Turkish -American lyric-coloratura soprano Bengi Tasci had the honor to sing under the guidance of such conductors as James Levine, Valery Gergiev, Julius Rudel, Paul Nadler, Franz Welser-Möst, Anton Guadagno, Kamal Khan, and more.
In 2003, she was recruited from Florida and made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera as the first Turkish soprano to receive a principal artist contract. In 2004, she was chosen as one of the five successful Turkish women in America by Turk of America magazine. Later in 2006, she made her European debut in Belle-ile-En-Mer, France.
Some of her performed roles include Olympia in Tales of Hoffmann, Oscar in Il Ballo in Maschera, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Adina in L’Elisir D’Amore and Queen of the night in Die Zauberflote.
Ms. Bengi Tasci had the pleasure and privilege to work with many wonderful teachers, namely, Marilyn Mims, Louis Menendez, Trish McCaffrey, Kevin Murphy, Lynn Trepel Caglar, Kamal Khan and more.
Ms. Tasci is a winner of several prestigious competitions. Among them are Palm Beach Opera Voice Competition, Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition and Palm Beach Atlantic Vocal Competition. In addition to Istanbul State Conservatory, Mimar Sinan State Conservatory and New World School of the Arts she is continuing her education in vocology.
Currently, Ms. Tasci is enjoying the wonderful opportunity of sharing her knowledge and experience with her students at her private studio Music with Bengi in New York.