Ilker Arcayürek



Voted into the top ten of a „new generation of rising stars“ and hailed for his „golden“ voice by Opera Now Magazine, Ilker Arcayürek is the  winner of the 2016 International Art Song Competition of Stuttgart’s Hugo Wolf Academy. He was finalist of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition 2015 and has been selected a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists through 2017. He made his highly anticipated Wigmore Hall recital debut featuring lieder by Schubert and Schumann in fall 2016.

Since the 2015-16 season, Ilker Arcayürek has been a member of the ensemble of the Staatstheater Nürnberg. In Nürnberg his repertoire includes Rodolfo in La Bohème, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Nadir in Les pêcheurs de Perles and Andres in Wozzeck – the latter slated for spring 2017. In Spring 2016 he made his stage debut at Teatro Real in Madrid as Claudio in Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot staged by Kasper Holten under the baton of Ivor Bolton. Recent performances have also included Basilio and Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Verbier Festival with Paul McCreesh conducting as well as the Son in Hossam Mahmoud’s Tahrir at the Salzburger Landestheater conducted by Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.

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“A golden and natural lyric tenor, even throughout the range and sensitive to text, with the benefit of solid top notes. … His good looks and easy charm convey well on stage and platform”

Opera Now

“A bright, strong, radiant tenor”