"...Süngü as Lanciotto demostrated that he is a complete artist. He vibrated his cords with emotion, offerring remarkable vocal qualities and cut-above phrasing."
-Dino Foresio , OPERACLICK
Francesca da Rimini
"...This was a valiant performance for someone whose first language is not French; Süngü offered a secure top and a sense of fun for his stately return as the Grand Augure of Venus in the final act."
-Stephen J. Mudge, OPERA NEWS
La Belle Helene
Born in Istanbul. He began his studies studying guitar. He finished his vocal studies in TC.Mimar Sinan State Conservatory. Then he went to Bologna and specialised in Baroque and BelCanto repertoire; in Scuola dell'Opera Italiana. Right after he became be a member of SemperOper Dresdens' Junges Ensembl where he established a strong connection with the company; He often returns to sing. Other then opera he enjoys singing art song recitals and sacred pieces such as Bach, Handel and Mozart's oratorios.
Süngü sang under the baton of leading conductors such as Fabio Luisi, Nello Santi, Christian Thielemann, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Donato Renzetti, Omer Meir Wellber, Massimo Zanetti, Michele Mariotti, Julia Jones and Diego Fasolis...
He worked with the leading directors like Grischa Asagaroff, Willy Decker,Mario Martone, Davide Livermoor, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Damiano Micheletto, Graham Vick, Franco Zeffirelli.
Mert Süngü performed under the baton of leading conductors such as Fabio Luisi, Christian Thielemann, Lorenzo Viotti, Nello Santi, Gianluigi Gelmetti,Tugan Sokhiev, Antonino Fogliani, Omer Meir Wellber, Diego Fasolis, Ottavio Dantone, Alessandro de Marchi... on finest venues such as
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Teatro San Carlo di Napoli
Teatro Massimo di Palermo
Théâtre du Châtelet Paris
Opéra National de Lyon
Théâtre Capitole Toulouse
Grand Théâtre de Genève
Opéra Royal de Wallonie
The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow
A versatile artist, Süngü is able to perform Belcanto in Rome,
French operetta in Paris,
German repertoire in Germany.
His main focus remains on Belcanto.
Highlights from last seasons:
Lucrezia Borgia di G.Donizetti,
Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse
Die Fledermaus by J.Strauss
Berlin, Deutsche Oper
Il Conte d'Almaviva
ll Barbiere di Siviglia by G.Rossini
Oper Stuttgart,SemperOper Dresden
Il Viaggio a Reims by G.Rossini,
Les Huguenots by G.Meyerbeer
Grand Théâtre de Genève, Semperoper Dresden
Il Conte d'Almaviva
Il Barbiere di Siviglia by G.Rossini
Pertuzzelli di Bari, SemperOper Dresden