Roxody team is delighted to present Opera Night by Mete Tasin

On the 17th of March, audiences will have the opportunity to hear selections from classic Neapolitan and Turkish operas masterfully performed by Mete Tasin and operatic creation of an orchestra with authentic instruments.

Neapolitan style of Italian opera was dominant in 18th-century Europe. It emerged in the late 17th century, notably in the work of composers working in Naples. Music and text were divided into recitative which advanced the dramatic action, and arias, solos that reflected a character’s feelings and also served as vehicles for vocal virtuosity.

145 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, CA 94704

Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 7:30pm

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Due to supported by UC Berkeley Turkish Student Association This unique concert series’s opening admission is discounted for you as $15.

We are looking forward to see all music lover in the METEFORE Concert series.

METE TASIN, Tenor:

Mete Tasin is a compelling and versatile opera singer who was born in Würzburg, Germany and raised in Turkey. He studied with Prof. Guzin GUREL at Istanbul University State Conservatory and Patricia McCaffrey at Brooklyn College (Master of Music). His career began in Minnesota, USA with Carmen ( Don Jose ) and Lucia di Lammermoor ( Arturo ). Mete has been in many leading roles in Europe, United States and Turkey.

In the coming season for “La Traviata by Verdi – Gaston ” he will take on a number of roles in San Jose Opera House. Mete previously performed as the title role of Arlecchino in Pagliacci by Leoncavallo at the San Jose Opera in California. He has also represented the San Francisco Opera by singing at Union Street and North Beach Festivals as a soloist.

He reprises his breath-taking role as Bizet Don Jose in Carmen at Mira Theater, Veresimo Opera, and New York City Lyric Opera – Carnegie Hal in New York City. He sung Tybalt in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette and Guillot in Massenet’s Manon at Carnigie Hall and Symphony Space as a NYLOT Resident Artist. Aside from composing music for Ali Baba and 40 Thieves which premiered in New York, he also played a sultan role, which hailed “fabulous” reviews from the Turkish Community as well as the audience.

He has also been in countless lead roles in Izmir, Istanbul and Ankara State Theaters. Mete collaborated with Istanbul Opera House by being a solo tenor in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy. He performed at Izmir Symphony Orchestra, Ankara State Chorus, and Vasif Adiguzel’s Canakkale Oratorio as a tenor solo.

He has collaborated with well known conductors and coaches such as: William Hicks, Joan Dornemann, John Yaffe, Gaetano Colajanni, Pier Calmelet, Ibrahim Yazici, Serdar Yalcin, Gokcen Koray, Rengim Gokmen, Koji Kawamoto.

Orchestra:

Conductor: Josephine T. Pellegrini

Mandolin Team: Aurora Mandolin Orchestra

Guest musicians:

Solo/Duet: Ekin Ozdogan

Kanun: Ahmet Cagin

Accordion: Taylan Yildiz

The Aurora Mandolin Orchestra was originally founded in the late
1920s to the 1940s by Italian immigrants in San Francisco. The late
Gino Pellegrini, mandolin virtuoso, was one of its members and
reformed the orchestra in 1970. He was their Director until his passing
in February 2006, at which time his wife, Josephine assumed the role of
Director and Conductor.

Under Josephine’s leadership and enthusiasm, the dedicated orchestra
members continue to bring the vibrancy and passion of the mandolin
orchestral repertoire to new audiences throughout the San Francisco Bay
Area.

Their diverse programs take listeners around the world, through the
canals of Venice, the hills of Tuscany as well as musical treats from many
lands. Instrumentation includes mandolins, mandolas, mandocello,
guitar, flute, bass, accordion and the hearts and souls of over 32
dedicated musicians.

Aurora’s greatest achievement was their performance in 1984 at Davies
Hall, San Francisco Symphony’s Festive Opening Night.
Today’s performance features a smaller group of musicians from the
Orchestra It allows the group to perform for smaller venues.

www.auroramandolin.com