Mete Tasin is a compelling, versatile and vibrant opera singer who was born in Würzburg, Germany and raised in Turkey. He studied with Prof. Güzin Gürel at Istanbul University State Conservatory and later in the US with Patricia McCaffrey at Brooklyn College (Master of Music). His career began in Minnesota USA, with Carmen ( Don Jose ) and Lucia di Lammermoor ( Arturo ). Mete has been in many leading roles in Turkey, Europe, most recently in the United States.
Mete previously performed the lead role of Arlecchino in Pagliacci by Leoncavallo and Gastone in Verdi's La Traviata at the Opera San Jose in California. He has also represented the San Francisco City Opera by singing at Union Street and North Beach Festivals as a soloist. Recently he performed with the Aurora Mandolin Orchestra in San Francisco.
Mete reprises his breath-taking role as Bizet Don Jose in Carmen at Mira Theater, Verismo Opera, and New York City Lyric Opera - Carnegie Hall in New York City. He sang Tybalt in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette and Guillot in Massenet's Manon at Carnegie Hall and Symphony Space as a New York Lyric Opera Theatre Resident Artist. Aside from composing music for Ali Baba and 40 Thieves which premiered in New York, he also played a Sultan role, which hailed “fabulous” reviews from the Turkish Community as well as the audience. He also composed “Bald Boy” for Turkish American Repertoire Theater Entertainment.
He has been in countless leading roles in Izmir Istanbul State Theaters. Mete collaborated with Istanbul Opera House as the solo tenor in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy. He performed at Izmir Symphony Orchestra, Ankara State Chorus, and Vasif Adiguzel's Canakkale Oratorio as a tenor soloist.
He has collaborated with well known conductors and coaches such as: William Hicks, Joan Dornemann, John Yaffe, Gaetano Colajanni, Pier Calmelet, Ibrahim Yazici, Serdar Yalcin, Gokcen Koray, Rengim Gokmen, Koji Kawamoto, Cesar Ulloa, Sheri Greenawald.