Denise Seyhan’s mature dramatic mezzo has been characterized warm and sparkling in all ranges and has a unique timbre. Growing up in Wipperfürth, Germany, known for their elaborate Carnival celebration, the German-Turkish Mezzo loves spreading the cheerful nature of the Rheinland.

Die Mimusen


The Ensemble „Die Mimusen“ is founded in Summer 2021. Due to the Corona Pandemic and the fact that events couldn’t take place, Denise Seyhan decided to film the song-cycle “Seven early songs” by Alban Berg. With the pianist Philip Dahlem and the actress Michelle Brubach she found perfect artist partners. For that videoproject she got grants among others from “Deutsche Orchesterstiftung” and her living town Karlsruhe. The premier is planned (analog & digital) for the end of the year 2021.

The next project, a program with works by female composers, is already planned for spring 2022. They also got a grant for this by GVL/Neustart Kultur.


Roles sung
  • Fricka, »Walküre«
    by R. Wagner
  • Amneris, »Aida«
    by G. Verdi
  • Ulrica, »Un ballo in maschera«
    (italian, german) by G. Verdi
  • 3rd Lady, »Magic Flute«
    by W. A. Mozart
  • Dora K., »Benjamin«
    by Peter Ruzicka
  • Birsen Güner, »Gegen die Wand«
    by Ludger Vollmer
  • 3rd wood sprite, »Rusalka«
    (german) by A. Dvoràk
  • Sorceress & Second witch,
    »Dido and Aeneas« by H. Purcell
  • Berta Bartolotti »Konrad oder
    Das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse«
    by Giesbert Näther
  •  Maddalena, Giovanna,
    Contessa Ceprano, Paggio
    »Rigoletto« (italian, german)
    by G. Verdi
  • Knusperhexe & Hänsel,
    »Hänsel und Gretel«
    by E. Humperdinck
  • Dorabella »Così fan tutte«
    (german after H. Levi)
    by W. A. Mozart
  • A. Dvorák, »Stabat mater«,
  • F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
  • F. Schubert,
    »Missa in C«, Alto
  • A. Bruckner,
    »Requiem«, Alto
  • G. F. Händel,
    »Messias«, Alto
  • Giacomo Pergolesi,
    »Stabat Mater«, Alto
  • Georgs Pelecis,
    »In Honour of Henry Purcell«,
    3. Mezzo-Soprano
  • F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
    »Walpurgis Night«,
    Old women
  • F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
    »A Midsummer Night’s Dream«,
    2nd wood sprite
  • C. Saint-Saëns,
    »Oratorio de Noël«,
    Mezzo-Soprano & Alto
  • L.v.Beethoven, »Symphony No. 9«, Alto
  • Wolfgang A. Mozart,
    »Missa Brevis in F«, Alto
  • Wolfgang A. Mozart,
    »Sparrow Mass«, Alto
  • Wolfgang A. Mozart,
    »Coronation Mass«, Alto
  • Wolfgang A. Mozart,
    »Organ Solo Mass«, Alto
  • Wolfgang A. Mozart,
    »Waisenhausmesse«, Alto
  • Wolfgang A. Mozart,
    »Litaniae Lauretanae«, Alto
  • Wolfgang A. Mozart,
    »Alma Dei Creatoris«, Alto
  • Joseph Schnabel,
    »Regina Coeli«, Alto
  • Johann Ernst Eberlin,
    »Missa in C«, Alto
Roles completely studied
  • Preziosilla, »La forza del destino« (italian)
    by G. Verdi
  • Mother, »Hänsel und Gretel«
    by E. Humperdinck
  • Erda, »Rheingold«
    by R. Wagner
  • Waltraute, »Götterdämmerung«
    by R. Wagner
  • Eboli, »Don Carlo« (italian)
    by G. Verdi
  • Azucena, »Il Trovatore« (italian)
    by G. Verdi
  • Fenena, »Nabucco« (italian)
    by G. Verdi
  • Carmen, »Carmen« (french)
    by G. Bizet
  • Dame, »Cardillac«
    by P. Hindemith
  • Adalgisa, »Norma« (italian)
    by V. Bellini
  • Suzuki, »Madama Butterfly« (italian)
    by G. Puccini
  • Dorabella, »Così fan tutte« (italian)
    by W. A. Mozart
  • Sesto, »La clemenza di Tito« (italian)
    by W. A. Mozart
  • Cherubino »Le nozze die Figaro« (italian)
    by W. A. Mozart
  • Sesto, »Giulio Cesare« (italian)
    by G. F. Händel
  • Klaus Rothaupt, »Passion nach dem Evangelisten Lukas«, Alto
  • G. P. Telemann, »Wer ist, der dort von Edom kömmt«
    (Kantate TWV 1:1584)
  • G. Rossini, »Stabat Mater«,
    Soprano 2
  • W. A. Mozart, »C-Moll Messe«
    (KV 427), Soprano 2
  • G. Verdi, »Messa da Requiem«,
  • J. Brahms, »Alto-Rhapsody«, Alto
Roles partially studied (selection)
  • Kundry, »Parsifal«
    by R. Wagner
  • Leonora, »La Favorita« (italian)
    by G. Donizetti
  • Dalila, »Samson et Dalila« (french)
    by C. Saint-Saëns
  • Rosina, »Il Barbiere di Sevilla« (italian)
    by G. Rossini
  • Octavian, »Der Rosenkavalier«
    by R. Strauss
  • Niklausse, »Les contes d’Hoffmann« (french)
    by J. Offenbach
  • Charlotte, »Werther« (french)
    by J. Massenet

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