Bay Önder

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Bay Önder
Opera by Necil Kazım Akses
Librettist Münir Hayri Egeli
Language Turkish
Premiere 27 December 1934 (1934-12-27)

Bay Önder is a 1934 Turkish-language opera by Necil Kazım Akses. It was one of a group of operas commissioned by Atatürk as part of his cultural transformation.[1][2]


  1. ^ Günsel Renda, C. Max Kortepeter - The Transformation of Turkish culture: the Atatürk legacy- 1986 Page 81 "These plays were distributed among three composers, who were commissioned to write the scores: Taş Bebek (Doll) to Adnan Saygun, Bayönder (The Leader) to Necil Kazim Akses and Bir Ülkü Yolu (An Ideal Way) to Ulvi Cemal Erkin.
  2. ^ Turkish review quarterly digest - Volume 1, Issue 3 - Page 87 Turkey. Basın-Yayın ve Enformasyon Genel Müdürlüğü - 1986 "DURING ATATURK'S PRESIDENCY gun, "Bayonder" to Necil Kazim Akses and "Bir Ulkii Yolu" to Ulvi Cemal Erkin. Only Saygun was able to complete an opera. Necil Kazim Akses completed only the first three scenes of the opera Bayonder, ."