert "Opera Stars of Today and Tomorrow" where he performed in the year 2016 along with the soloists of Istanbul State Opera, the World Voice Day concerts in the years 2016 and 2017, Leyla Gencer Tribute Concert in May 2019, Tenor-1 Solo part of the Beethoven Choral Fantasy that he sang at the concert held in May 2019 at the Istanbul Lütfü Kırdar Exhibition Center, the Baritone Sedat Öztoprak Tribute Concert held in June 2019 and the Opera Stars Concert for the Memory of Baritone Sedat Öztoprak, which was held in February, 2020 with the Istanbul Opera soloists. Then, he started to study with Baritone David Wakeham, in 2020. Then, in the same year, he was accepted to the "Berlin Opera Academy And International Opera Festival". Because of the pandemic, the organization moved from Berlin to Switzerland Kandersteg in the summer of 2021. In August 2021, he participated to the "Berlin Opera Academy And International Opera Festival". He sang the role of Rinuccio at Gianni Schicchi by Puccini at the Berlin Opera Academy and International Opera Festival in August, 2021 in Kandersteg, Switzerland. As a role of Rinuccio from Gianni Schicchi with the Vladimir Piontkovsky Memorial Scholarship Award and Elizabeth Luxton Memorial Scholarship Award. He also took part in the Gala Concert. He acted as a soloist at Young Opera Stars Concert in Istanbul. He joined Bariton Sedat Oztoprak Memorial Concert as a guest at İstanbul State Opera. He still continues his opera-singing studies with Baritone David Wakeham.
Emanuele Stracchi - Sequentia - Lucia Filaci, Soprano | Lorenzo Carulli, pianoforte - 2022
Emanuele Stracchi (1990) 🔴 “Sequentia” per Soprano e Pianoforte Lucia Filaci, Soprano | Lorenzo Carulli, pianoforte Settembre 2022 Registrato presso WoW Records, Civitavecchia da Felice Tazzini . . . A livello compositivo questo brano nasce da un’esplorazione condotta sull’Inno “Jesu Dulcis Memoria” e sulla Sequenza “Victimæ Paschali Laudes”: i gesti sonori, interpolati e continuamente variati con inversioni e diminuzioni, si inseguono e si ramificano valorizzando alcune formule melodiche modali ricavate dal Gregoriano. Il mondo sonoro che ne risulta è un denso richiamo di echi arcaici, provenienti da ciò che è “oltre”. Per gli interpreti il brano risulta essere una piccola sfida perché nel suo insieme prevede l’alea, indispensabile per sospendere il tempo e dare la sensazione che ogni esecuzione sia unica e irripetibile. Lucia e Lorenzo hanno reso magistralmente la trama vocale che ho costruito attorno ai gesti pianistici proponendo un’ottima interpretazione nel rispetto totale del manoscritto. #contemporanea #voce #musicavocaledacamera