World-famous soprano Pervin Chakar said, “In addition to works in German, Czech, Italian and French, I also performed works in my native language, Kurdish, for my audience. I think it is my greatest right to sing in my native language. And I do not think of asking permission from anyone for this. Artists are both peacemakers at the same time.” “They are the greatest carriers of both goodness and culture. The art I make is above politics,” he said.
Chakar’s “An Opera Night” concert, CHP Chairman Özgür Özel, CHP Diyarbakır Deputy Sezgin Tanrıkulu, HEDEP Van Deputy Pervin Buldan, CHP Istanbul Provincial Chairman Özgür Çelik, Kadıköy Mayor Şerdil Dara Odabaşı, Former chairman of the Motherland Party Nesrin Nas also attended. Chakar performed Turkish and Kurdish works in his concert.
CHP leader Özgür Özel congratulated Pervin Chakar by curtsying on stage after watching her concert and kissed the artist’s hand.
Some politicians reacted to Özel attending the concert with Buldan and kissing Chakar’s hand.
Chakar made the following statement regarding the issue from his X account:
“My dear followers. We witnessed a wonderful night at the Süreyya Opera last night. I performed chamber music works, operettas and opera arias of composers such as Ravel, Delibes, Lehar, Bellini, Strauß, Massenet, Brahms and Dvorak. In this historical theatre, in a beautiful atmosphere In addition to works in German, Czech, Italian and French, I have also performed works in my native language, Kurdish, for my audience. I think it is my greatest right to sing in my native language. And I do not think of asking anyone for permission for this. In addition, many political leaders and mayors came to my concert to listen to me. , MPs, writers, intellectuals also participated. There were political leaders who did not congratulate me on the stage yesterday, but wanted, got emotional and appreciated me. Just like Özgür Özel and Pervin Buldan. Politicians from many different views have attended my concerts so far, which is the biggest indication that they value my art. King Charles and Camilla also came to our opera performance in Venice, Italy. Moreover, the President of Ireland once again came to Lismore to watch my opera performance. The former Iraqi President also followed my concert closely. I can’t see anything more natural than this. Despite what has been written and drawn since yesterday, I will continue to perform my art and bring it to many stages. Artists are also ambassadors of peace and the greatest carriers of goodness and culture. The art I make is above politics. Our values, culture, language, art are the red line of us Kurds and me. Our door is open to everyone and every idea. I prefer to respond to racist and insulting words with my art. Because everything is temporary, but art is always permanent.”
CLICK – A curtsey from CHP Chairman Özgür Özel to the world-famous soprano Pervin Chakar from Mardin