Atilla Manizade, Turkish opera singer, Died at 82


Atilla Manizade was born in 1934, and died on July 10, 2016.

He was a Turkish Cypriot opera singer (bass).

He was praised as an artist of great versatility.

Atilla had an extensive repertoire of more than forty operas ranging from dramatic roles to buffo parts.

He was also a distinguished member of the State Conservatory of Istanbul Technical University.

During 1960, he returned to Istanbul where he made his debut at the opening night of the Istanbul State Opera, and became the leading bass soloist.

During the 1980s, Atilla was the Artistic Director and General Manager of the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet.

Atilla Manizade passed away at 82 years old.