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Ms Nazan Fikret MMus/BMus 1st Class GSMD
Ms Nazan Fikret MMus/BMus 1st Class GSMD

Biography

Nazan Fikret was born in the UK to Turkish and Irish parents. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Penelope Mackay and later Yvonne Kenny. Nazan is a former Making Music AYCA Winner, Concordia Foundation Artist, a Britten-Pears Young Artist and a recipient of an International Opera Awards Bursary.

Highlights in recent seasons include Queen of the Night Die Zauberflöte for Opera på Skäret, Garsington Opera and Rota das Artes, Lisbon; her Glyndebourne debut as Elin in Agreed, a new community opera; Arasse Siroe, re de Persia and Handelís Messiah for the Nederlandse Reisopera; and Euridice Orfeo ed Euridice for Longborough Festival Opera.

Nazan made her operatic debut at the age of thirteen singing Flora The Turn of the Screw in Elijah Moshinskyís production at Wiltonís Music Hall. She went on to sing the role in Aix-en-Provence (Luc Bondy / Daniel Harding), subsequently touring to La Monnaie, Le Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Theater an der Wien and Edinburgh Festival. She also performed the role for the Nederlandse Reisopera (Langridge), and while a student at the GSMD for English National Opera and Teatro Real (David McVicar).

Her operatic roles include Diane Disney The Perfect American by Philip Glass, in the world première at the Teatro Real and for English National Opera; Ninetta La Périchole (Garsington Opera); Fiordiligi Così fan tutte for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / European Opera Centre; How the Whale Became by Julian Philips (Royal Opera House); Madame Herz The Impresario (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Queen of the Night The Magic Flute (Wexford Festival Opera and ENO Opera Squad); Governess The Turn of the Screw (Seastar Opera); and contemporary opera scenes for Aldeburgh Musicís Jerwood Scheme. Roles understudied include Wendy Peter Pan by Richard Ayres, and Angelika Figaro Gets a Divorce by Elena Langer (Welsh National Opera); Fiorilla Il turco in Italia (Garsington Opera); and Queen of the Night (English National Opera, Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera).

Nazan has appeared on BBC Radio 3ís In-Tune in The Lads in their Hundreds, in concert with Iain Burnside; sang the soprano solo for the Turkish Hymn (Arditi) for the Turkish Presidential visit to London and performed Walton songs at the City of London Festival. Her concert appearances include Britten The Company of Heaven for Canterbury Choral Society, as well as various recitals and oratorios as a Making Music Young Concert Artist. She also performed as a soloist aboard HMS Havengore for the Queen Elizabeth IIís Official 90th Birthday River Pageant.

In the 2019/20 season Nazan performed as Blonde The Seraglio and understudied the role of Fennimore in Der Silbersee for English Touring Opera. She was due to make her debut with Welsh National Opera as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, which has been postponed due to COVID-19. In Autumn 2020 she returns to the operatic stage as Queen of the Night, Die Zauberflöte for Glyndebourne Opera.

Contact Nazan

Address: Ruislip
Greater London
HA4
Phone: Show Number
Mobile: Show Number
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £40.00

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