Matija Meic

baritone

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Biography

Croatian baritone Matija Meic made his debut at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatztheater in 2015. Since 2016/2017 he has been an ensemble member there with repertoire including Mozart roles Don Giovanni, Leporello, Guglielmo, Figaro, the title role of Eugene Onegin, Marcello/ La Bohème, Peter/ Hänsel und Gretel, Dandini/ La Cenerentola, Sir William Cecil/ Maria Stuart, Ramiro/ L’heure espagnole, Der König in Orff’s Die Kluge, Georg Danton/ Dantons Tod as well as Ficsur in Johanna Doderer’s Liliom and 3. Wache/ Peter Gorlinsky in Thomas Morse’s Frau Schindler in the world premieres.

His stage debut took place in 2010 as Levi in Zajc's opera Nikola Šubic Zrinski at the Zagreb Opera. In 2011 he performed Escamillo in a student production of the Zagreb Academy of Music and was invited to sing the role at the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka. Further role debuts in Zagreb have included Schaunard, Belcore, Onegin and Figaro/ Il Barbiere di Siviglia. In 2013 he interpreted Guglielmo at the Dubrovnik Festival and the title role of Don Giovanni at the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn. He made his German debut in 2014 as Don Alvaro/ Il Viaggio a Reims at the Rossini Festival Bad Wildbad and returned there in 2015 to sing Taddeo/ L’Italiana in Algeri and Carlo D’Anjou in Rossini’s 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, Die Jahreszeiten and Messiah with the Zagreb Symphony Orchestra.

Matija Meic began his studies at the Blagoje Bersa Conservatory and completed them at the Vienna Music University in 2015. He won 1st prize at the Bruna Spiler Competition 2010 in Montenegro, 1st prize at the Iuventus Canti Competition 2013 in Slovakia, received the special prize “Young Singer 2013” at the Molto Cantabile Competition in Zagreb as well as 2nd prize at the Mirjam Helin Competition 2014.


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