Nazan Fikret was born in the UK to Turkish and Irish parents. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Penelope Mackay and later Yvonne Kenny. Nazan is a Making Music AYCA Winner, Concordia Foundation Artist, a Britten Pears Young Artist and a recipient of an International Opera Awards Bursary. Nazan made her operatic debut at the age of thirteen singing Flora/The Turn of the Screw at Wilton’s Music Hall (Elijah Moshinsky). She went on to sing the role in Aix-en-Provence (Luc Bondy), subsequently touring to La Monnaie, Le Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Theater an der Wien and Edinburgh. She also sang the role for the Nederlandse Reisopera, English National Opera and Teatro Real. Nazan has recently covered Fiorilla/Il turco in Italia as a Garsington Opera Alvarez Young Artist.
Nazan Fikret is well cast as the Mayor's smug daughter Karolka, so confident in her soon-to-be shattered dreams of married bliss with the reprehensible ŠtevaBachtrack (Jenůfa, Longborough 2016)
Previously for Longborough: Karolka/Jenůfa (2016)
Recent engagements: Fiordiligi/Così fan tutte (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/European Opera Centre); How the Whale Became by Julian Philips (Royal Opera House); Diane Disney/The Perfect American (Teatro Real and for English National Opera); Ninetta/La Périchole (Garsington Opera); Madame Herz/The Impresario (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Queen of the Night/The Magic Flute (Wexford Festival Opera, ENO Baylis Opera Squad and Rota das Artes, Lisbon); and contemporary opera scenes for Aldeburgh Music’s Jerwood Scheme.
Future engagements: Arasse/Siroe (Nederlandse Reisopera)