Turkish soprano Ecem Topcu made her Belgian debut this season as Mädchen in Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (K. Weill, director: Ivo Van Hove) at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen. She was a soloist in the Winter Concert – Mozart Viva la Libertà! at BOZAR conducted by Karin Hendrickson (2022). Currently, she performs Female Choir in The Rape of Lucretia (B. Britten, a coproduction of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and IOA, director: Carlos Wagner). Upcoming performances (2023) include: Rosina in De Barbier (after G. Rossini, director: Tom Goossens, Deschonecompagnie), and Gilda in Rigoletto at the Grand National Theatre of Peru.
Having obtained her bachelor’s degree in classical singing from Ankara State Conservatory with greatest distinction, Ecem made her professional debut in 2018 as Arsena in Der Zigeunerbaron (J. Strauss) at Samsun State Opera and Ballet. In 2019, she sang Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro (W.A. Mozart), also in Samsun (Turkey).