Unsal: Press and Media

“In the role of Leonora, Dilara Unsal was often a source of great sonority; her Act one aria “Tacea la notte,” displaying a classic vocality as she highlighted phrases such as “like the fleeting image of a golden dream.” Rising to a fuller rejoicing, Unsal’s powerful cadenza saw her physically taken aback, creating the impression of breathlessness from her emotional outpouring. Her agile vocal leaps in and runs in the cabaletta “Di Tale amor,” however, proved she was anything but breathless. These qualities and more returned in Act four; joined by the plaintive lower woodwinds Unsal sighed away the phrases before her aria “D’amor sull’ali rosee,” which gave way to soft and sad ornaments. After resolving upon death to save Manrico, Unsal’s falling cadenza seemed to mourn all that she was losing before gorgeously rising above her sorrows.”Logan Martell, Operawire

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Dilara Unsal_Lyra Voice Competition

Dilara Unsal received Second Prize at the Lyra New York International Voice Competition

“Another highlight was soprano Dilara Unsal’s performance of “O patria mia” from Verdi’s Aida.  This is another large voice with a great deal of promise.”Voce di Meche about Lyra New York International Voice Competition where Ms. Unsal received Second Prize

“She [Dilara Unsal] also sang an aria from Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame with passion and conviction.”Voce di Meche about Lyra New York International Voice Competition where Ms. Unsal received Second Prize