Celebrated Verdian Dramatic Mezzosoprano, Sanja Radišić will perform in Verdi’s Requiem at the internationally reknown Brucknerhaus Linz in November 2019.
Winner of the Vienna International New Years Competition 2018, Miss Radišić sang in December at the Gala Concert in the Konzertsaal der Wiener Sängerknaben accompanied by the Wiener Stadtorchester.
In May of 2018, Sanja Radišić appeared in the Philharmonie de Paris, the Versailles Festival, the La Seine Musicale Paris and other venues singing the mezzosoprano solo in Verdi’s Requiem with the Orchestre National d’Ile-de-France under the baton of M° Enrique Mazzola. Her great success was highly celebrated as “a tragedienne, with a rich mezzo register capable of expressing wadded deep harmonic tones and even subterranean groans as well as high shimmering notes. Supported by the immense sound palette of the orchestra, she embraces the pulpit and embodies the nobility as well as the profound affliction of the text. Her broad experience in interpretation of the verdian operatic roles, shows throughout this dramatic piece in the beautifully guided lines.”
In 2018 Radišić through 2019 sang her second production in the role of Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth in Cottbus Germany where Opera Magazine describes her as “a mezzo with impressively secure top notes (including a high D flat) which makes for a sensuous and vibrant Lady Macbeth. In the cavatina “Vieni t’affretta…” she places the large tone jumps with such vocal perfection, that no break between high and low notes is audible. Every note she sings is intense with feelings, the high notes are brilliant and clear in fortissimo and her toying in the low register, with her dusky voice, always pays off.”
In 2018 Ms. Radišić was further to be heard in Theater Bonn in the role of La Zia Principessa and Zita in Puccini’s Trittico.
At the National Theater of Belgrade and at the Opera Craiova, her successful performances of Amneris in Verdi’s Aida were celebrated by the press. In July, Miss Radišić has furthermore embraced the dramatic repertoire with her debut as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni (Cerreto Guidi,Tuscany). In Italy still in 2018, Miss Radišić has won the Taormina Mythos Festival Auditions and has sung the Mozart Requiem in Calabria.
Singing the title role in Carmen (Bizet), she has been depicted by Opernglas as “an absolutely authentic Carmen” and praised by Grenzecho Net for her “gripping depiction of all erotic Nuances, loose art of seduction with a full-bodied opulent voice, elegant lightness and beautiful legato singing. Among her greatest successes are, as described by Die Deutsche Bühne, “the magnificently sang role of Eboli (Don Carlo)”, as well as Ulrica in “Ballo in Maschera”, Federica in Luisa Miller, Venus in Tannhäuser, Adalgisa in Norma, Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde, der Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos, La Principessa, Zita and Frugola in “Il Trittico”, the Hexe in “Hänsel und Gretel”, Jezibaba in Rusalka, Hata in The Bartered Bride and Dritte Dame in Zauberflöte. Her triumphant achievements also reached out into early music with a “characterized by a powerful but still agile voice” Polinesso in Handel’s Ariodante and Nutrice in Monteverdi’s Incoronazione di Poppea.
Amidst the concerts, Ms. Radišić has sparkled in the 8. Symphony of Mahler, the 9. Symphony of Beethoven, Lieder aus Jiddischer folks Poesie by D.Shostakovich. In the Aachen Cathedral took place her first interpretation of the Verdi Requiem which earned her an invitation to sing it also in Calabria, Italy as well as in Freiburg, Germany.
The opportunity to build her vast repertoire, received Ms. Radišić at the Theater Aachen in (G) where, until 2017, she secured her position in the ensemble directly upon finishing her studies at the Music Conservatory in Mannheim 2012.
Ms. Radišićs’ appearances in prestigious Music Festivals include the Heidelberg Frühling Festival, Versailles Festival, Düsseldorf Musik Festival, Bucharest Gala in Romania, Baden Baden Festival, Open air festival Kurpark Classix Aachen, “Mermer i zvuci” (Serbia).
The Gold Medal Prize awarded to Ms. Radišić at the prestigious 2010 International Opera Competition “Hariclea Darclee” in Braila (Romania) with Nicolae Herlea as president of the jury, and the third prize in 2010 and the special Prize awarded by Joan Sutherland in 2007 at the International Competition “Amici della Musica”, Alcamo (Italy) crowned a long string of First Prizes awarded to her till then in her native country.
In 2010 she won the “Dr. Vojislav Vuckovic” Competition (Belgrade), the 2007 “Nikola Cvejic” Competition (Belgrade), the 2005 “Republic” Competition (Belgrade), the 2004 “Nikola Cvejic” Competition (Belgrade), the 2006 “Obzorija na tisi” Competition (Becej) and the 2007 “Lazar Jovanovic” Competition (Belgrade).
At the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts (2009-2012) instead she was the recipient of the Wilhelm Müller Foundation Scholarship.
Ms. Radišić joined the Opera Studio at the National Theater Belgrade during her studies at Music Academy of Arts in Belgrade. Here she had her debut as the Badessa in Suor Angelica and La Principessa di Bouillon in Adriana Lecouvreur as well as her first approach as Carmen among others. In the same years she had the opportunity to give concerts with the Belgrade National Theater Orchestra and the Belgrade Military Orchestra.
During her studies at the Music Academy of Belgrade she received the prestigious “Danica Mastilovic” Prize for best student of the year. In 2007 she was granted the scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of Serbia.
Her engagements during the spring 2019 include the production of Der Zigeunerbaron in the role of Czipra in German Theaters such as: Saarlouis, Wolfsburg and Münich. At the Opera Craiova she appeared as Marta and Panthalis in Boitos Mesfistofele in a new production of Berlin Director Peter Pachl.