Matija Meic




Croatian baritone Matija Meic made his debut in 2015 at Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatztheater as Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte. Year after he was invited to join the ensemble and has already performed a broad repertoire from Mozart to Verdi, including such roles as Figaro Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Dandini La Cenerentola, Figaro Le nozze di Figaro, the title role of Don Giovanni, but also Leporello, the title role of Eugene Onegin, Marcello La Bohème, Peter Besenbinder Hänsel und Gretel, Sir William Cecil Maria Stuart, Ramiro L’heure espagnole, König in Orff’s Die Kluge, Georges Danton Dantons Tod, world premieres Ficsur in Johanna Doderer’s Liliom and 3. Wache/ Peter Gorlinsky in Thomas Morse’s Frau Schindler.

Among his recent new roles at Gärtnerplatz are the title role of Rigoletto, Scarpia Tosca, Lindorf/ Coppelius/ Dr. Mirakel/ Dappertutto Les Contes d'Hoffmann and Nick Shadow The Rake's Progress. This season he is scheduled to make his role debut as Miller Luisa Miller. At Stadttheater Klagenfurt and in Split he made his role debut as Renato Un ballo in maschera and sang his first Germont La Traviata last season for Opera Lombardia in Pavia.

Matija Meic made his stage debut in 2010 as Levi in Zajc's opera Nikola Šubic Zrinski at the Zagreb Opera. In 2011 he performed Escamillo Carmen in a production of the Zagreb Music Academy and was invited to sing the same role at Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka. Further role debuts in Zagreb have been Schaunard La Bohème, Belcore L'elisir d'amore, the title role of Eugene Onegin and Figaro Il Barbiere di Siviglia. In 2013 he interpreted Guglielmo with Dubrovnik Festival and the title role of Don Giovanni in a student prodution at Schlosstheater Schönbrunn. With Rossini Festival Bad Wildbad he appeared as Don Alvaro Il Viaggio a Reims, Taddeo L’Italiana in Algeri and Carlo D’Anjou Il Vespro Siciliano. At the Bregenz Festival 2016 he performed Ping Turandot.

In concert Matija Meic has sung Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart's Requiem and Coronation Mass with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Bach’s Matthäuspassion with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Ravel's Don Quichotte à Dulcinée with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Haydn's Die Jahreszeiten and Händel's Messiah with the Zagreb Symphony Orchestra.

Matija Meic began his studies at the Blagoje Bersa Conservatory, continued at the Music Academy Zagreb and finished them at the Vienna Music University in 2015. He won 1st prize at the Bruna Spiler Competition 2010, 1st prize at the Iuventus Canti Competition 2013 and 2nd prize at the Mirjam Helin Competition 2014.


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