IT START WITH -
An endless passion for music, for voices,
for discovery, for people, for life.
Didem and Sinem, born in Izmir, were first introduced to music at the age of three, when thier father bought them a piano. After graduating from Izmir 9 Eylül University’s Conservatory, they started their careers at Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall in Istanbul.
In 1999, the OperaTwins worked for the Antalya State Opera. Sinem undertook the role of Slyva Varescu in Kalman’s Csardsfrüstin and Didem was Flora in La Traviata.
The artists were sent to Vienna in 2000 by Conservatory Alumni Association and Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey to attend Vienna’s Prayner Conservatory .
The OperaTwins had the opportunity to study repertoir, interpretation and technique with the world’s most prestigious names in their careers such as Placido Domingo, Lia Lantieri, Katia Riccarielli, Dolora Zajick, Eraldo Salmieri, Juan Diego Florez, Maximilian Cencic, Francisco Gutierrez, Toma Popescu and Manfred Mayerhofer.
Placido Domingo said of them “they are perfect for the sister role in Cosi Fan Tutte of Mozart, I see no reason for them not to have an universal career”, where after listening to them at a concert in New York, Ahmet Ertegün, the founder of Atlantic Records, suggested that everybody should hear the OperTwins sing and that he was smitten by them.
They studied repertoir, technique and interpretation with the famous American Mezzo Soprano Dolora Zajick who said that “Opera is one of the highest forms of art and deserves the best best quality artists, and the OperaTwins definitely have this potential”.
OperaTwins gave concerts through out the world in cities like: New York, Washington DC, Antalya, Ankara, İstanbul, İzmir, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Galaz and performed at very special venues like Vienna City Hall, United Nations, Hoffburg Palace, Turkish Embassy in Vienna, Dusseldorf Parliament Building, European Parliament and Startmore Music Center. They performed in front of many VIP guests such as Turkish and Austrian Presidents, King of Benin, European MPs, princes and princesses. They have been invited to make guest appearences to many important international festivals.
OperaTwins, among the opera arias and duets, have Broadway musicals, zarzuellas, film music, and operettes in their repertoir.
OperaTwins still reside in Vienna, Austria when they are not travelling.