Selcuk Cara

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Biography

Selcuk Cara, born in Frankfurt am Main, first studied philosophy with Jürgen Habermas before beginning to explore his passion for opera. Eike Wilm Schulte accompanied his path to the singing diploma and master-classes with Francisco Araiza and Siegfried Jerusalem deepened his knowledge. Charles Spencer laid the foundation for his understanding of lied repertoire and Richard Trimborn in Munich was his advisor and piano partner when studying the German Fach such as Wagner.

Selcuk Cara has appeared frequently in Germany and abroad – including prominent venues like:
Philharmonie Berlin, Philharmonie Köln, Beethovenhalle Bonn, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Komische Oper Berlin, Oper Köln, Oper Bonn, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Beethovenfest Bonn, Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Bregenzer Seefestspiele, Festspielhaus Bregenz, Wiener Festwochen and Theater an der Wien.

He has sung under the baton of:
Bertrand de Billy, Rudolfo Bonucci, Markus Stenz, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Roman Kofman, Gustav Kuhn, Erich Wächter, Johannes Wildner, Wayne Marshall, William Lacey, Fabrice Bollon, Toshiyuki Kamioka.

Cara has worked with producers like:
Günther Krämer, Vincenzo Cerami, Franco Ripa di Meana, Michael Hampe, Andreas Homoki, Torsten Fischer, Werner Schroeter, Katharina Thalbach, Stefan Ruzowitzky, Uwe Eric Laufenberg und Frank Castorf.

Selcuk Cara's wide repertoire includes roles such as:
Landgraf Hermann TANNHÄUSER, König Heinrich LOHENGRIN, König Marke TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, Veit Pogner DIE MEISTERSINGER, Fasolt / Fafner DAS RHEINGOLD, HundingDIE WALKÜRE, Fafner SIEGFRIED, Hagen GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, Titurel / Klingsor PARSIFAL, Orest ELEKTRA, Caspar DER FREISCHÜTZ, Rocco FIDELIO, Figaro LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Sarastro / Sprecher DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Leporello DON GIOVANNI, Banco MACBETH, Walter LUISA MILLER, Sparafucile RIGOLETTO, Philipp II. / Grossinquisitor DON CARLOS.

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Repertoire
Orera Roles

Benjamin Britten

PETER GRIMES Swallow

Carl Maria von Weber

DER FREISCHÜTZ/Kaspar

Claudio Monteverdi

L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA/Seneca

Georg Friedrich Händel

XERXES/Ariodate

Giacomo Puccini

LA BOHEME/Colline

Gioacchino Rossini

IL BARBIERE DI SEVILLA/Basilio
LA CENERENTOLA Alidoro

Giuseppe Verdi

AÏDA Ramphis
DON CARLOS Philippe II
DON CARLOS/Grand Inquisitore
LUISA MILLER Graf von Walter
MACBETH Banco
RIGOLETTO Sparafucile

Ludwig van Beethoven

FIDELIO/Rocco

Paul Hindemith

CARDILLAC/Goldhändler

Richard Strauss

ELEKTRA/Orest

Richard Wagner

TRISTAN AND ISOLDE/Marke
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG/Hagen
DIE MEISTERSINGER/Pogner
SIEGFRIED/Fafner
DAS RHEINGOLD/Fafner
TANNHÄUSER Landgraf Hermann
LOHENGRIN König Heinrich
DAS RHEINGOLD Fasolt
DIE WALKÜRE Hunding
PARSIFAL Klingsor
PARSIFAL Titurel

Sergej Prokofiev

THE LOVE OF THREE ORANGES Leandre

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE/Sprecher
DON GIOVANNI/Commendatore
DON GIOVANNI/Leporello
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO/Figaro

Wolfgang Rihm

JAKOB LENZ Oberlin
Oratorios and Concert Pieces

Felix Mendelssohn

Elias
Paulus

Franz Joseph Haydn

Die Schöpfung
Die Jahreszeiten
Harmony Mass in B Flat Major

Franz Schubert

Mass in A-flat Major D 678
Mass in G major D167

Georg Friedrich Händel

The Messiah, HVW 56

Gioacchino Rossini

Stabat Mater
Petite Messe Solenelle

Giuseppe Verdi

Requiem

Gustav Mahler

Symphony no. 8

Johannes Brahms

Ein deutsches Requiem

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Requiem KV 626
Review
Caspar DER FREISCHÜTZ
Kronen Zeitung
Sun, 2014-07-20
...Selcuk Cara dominates the stage both vocally and dramatically..
Caspar DER FREISCHÜTZ
Neue Merker Wien
Sat, 2014-07-19
..With unusually natural acting and perfectly spoken passages Selcuk Cara presented the role of Caspar. His powerful Heldenbariton was impressive, Altogether it made him the star of the evening. Peter Skorpea
Caspar DER FREISCHÜTZ
Frankfurter Rundschau
Sun, 2014-07-20
...The discovery of the premiere is the young Selcuk Cara, who makes Caspar a diabolic seducer by his trheatening and versatile bass and tremendous stage presence.
Hagen GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG
Der Neue Merker
Fri, 2013-08-09
.."Selcuk Cara as a truly powerful Hagen with multi faceted highly musical singing. One could understand every word he sang, and he obviously knew what he was singing about, because he was truly inspired".
Hagen GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG
Opernnetz
Fri, 2013-08-09
..."The bass Selcuk Cara who made his debut as Hagen was outstanding..." ..."He delivered a brilliant performance"...
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