Competitors passed through to the Final

Uzun, Deniz

Uzun, Deniz

No. 75

Voice type: Mezzo-soprano/Alto

Country: Germany

Date of birth: 27 December, 1988

The mezzosoprano was raised in Mannheim, Germany, and studied at the University of Music in Karlsruhe with Prof. Maria Venuti and at the University of Music in Mannheim with Prof. Snezana Stamenkovic. She took part in masterclasses by Edith Wiens, Margreet Honig and Corradina Caporello, and was invited to the Lied-Academy of the Spring Festival Heidelberg to work as a scholar with Thomas Hampson and Thomas Quasthoff. Since 2013 she has been studying with Andreas Poulimenos and Carol Vaness at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, and attended the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie at Neumarkt, performing in various roles as a member of the Opera Studio at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. She has performed at the Nationaltheater Mannheim and at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as in other prestigious venues. Since 2016/17 she has been a principal of the Opera Zurich. Among her competition successes are the Charlotte-Hamel Prize at the 41st National Singers Contest Berlin in 2012 as well as two special prizes at the Belvedere Competition in 2018, including an invitation to the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Competition Repertoire


Liszt: Die drei Zigeuner

Tchaikovsky: Podrugi milïe – Polina’s aria from The Queen of Spades

Strauss: Wie du warst! Wie du bist! – Octavian’s aria from Der Rosenkavalier


Tchaikovsky: Da, tchas nastal – Joan’s aria from The Maid of Orleans

Händel: Sta nell’ircana – Ruggiero’s aria from Alcina


Rossini: Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno! – Isabella’s cavatina from L’italiana in Algeri

Bizet: L’amour est un oiseau rebelle – Habanera from Carmen

Donizetti: Fia dunque vero... O mio Fernando – Leonora’s recitative and aria from La favorita