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Born in 1962 in Zagreb. Graduated from Classics Programme Secondary School in Zagreb and studied piano at “Pavao Markovac” Secondary School of Music. In 1988 graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts. As a Fulbright scholar, he taught acting to students of singing and graduate students at Rice University in Houston, after which he was invited to teach at the Trinity College of Music in London.

He directed 45 opera premières by Verdi (Rigoletto, Aida...), Puccini (Il Trittico, Madame Butterfly), Mozart (Cosi fan tutte, Magic Flute), Offenbach (The Tales of Hoffmann ), Stravinsky (Oedipus Rex), Purcell (Indian Queen, Dioclesian), Poulenc (Dialogues of the Carmelites), Debussy (Peleas et Melisande), Donizetti (Lucia di Lammermoore, The Daughter of the Regiment, The Elixir of Love), Gotovac (Ero the Joker several times), Zajc (Nikola Šubić Zrinjski several times), Saint Saëns (Samson and Delilah), Tijardović (The Split Aquarelle), Gounod (Faust), Rossini (The Barber of Seville, Guglielmo Tell), Lully (The Burgeois Gentleman), Bradić (Crux Dissimulata) and others on the stages in Croatia, Slovenia, England, United States and China. In China, Shanghai (for Verdi’s year 2000.) and Beijing (for opening of Beijing festival 2003.)

He directed the world biggest opera production ever since, Aida, with 2800 participants on stage, and cast from eight countries in the theatre-stadium for 55.000 people. Many of his opera works have been on the repertoire for several years, and some have been performed on the stages of Croatian national theatres more than a hundred times in almost 20 years. He received 25 awards as a director in Croatia and abroad. I have also won the Denis de Rougemont Youth Award by the European Festivals Association.



13. 06. 2018.
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