Praised for her “ravishing voice” and “compelling” stage presence [San Diego Story], Turkish-American soprano Öznur Tülüoğlu is establishing herself as a young, rising artist “destined for bigger things,” [San Diego Tribune].
Öznur began the 2022/2023 season making her international debut performing the role of Sandrina in a co-production of La finta giardiniera with Opera Neo and The Hungarian State Opera. Afterwards, she joined Opera Neo as an Apprentice Artist in their San Diego summer festival.
Öznur made house debuts with Annapolis Opera in their production of Le nozze di Figaro as Barbarina and Washington National Opera's The Ice Cream Truck Is Broken! & Other Emotional Arias hosted by Renée Fleming and Mo Willems. There, she premiered the role of The Pigeon in Simon Carlos' new operetta, Don't Let the Pigeon Sing Up Late!
Öznur appeared in Washington Concert Opera's Opera Outside series in May, and this upcoming July, she will return to Opera Neo as an Apprentice Artist performing the role of Aspasia in Mitridate.
"ÖZNUR TÜLÜOĞLU DAZZLED AS ASPASIA WITH HER SUPPLE SOPRANO AND MAGNETIC STAGE PRESENCE..
Her phrasing and breath control of the most difficult passages seemed effortless, and her high notes were spine-chilling."
-San Diego Tribune