Ş. Talınlı, born in Kars, Turkey; has studied voice under Prof. Keriman Davran and Prof. Roman Werlinski. Following his graduation from the Ankara Hacettepe Conservatory 1989 he joined the Ankara State Opera where he is currently engaged as a soloist.
Since participating in the 2nd Leyla Gencer International Voice Competititon in 1997 where he won a Mention, Mr. Talınlı has enjoyed a busy international schedule of engagements.
Ş.Talınlı has worked with such outstanding conductors as Antonio Pirolli, Dario Lucantoni, Nikolai Alekseyev, Rauf Abdullayev, Rengim Gökmen, Victor Dumanescu, Vesna Souc, Giorgio Croci, Yalçın Adıgözel, Aleksander Sammouil, Eri Klas, Arvo Volmer etc, as well as renowned stage directors such as Yuri Aleksandrov, Flavio Trevisan and Vincenzo Grisostomi,Arne Mikk and others.
He has given many concerts and appeared in opera performances in a number of countries around the world including Poland, Germany, Austria, Estonia, United Kingdom, Macedonia, Moldova, Pakistan and Azerbaijan etc.
His repertoire contains leading tenor parts in the operas such as Verdi's Un ballo in maschera, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, Rigoletto; Puccini's Madame Butterfly, La Boheme; Donizetti's Don Pasquale, Rossini's Il Barbiere di Sİviglia, Aşk-ı Memnu by Turkish composer Selman Ada and in other major vocal-symphonic works, such as Requiems by Webber, Mozart and Verdi, G. Puccini's Messa di Gloria, Saygun in Yunus Emre oratorio, Symphony No 8 by Mahler, Symphony No 9 by Beethoven as well as in operettas Die Fledermaus and Die Ziegeunerbaron by J. Strauss
In the season of 2009, one of the highlights includes the role of Riccardo in the production of G. Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera at the Estonian National Opera, where the production premiered on February 13, 2009 in Tallinn, Estonia. The singing of Talınlı in the role of the King was received with ovations by the opera lovers and marked by positive reviews in the international press:
"The Turkish tenor Şenol Talınlı was in every respect superb as the King, acting naturally and singing with lightness and elegance that made me think of Carlo Bergonzi in the role and there can be no higher praise."
("Verdi, Un ballo in Maschera: at the Estonian National Opera, Tallinn," 13.2.2009)
By Göran Forsling/ Seen and Heard International, 18.02.2009
"Close to ideal was Şenol Talınlı's performance in the role of the King. In addition to his beautiful lyrical voice, Talinli knew how to impersonate aristocratic and intelligent aristocrat who never lost the regal dignity."
By Harry Liivrand, Toomas Zupping/Eesti Ekspress weekly, 19.2.2009,
("A Turk in Estonian National Opera, or A Masked Ball with a surprise")
The highlights of 2008 season for Ş. Talınlı include a concert at the Schiller Theatre in Berlin, Germany, given in March, in July he sung at Gala Concert and at G. Puccini's Messa di Gloria at Saaremaa Opera Days in Estonia.
In the season of 2007 Mr. Talınlı sung the part of Canakkale in the oratorio composed by Vasıf Adıgüzel with the Baku Philharmonic Orchestra in Azerbaijan. Together with soloists from St. Petersburg, Russia; he appeared in Mahler's 8. Symphony with the Estonian National Opera in Tallinn and Pärnu, Estonia. In April, he sang the part of Alfredo in G. Verdi's La Traviata in the Estonian National Opera.
2006 stood out by many successful concerts in various locations, such as the recital in Islamabad, Pakistan; and performance given at the Gala Concert of the opera and ballet festival "Summer Night Stars" with the Estonian National Opera in Tallinn.
In October 2005 he participated in the performance of G.Verdi's Requiem in Marl, Germany and at Ephesus Antique Theatre, Turkey.
In October 2004 he performed in the leading role in a musical comedy entitled "Arşın Mal Alan" by Azeri Composer U. Hacibeyov's performed in Baku Academic Opera, Azerbaijan.
In the same year he also appeared as Rodolfo in G. Puccini's La Boheme at the 4th International Side Cultural and Art Festival as well as at the 11th International Aspendos Festival in Turkey.
In 1999 he gave gala concerts in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and in Moldova.
In 1997 he sang in "Der Walzer König", composed of Strauss' work, at Berlin Philharmony, Germany, with Poland's Vuç Opera. In the same season Şenol Talınlı gave a gala concert with Poland's Poznaniu Opera.