22nd opera Days of TURKSOY
As one of the wide-scale projects carried out every year by TURKSOY, the Opera Days will be held for the 22nd time this year and take place in Kyrenea and Istanbul between September 25th-28th, 2019.
The first Opera Days of TURKSOY were held in Kyrenea for the first time upon decision of the 4th Term Meeting of the Ministers of Culture of Turkic Speaking Countries held in Marmaris (Turkey) in 1994 with the contribution of artists from TURKSOY member countries. This event which has been annually carried out since then is raising stronger interest every year.
The first phase of the 22nd Opera Days of TURKSOY will feature a concert held in Kyrenea in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in cooperation of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey with TURKSOY, the Ministry of National Education and Culture of the TRNC and the Directorate General of the State Opera and Ballet of the Repubic of Turkey where artşists of the Turkic World will be accompanied by a pianist. The 22nd Opera Days of TURKSOY will then feature a final concert in the Sureyya Opera of Istanbul where artists will be accompanied by the orchestra of the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey.
The 22nd Opera Days of TURKSOY which will be hosted by the Minister of National Education and Culture of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Mr. Nazım ÇAVUŞOĞLU will feature 10 soloists from 9 countries, namely Aygul Niyazova (Kazakhstan), Nurjan Bajekenov (Kazakhstan), Artur Kaipkulov (Bashkortostan, RF), Damyrak Mongush (Tyva, RF), Emine Djevdetova (Russian Federation), Tilek Naymanbayev (Kyrgyzstan), Ekaterina Koryakina (Sakha-Yakutia, RF), Erek Kızılörs (TRNC), Faik Mansuroğlu (Turkey) and Gjorgji Cuckovski (Macedonia) who will perform world classics as well as works by composers of the Turkic World. Artists of the Turkic World will be accompanied on the piano by Amina Taykenova (Kazakhstan), Yulia Babich (Kyrgyzstan) and Hande Uçar (Turkey).