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An Operatic Night with Tülay Uyar!


30 April 2024


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An Operatic Night with Tülay Uyar!


A Night to Remember with Soprano Tülay Uyar

Operatic Opulence

On Thursday evening Tülay Uyar was the star guest at Hallfield Insights. The 8th event in the series, Hallfield Insights features inspirational speakers at the top of their profession.


Who is Tülay Uyar?

Turkish soprano Tülay Uyar’s illustrious career spans over 35 countries, gracing prestigious concert halls and opera houses worldwide. Trained by renowned artists like State Artist Soprano Suna Korad and Prof. Gabriella Lechner, she holds degrees from Bilkent University, the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna, Mimar Sinan University, and Istanbul University. Tülay has performed lead roles in operas such as Handel’s “Semele” and “Alcina,” Starvinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress,” and Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte,” captivating audiences with her mesmerising voice.

Her repertoire extends beyond classical opera, including performances in musicals like “West Side Story” and “Fantastics.” Tülay’s collaborations with symphonic orchestras and chamber ensembles have showcased her versatility, interpreting works ranging from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony to Elgar’s “Spirit of England.” Notably, she is the voice of Disney characters in Turkish versions of beloved films like “Cinderella,” “Pocahontas,” and “The Little Mermaid,” amongst others.

With a repertoire as diverse as her international performances, Tülay Uyar continues to enchant audiences with her extraordinary vocal talent and musical versatility.

Chamber Choir Opens the Event

Hallfield’s very own Chamber Choir opened the event with their wonderful rendition of ‘Ave Verum’.

Turkish Soprano Tülay Uyar Takes Center Stage

Tülay Uyar was accompanied by pianist Jonathan French, who appeared by kind permission of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Tülay kicked off the show with a mesmerising performance, starting with W.A. Mozart’s ‘Das Lied der Trennung’ KV519. She then enchanted the audience with ‘Du sollst der Kaiser meiner Seele sein’ from R. Stolz’s ‘Der Favorit’ before concluding with the vibrant ‘Granada’ by A. Lara.




Exploring Early Life, Education, and the Path to Operatic Stardom

A Q&A session delved into Tülay’s early life and education, shedding light on the formative experiences that shaped her musical journey. From the age she began singing lessons to her family’s musical background and her studies at university, Tülay shared insights into her upbringing and musical development. The session also touched upon her dedication to practice, the pivotal moment she realised her potential in opera, and how her academic studies paved the way for her successful career in the music industry.

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Tülay Enchants us through Film Scores

Tülay took to the stage once more and mesmerised the audience with her enchanting renditions of iconic film scores. From the haunting melody of “Parla più piano” from “The Godfather” to the ethereal beauty of “Nella Fantasia” from “The Mission,” Tülay transported listeners to cinematic realms of emotion and nostalgia. Concluding with the timeless charm of “I Could Have Danced All Night” from “My Fair Lady,” her performance showcased the versatility and artistry that have defined her musical career.

Unveiling the Magic of Tülay’s Journey with Disney and Life as an Opera Singer

In another engaging Q&A session, Tülay shared insights into her captivating dual roles as a Disney performer and opera singer. Delving into her Disney experience, she reveals the process behind her involvement with the iconic studio, shedding light on the intricacies of recording each movie and crafting distinct voices for beloved characters. Transitioning to her life as an opera singer, Tülay provides a glimpse into her daily routine, preparation rituals before performances, and the joys of captivating live audiences. From vocal care practices to cherished memories of performances and dream roles, Tülay’s journey offers inspiration and invaluable advice for aspiring singers.

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A Grand Finale with Tülay and the Chamber Choir

The culmination of an evening filled with musical magic, the grand finale featured the Chamber Choir joining forces with Tülay in a breathtaking rendition of ‘A Whole New World’ from Disney’s Aladdin. With Tülay’s ethereal vocals blending seamlessly with the choir’s harmonies, the stage was set for an unforgettable conclusion to the show!

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