At the Toronto International Film Festival there are numerous parties including the official TIFF Industry Receptions. On Sunday September 10, 2017, the Turkish Film Industry Welcome Reception took place on the rooftop of the TIFF Lightbox. As we arrived, the Two Tenors were performing and I was instantly their new biggest fan.
A mix of comedy and outstanding vocals, the duo of opera singer Cenk BIYIK, who has won acclaim in the international arena and sought-after actor and tenor Atılgan GUMUS know how to entertain a crowd. From opera to jazz, rock to blues, Latin to R & B, heavy metal to Turkish and pop to arabesk, no musical style was off limits in this show. Photos of the artists they were paying tribute to, including Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra and Turkish folk singer Neredesin Sen, often showed on the screen behind them.
A film staring the Two Tenors called That’s Life is in production by Match Point Entertainment.
It is tough to find English information on this duo right now, however, I’m sure once the world experiences the show or upcoming film, they will be international stars.