Five Rooms
Five Rooms
Aug 5, 2020
S1 E4: Nazan Fikret - Operatic Soprano
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Nazan Fikret is a soprano opera singer.

Born in the UK to Turkish and Irish parents, she studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and her singing career has led to numerous critically acclaimed operatic performances all over the world, most recently as Blonde in The Seraglio for the English Touring Opera.

As a coloratura soprano, she has the vocal dexterity to sing breathtakingly high notes. This agile vocal range has lead to performances such as the iconic Queen of the Night from The Magic Flute, which we discuss later in this episode.

Originally when I set out to create this series, I was keen to record each session in locations relevant to the guest. However, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, our conversation had to be shifted to a remote recording session. Nazan kindly spoke to me from her home in July 2020. We cover her upbringing, her first performances and how to translate emotion through singing in a multitude of different languages.

Read the full blog post on the Five Rooms website


Aria of Blonde from 'Die Entführung aus dem Serail' by Mozart
(Piano by Richard Black)

DAS LIED 2017 Finale | Nazan Fikret & Rebecca Cohen

Handel: Theodora “With darkness deep” with the Britten–Pears Baroque Orchestra

Mozart: Cosi fan tutte, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Nazan Fikret Website
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