Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert
Madame Herz, Der Schauspieldirektor, Mozart (accompanied by Dylan Perez, recorded by Jan Capinski, )
One more kiss, Follies, Sondheim, accompanied by Dylan Perez, recorded by Jan Capinski, Nov 2016
Continued support from The Opera Awards Foundation (2019)
The International Opera Awards, Bursary Recipient (2015)
GSMD Scholarship (for Masters study) (2012)
Finalist Das Lied International Song Competition (2017)
Finalist The Sedat Gurel Guzin Voice Competition, Turkey (2015)
Winner: Making Music Philip & Dorothy Green Awards for Young Concert Artists (2015)
Winner: English Song Prize GSMD (2012)
Winner: Susan Longfield Award for Sopranos and Mezzos, GSMD (2012)
Highly Commended, National Mozart Competition (2011)
“…some excellent singers grace the minor roles, notably Nazan Fikret as a feisty Karolka and Piotr Lempa as the Mayor. They all contribute to an electric charge that lets the opera itself win through, as it always seems to." (WhatsOnStage / Mark Valenica) (2016)
“Mark Saberton as the mill foreman and Nazan Fikret as Števa's eventual bride, Karolka, contribute sharp, well-sung vignettes.” (The Arts Desk / Stephen Walsh) (2016)
“Nazan Fikret is well cast as the Mayor's smug daughter Karolka, so confident in her soon-to-be shattered dreams of married bliss with the reprehensible Števa" (Bachtrack / Charlotte Valori) (2016)
“...The real stars, however, were the six singers...rather eclipsed by soprano Nazan Fikret, whose comic Fiordiligi was excellent." (The Arts Desk / Gyn Mon Hughes) (2014)
“Nazan Fikret (whom I first saw when she was fourteen as a terrifying Flora in The Turn of the Screw). Her Come Scoglio was strongly characterised as one could wish." (Opera / Michael Kennedy) (2014)
“[Walt's] two daughters were engagingly sung by Sarah Tynan and Nazan Fikret with bell-like clarity." (Opera Brittania / Mark Pullinger) (2013)
“Our Governess, of two, was Nazan Fikret, not so long ago the most frightening Flora anyone's seen at English National Opera. Her voice has a piercing sweetness and her innocence was touching..." (The Arts Desk / David Nice) (2013)
“Led by the impressive soprano of Nazan Fikret. Hers is a lovely voice, ripe, rich and clear with an especially beautiful top. Her projection and coloratura were also very good..." (Seen & Heard International / Simon Thompson) (2012)
“The Queen of the Night appears sophisticated... Nazan Fikret convinced the Queen of the Night with wonderfully clear coloratura and meets clean every single note..." (Online Music Magazin / Thomas Molke) (2012)
“Vocal highlights were the convincing Nazan Fikret with her clarion sparkle as The Queen of the Night..." (Opera con Brio / Richard B. Breams) (2012)
“A final year undergraduate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Nazan Fikret is experienced in this role, which she first sang aged twelve, and her confidence and accuracy suggest a promising talent" (Opera Today / Claire Seymour) (2009)
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 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 Karolka Jenůfa for Longborough Festival Opera; Fiordiligi Così fan tutte for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/European Opera Centre, and How the Whale Became by Julian Philips at the Royal Opera House, Linbury Theatre.
Nazan made her operatic début at the age of thirteen singing Flora The Turn of the Screw at Wilton’s Music Hall (Elijah Moshinsky). She went on to sing the role in Aix-en-Provence (Luc Bondy), subsequently touring to La Monnaie, Le Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Theater an der Wien and Edinburgh. She also sang the role forthe Nederlandse Reisopera, English National Opera and Teatro Real.
Her operatic roles Diane Disney The Perfect American by Philip Glass at the Teatro Real and for English National Opera; Ninetta La Périchole (Garsington Opera); Madame Herz The Impresario (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Queen of the Night The Magic Flute (Wexford Festival Opera, ENO Baylis Opera Squad and Rota das Artes, Lisbon) and contemporary opera scenes for Aldeburgh Music’s Jerwood Scheme.
Next season Nazan will perform Euridice Orfeo ed Euridice for Longborough Festival Opera, cover Fiorilla Il Turco in Italia for Garsington Opera and perform Arasse Siroe for the Nederlandse Reisopera.
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