BIPO to play for birthday of Wagner
Gürer Aykal will conduct the orchestra during the special event to be organized for Wagner’s 200 birthday.The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra (BIPO) will commemorate Richard Wagner, one of the greatest composers of the 19th century, on his 200th birthday. The orchestra will present a program including basses and arias chosen form the composer’s famous opera series “Der Ring des Nibulengen.”
According to a written statement made by BIPO, the composer’s opera series in question has never been performed in Turkey due to its excessive length in duration.
Two soloists will take the stage
The program will be conducted by BIPO’s honorary conductor, Gürer Aykal. The soloists of the concert will be tenor Ünüşan Kuloğlu and bass Tuncay Kurtoğlu.
Kuloğlu, a 2011 Donizetti Award -winner, has been portrayed as the “Wager tenor” that Turkey has been in search of for years, while Kurtoğlu, one of Turkey’s most noteworthy bass soloists graces global concert halls with his talent.
BIPO will perform Wagner’s notable operas like Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung. The program will be held on Nov. 7 at the Lütfi Kırdar International Congress and exhibition Hall at 8 p.m.