Levent Bakirci was born in Ankara.
He recently sang Igor Stravinsky's Canticum Sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis at St Mark's Basilica for Teatro La Fenice in Venice, and then participated in Da Ponte & Friends at Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza for Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova. His upcoming engagements (2022/23) include Frank (Die Fledermaus) at Carlo Felice Genova and Rigoletto at Bühnen Halle.
His other recent engagements include Don Giovanni (leading role) at the Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile, Un giorno di regno at the Verdi Festival in Parma and Dallapiccola's Il Prigioniero at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Festival, where he also sang Aribert Reimann's Lear (Gloucester) in 2019 under the baton of Fabio Luisi, who has also invited him to the Seiji Ozawa Festival for Evgenij Onegin (leading role). Levent also sang Das Rheingold (Alberich) with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México, Manon (Lescaut) at the Staatstheater Nürnberg and From the House of Dead at the Brun Janacek Festival.
Other career highlights include his debut at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse as the Protagonist in Luigi Dallapiccola's Il Prigioniero (2015) and at the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw in E. Knapik's Moby Dick (Captain Ahap) and Roméo et Juliette (Mercutio) with the Munich Radio Orchestra.
In the 2015/18 season he was part of the ensemble of the Nuremberg State Theatre and appeared in various roles such as Don Giovanni, Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Taddeo (L'Italiana in Algeri), Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Escamillo (Carmen), Zurga (Les pêcheurs de perles), Marcello (La Bohème) and Schelkalov (Boris Godunov).
From 2008 to 2011 he was a member of the ensemble of the Theater Bremen and debuted in various roles of his repertoire such as Don Giovanni, Evgenij Onegin, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Ping in Turandot, Falke in Die Fledermaus, Cahit in Ludger Vollmer's Gegen die Wand at Stuttgart Opera, Cecco in Il mondo della luna at Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor in Tel Aviv, Belcore in L'elisir d'amore and Starek in Jenufa at Istanbul Opera.
He has worked with conductors such as Michael Boder, Alvise Casellati, Tito Ceccherini, Fabio Luisi, Markus Stenz, Keri Lynn Wilson and directors such as Calixto Bieto, Robert Carsen, Mariame Clement, Pierre Constant, Massimo Gasparon, Paolo Gavazzeni, Tatjana Gürbaca, Michael Hampe, Peter Konwitchny, Piero Maranghi, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Laura Scozzi, Lydia Steier and Keith Warner.