Ekin Su Paker
The Turkish soprano Ekin Su Paker joined Oper Frankfurt's Opera Studio last season, during which she made her debut as Barbarina in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, a role she recently sang at the Theater an der Wien. She has sung Adina and Giannetta (L’elisir d’amore), Poppea (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Blanche (Dialogues des Carmelites), Celia (La fedelta premiata), Eurydike (Orpheus in der Unterwelt), Anna Reich (The Merry Wives of Windsor), Despina (Cosi fan tutte) and Adele (Die Fledermaus) at places including the John McIntosh Arts Center London, University for the Arts in Graz and Oper im Berg Festival Salzburg. She worked with leading artists, directors and conductors at Woodhouse Opera Festival, the Efes-Opera and Ballet Festival in Ephesos, the Hours for Music and Opera in Graz (MUMTH), Leyla Gencer Opera and Art Center and the Süreya Opera House in Istanbul. She studied at Istanbul University's State Conservatory and gained her Master in Opera from the University for Music and the Performing Arts in Graz. She won the 2016 Istanbul Baroque Festival Competition and reached the finals of İzmir State Opera's 2018 National Competition for Young Soloists and the 2018 Siemens Opera Competition in Istanbul. She reached the finals of the Bertelsmann Foundation's 2019 Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition in Gütersloh.