About

LEVENT GÜNDÜZ

(Tenor)

Levent Gündüz started his music studies by playing piano and percussion. He began his vocal studies with Maestra Sabahat TEKEBAS at Izmir D.E. University State Conservatory. He began his career with “Nemorino” role (E’lisir D’amore/Donizetti) and “Tamino” role (Die Zauberflöte/Mozart)  between 1996- 1999 at Izmir State Opera House. During the second year of his vocal studies, he was choosen to sing “Tamino” role  at Istanbul Opera House, and had big success.

He graduated from the master degree of Vocal Studies in 2000 with the degree of “excellence”.

He also developed his opera singing  as an active participant of master classes with Maestra Leyla GENCER, Maestro William MATEUZZI and Maestro Placido DOMINGO.

Between 2000 and 2003 he sang “Belmonte”role (Entführung aus dem Serail/Mozart) with Austrian Soprano Eva LIND, at the Bosphorus International Opera Festival in Istanbul.

He began his European career with “Jacquino” role (Fidelio/ Beethoven) at Düsseldorff Oper am Rhein.

Levent Gündüz counts among the first Turkish finalists of  Placido DOMINGO’s International OPERALIA contest in 2003 and participated at the concert with Maestro P. DOMINGO.

At the same year he was invited to sing “Nemorino” role (E’lisir D’amore/Donizetti) to Istanbul State Opera House. At 2003-2004 and the next season he sang Mozart Requiem at several opera houses.

Levent Gündüz sang “Alfredo” role (La Traviata/Verdi) in 2005 at the production of  Zomeropera, Alden Biesen/ Belgium and worked with the stage director Frank van LAECKE(the wizard). The following year, in 2006, he was invited again to Zomeropera for “Rodolfo” role (La Boheme/Puccini) which is also directed by LAECKE. Levent Gündüz made two spectacular arena productions of Nabucco/Verdi  as “Ismael” at Kölnarena/Germany-2007  and Vorst Nationaal/Belgium-2011 with the same stage director, Frank van LAECKE.

Levent Gündüz  sang “Carlo VII” (Giovanna D’Arco/Verdi) and Verdi Requiem at Stuttgart Liederkranz,Germany in 2006 and 2007.

During his career, Levent Gündüz participated as a soloist tenor in many concerts at different countries like Australia (T.S.O. Opera Gala Concert), Switzerland (Orpheum Found. Mozart Concert), Belgium (Inspiratum Org. Concert – Zommeropera Opera Gala Concert – Hasselt Youth Symph. Orch. Concert), Holland (Netherlands Theatre Orch. Concertgebouw Gala

Concert),etc.Levent Gündüz also sang several operetta roles during his career. He worked with international conductors such as H. WALLAT, H. GRIFFITHS, L. FROST, K. KESSELS, J.v.HESSEN, F. SANTI,O. RUDNER, R. BENZI, C.d.MARTINI, A.SAMOILA,W. HARRER, A. MULLER, H. ?ENSOY,R. GOKMEN, A. CEDRONE and etc. He is already working with Maestro Tulio Gagliardo VARAS and the vocal coach Sylvain SOURET and Antoine PALLOCK.

In 2009, Levent Gündüz started to sing the Spinto repertoire with the role “Maurizio” (Adriana Lecouvreur/Cilea) at the state opera house of Izmir.

The next year his debut in “Otello” role (Otello/Verdi)2010-2011 and the following season(2011-2012) his debut in “Calaf”  role (Turandot/Puccini) at the Izm?r State Opera House and at the International Opera Festival of Aspendos Arena-theater.

In 2013 Levent Gündüz performed in four different opera houses of France as “Ismaele” in Nabucco by Verdi with regular soloists of the Arena di Verona like mezzosoprano Elena Gabouri and soprano France Dariz under Maestro N. Gusti.

In season 2012-2013 he sang  “Otello” and “Calaf” at the state opera house of Izmir. He also sang the world premier of  Tevfik Akbasl?’ s “The Magnificent Suleyman” as lead tenor “Grand Vizier Ibrahim”.

Levent Gündüz sings “Radames” (Aida/G.Verdi) at Izmir State Opera House and at the International Opera Festival of Aspendos Arena-theater in the season 2013-2014. He participated as “Cavaradossi” (Tosca/G.Puccini) at Izmir State Opera House in the season 2014-2015 and participated in many concerts like  2. Vienna Ball concert at Asghabat under maestro W. HARRER.

Tenor Levent Gündüz will be singing “Don Jose” (Carmen/G.Bizet) at Antalya State Opera House,  “Cavaradossi” at Samsun State Opera House for 2015-2016, “Faust” (Mefistofele/Boito) at Izmir Opera House, “Don Jose” (Carmen/G.Bizet) at Samsun Opera House in Turkey for 2016-2017.

Tenor Levent Gündüz will be singing  “Calaf” (Turandot/Puccini) and “Radames” (Aida/G.Verdi) for the XXXV. International Feodor Chaliapin Opera Festival premier performances at Tatar State Academic Opera, Kazan- Tataristan, 2017.

Levent Gündüz is also a member of Yasar University Conservatory/ Opera Department till 2011 as a vocal coach.