Sava Vemić Bass

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Born in Belgrade, Sava Vemić studied music and voice in his hometown and continued his studies as a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program from 2014 to 2017. He received several awards, including first Prizes at the 2016 Opera Index International Vocal Competition in NYC and the 2014 Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition. 

He makes his professional operatic debut as Sarastro in Mozart’s The magic flute at the Madlenianum Opera&Theatre in Belgrade in 2013, and then appears as Count Rodolfo in Bellini’s La Sonnambula, Arcas in Iphigénie en Aulide at the Julliard Theater, Ernesto in Donizetti’s Parisina d’Este and Sir Walter Raleigh in Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux with the Opera Orchestra of New York, Osmin in Mozart’s The Abduction from Seraglio and Bartolo in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro with the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv.

In the 2016/2017 season he debuts at The Metropolitan Opera in New York as High Priest in Verdi’s Nabucco conducted by James Levine, performs his first Gremin in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and sings Sparafucile in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Guatemalan National Theatre as well as the bass part of Haydn's Nelson Mass at Carnegie Hall.

The following seasons, he sings Prince Gremin in Hawaii and makes his debut at the Aix-en-Provence festival (Ein Lakai/Ariadne auf Naxos) and at the Verbier festival in Switzerland (Sparafucile/Rigoletto and Quinault/Adriana Lecouvreur conducted by Valery Gergiev). He performs Sarastro/Die Zauberflöte at the New National Theatre Tokyo, as Death/Emperor of Atlantis in Sevilla, and debuts at the Paris Opera as an Officer and the Police Inspector/Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, and Angelotti/Tosca before coming back to perform un Frate in Don Carlo.

During the 2020/2021 season, he sings Sarastro, Sparafucile, Henri VIII/Anna Bolena, Crespel/The Tales of Hoffmann and Commendatore/Don Giovanni at the Staattheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich as well as The King of Egypt/Aida at the Verona Arena.

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 16 January to 07 February 2024

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