Мерт Сунгу


The young Turkish tenor Mert Süngü was born in Istanbul and is a highly successful singer in the belcanto and Mozart repertoire. In addition to his studies at the conservatory of the Mimar Sinan university in his hometown and the Scuola dell`Opera Italiana in Bologna he also finished several Masterclasses with great artists like Maura Trombetta, George Shirley, Luciana Serra, Stefania Bonfadelli, Sonia Prina, Alfonso Antoniozzi and Raul Gimenez as well as Stefano Giannini , Dolora Zajick, Rudolf Piernay, Edith Wiens and Francisco Araiza.

His repertoire includes roles like Ilo/Zelmira, Erisso/Maometto II, Argirio/Tancredi, Rossinis Stabat Mater, Tonio/La fille de régiment, Lanciotto/Francesca da Rimini (Mercadante), Ferrando/Cosi fan tutte, Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni, Tamino/Die Zauberflöte, Nadir/Les pêcheurs de perles or Idreno/Semiramide.

His career already brought him to prestigious houses like the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, the Teatro Massimo di Palermo, the Théâtre du Chatelet, as well as the Innsbruck early music Festival, the Teatro dell’opera di Roma, the National Opera Montpellier an the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari. He was part of the young ensemble of the Semperoper Dresden from 2012 to 2014 and has a close connection to the house since then.

During the last few years he has been working with many great conductors like Fabio Luisi, Nello Santi, Christian Thielemann, Massimo Zanetti, Donato Renzetti, Michele Mariotti, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Diego Fasolis, Peter Schneider, Julia Jones, Alexander Joel as well as Lorenzo Viotti and Omer Meir Wellber.

Highlights of the last seasons included Paris/La Belle Helene in Paris, Il Conte d’Almaviva/Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Dresden and Rome, Tonio/La fille de régiment in Palermo as well as performances as Tamino/Die Zauberflöte, Ernesto/Don Pasquale and Salvini/Adelson e Salvini. Furthermore he sang Libenskof/Il Viaggio a Reims at Opera di Roma and Nadir/Les pêcheurs de perles at Teatro Verdi Trieste. The last season included performances as Nemorino/L’elisir d’amore, Almaviva/Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Cassio/Otello and Alfred/Die Fledermaus at Semperoper Dresden, moreover he sang Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Teatro San Carlo in Napoli, Cassio/Otello and Percy/Anna Bolena at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, as well as Zelmira at Festival Rossini in Wildbad. In the season 2018/2019 he had performances as Almaviva/Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Dresden and Stuttgart as well as Oreste/Ermione in Naples and his debut in Toulouse as Gennaro/Lucrezia Borgia. In the summer 2019 he sang at the Festival Valle d’Itria in Ecuba under the baton of Maestro Fabio Luisi.

In October, 2019 he debuted at the Bolshoi Theatre as Cavaliere Belfiore in Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims.