From the time of his professional operatic debut at the Teatro alla Scala in 2002 as Don Alfonso in Lucrezia Borgia, bass Burak Bilgili has had tremendous success singing at internationally renowned venues such as New York MET, Carnegie Hall of New York, Washington National Opera, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, Opéra de Montréal, Canadian Opera in Toronto, Liceu de Barcelona, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Caramoor Festival, Savonlinna Festival, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, working with such conductors as Gianandrea Noseda, Evenlino Pidò, Nicola Luisotti, and Alberto Zedda. His last engagements have included Zaccaria in Nabucco at Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Sparafucile in Rigoletto at Omaha Lyric Opera and in Guadalajara (Mexico), Colline in La bohème at Naples Opera, Nourabad in Les Pécheurs de perles at Miami Lyric Opera, Il barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio) at Canadian Opera Company and Don Pasquale (title role) at Cincinnati Opera.
Among his future plans are Messiah by Haendel with the Washington National Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Norma (Oroveso) at Miami Opera, Luisa Miller (Conte di Walter) at Staatsoper in Hamburg, Macbeth (Banco) in Detroit, Romeo et Juliette (Laurent) at Atlanta Opera and at Beijing NCPA. A recipient of numerous awards, he graduaded of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia and at Conservatory of Mimar Sinan University. He also studied with Maestro Bonaldo Giaiotti and Katia Ricciarelli at the Academia Lirica Internationale in Parma, Italy. He is recently working with Maestro Bill Schumann.