Argun Tekant, tenor

 

Canadian lyric tenor Argun Tekant has been featured in opera and oratorio both in Canada and the United States.

 

A diverse talent, he has performed a wide range from the tenor repertoire, having appeared as tenor soloist in various concert performances, and opera productions with organizations in Vancouver and New York, where, in 2001, he won the “Off-Off-Broadway Review” award for excellence.

 

Also a talented classical guitarist, Mr. Tekant appeared in concert and recital both in Canada and his native Turkey.

 

He has recently appeared as Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, and Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, and has also reprised the role of Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos.

 

Mr. Tekant also has branched into directing opera, and has pushed the limits of interpretation with a version of Hansel and Gretel which took place in downtown east-side Vancouver.

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