Rolando Villazón & Fatma Said Gedik Filarmoni Orkestrası Şef: Cemi'i Can Deliorman
30 September 21:00 - Turkcell Stage
Doors: 20.00
Rolando Villazón ve Fatma Said: 21.00

Superstars of opera, Rolando Villazón & Fatma Said will be at Zorlu PSM on September 30th with Gedik Philarmony and Cem’i Can Deliorman!

ROLANDO VILLAZÓN

Through his uniquely compelling performances with leading opera houses and orchestras around the world, Rolando Villazón has firmly established himself as one of the music world’s most critically acclaimed and beloved stars and as one of the leading tenors of our day. Heralded as “the most charming of today’s divos” (The Times) with “a wonderfully virile voice…grandezza, elegance and power” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), Rolando Villazón is among the most versatile artists of today, maintaining successful careers as a stage director, novelist, and TV personality next to his on-stage career.

Born in Mexico City, he began his musical studies at the national conservatory of his home country before joining the junior programs at the opera houses in Pittsburgh and at the San Francisco Opera. Rolando Villazón quickly made a name for himself on the international music scene after winning several prizes at Plácido Domingo's "Operalia" competition in 1999 (including the Zarzuela Prize and the Audience Prize). This was followed in the same year by his European debut as Des Grieux in Massenet's Manon in Genoa and debuts as Alfredo in La Traviata at the Opéra de Paris and as Macduff in Verdi's Macbeth at the Staatsoper Berlin. Since then, Rolando Villazón has been a regular guest at the State Operas of Berlin, Munich and Vienna, La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera New York and the Salzburg Festival, working with leading orchestras and renowned conductors such as Daniel Barenboim and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. As a concert singer he has appeared at London's Barbican Hall, the Philharmonia in Berlin and Cologne, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome and New York's Carnegie Hall, among others. In 2011 Rolando Villazón made his debut as a director in Lyon and since then has directed for the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, the Vienna Volksoper and the Semperoper in Dresden.

In 2007 the tenor became an exclusive artist for Deutsche Grammophon. He has sold over 2 million albums worldwide and recorded over 20 CDs and DVDs which have received numerous prizes. He is also a Chévalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, one of the highest awards in the field of art and literature in France, his permanent residence. Rolando Villazón is ambassador of RED NOSES Clowndoctors International and member of the Collège de Pataphysique de Paris. His first novel "Malabares" was published in 2013, the second "Lebenskünstler" was published in April 2017. His third novel "Amadeus auf dem Fahrrad" was published in June 2020 and spent several weeks on the bestseller list of Der Spiegel magazine. Rolando Villazón presents his own programme series on Arte TV and has a daily show on Radio Classique in France, as well as a weekly show on the German station KlassikRadio. In early 2017, Rolando Villazón was appointed ambassador of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation and in July 2017, he was named artistic director of the Salzburg Mozart Week from 2019 onwards.

FATMA SAID

Egyptian soprano Fatma Said is one of the most exciting young artists of her generation. Hailed by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as “a discovery”, Fatma has not only distinguished herself in opera houses and on concert stages, but also in a humanitarian capacity, regularly representing her home country as an ambassador for culture and education.

In 2016, she made her sensational role debut at Teatro alla Scala as Pamina in Peter Stein’s critically acclaimed new production of Die Zauberflöte, conducted by Adam Fischer. The production, in which Fatma was described as “luminous” “warm and mature” and full of “incredible depth”, was broadcast by ARTE and has since been released on DVD. 

Fatma has established a reputation as an extraordinarily gifted musician and was previously a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist. In 2019, Fatma became an exclusive Warner recording artist. The 2019/20 season saw performances of Mahler 4 with Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Fauré Requiem with Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, recital appearances at Leeds Lieder, Wigmore Hall and Bayerische Rundfunk Funkhaus, and performances as Pamina in China with the Teatro alla Scala.

Highlights of Fatma’s 2020/21 season so far include concert appearances with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo and the Orchestre national de France, a gala concert for Rolex with Sonya Yoncheva at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, and recitals at Wigmore Hall, Leeds Lieder and the Victoria de los Ángeles Festival Barcelona. Fatma was recently named BBC Music Magazine’s Newcomer of the Year, in addition to winning the Vocal Award for her critically acclaimed debut album with Warner Classics, El Nour.

Fatma is an alumna of the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler and the prestigious Accademia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan, where she the first Egyptian to ever have debuted at the house. Fatma represented Egypt twice at the United Nations to highlight children’s right to education and dignity through music and this year was part of the “Silk Road Concert” at the Temple of Luxor.

In 2016, Fatma Said received an honorary award from Egypt's National Council for Women and was singled out for one of Egypt’s highest accolades during the first National Youth Convention: she became the first opera singer ever to be awarded the state’s Creativity Award for her outstanding artistic achievement on an international level.
 

September
30
21:00

 

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- All events that will take place at Zorlu PSM are subject to special rules due to the pandemic. Anyone who buys a ticket is deemed to have accepted these rules and sanctions.

- Body temperature will be measured by officers at Zorlu Center search points. Guests with a body temperature above 38C will not be admitted.

- The event door opening time is 20:00 and the event start time is 21:00.

- The event is suitable for participants aged 13 and over.

- HES code query will be made through Hayat Eve Sığar application at the event entrance. The guests participating in the event must download the Hayat Eve Sığar application and obtain the HES code before coming to the venue. In the event that the result is "not risky" from the "HES Code" section of the relevant application, the activity can be entered.

- Guests are required to make a line at Zorlu PSM entrances by following the 1.5-meter physical distance rule and prepare the results of the ticket, photo ID and HES Code while waiting.

- At least 1 hour before the start of the event, it is required to be ready at the door of the event with the ticket

- At Zorlu PSM entrances, our guests will be given masks or their existing masks will be replaced with new ones. It is mandatory to use a mask to cover the mouth and nose. Those who are detected to have removed their masks will be warned, and those who ignore the warnings will be excluded from the Zorlu PSM area.

- Guests must comply with the specified seating arrangement. It is necessary to sit in the designated seats during the event.

- Seating arrangement may vary according to the regulations and official warnings of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

- After the event starts, no audience will be allowed into the hall.

- Zorlu PSM reserves the right to change the conditions for purchasing discounted tickets.

- Zorlu PSM reserves the right to change the event area and time.

- Student ticket is limited by capacity and valid with student ID. Student ID must be shown to the staff on the day of the event.

- Zorlu PSM reserves the right to deny admittance to the venue by refunding the ticket fee if it deems unsuitable for the event.

- It is forbidden to bring food and drink into the event venue.

- It is forbidden to bring cameras and cameras into the event venue.

Turkcell Stage

Turkcell Stage, being among the world’s limited numbered most developed performance centers with its technological equipment, provides an exclusive and delighting experience to its guests with its enriched acoustic features.

Turkcell Stage expands to a space of 1.570 m2 in total including the 350 m2 movable area, (with 36 m height, 22 m wideness and 24 m depth) 528 m2 stage and backstage. The stage, formed of 12 separate elevators, comes to the fore with its construction enabling entrance to the under stage entrances. The totally mechanic orchestra pit, also being able to be used as a downstage seating area, is situated so comfortable and huge that it can host the greatest symphony orchestras. Turkcell Stage, with a construction of two balconies and a capacity of 2.190 people, puts the best equipment at the art lovers’ disposal with its advanced technological video, sound and light systems. Zorlu PSM, directing Turkey’s art life significantly, has hosted approximately 1000 performances such as the Cats musical, The Phantom of Opera, Gerard Depardieu, Hugh Jackman, PJ Harvey, Damien Rice and about 1 million audiences since the time it was opened. Zorlu PSM, in its 3rd season with a totally new format, also built a new concert area that can be positioned as a winter concert area in İstanbul with a capacity of being able to host 3500 guests standing. The PSM has been continuing both Turkish and foreign thematic standing concerts without slowing down.