Sava Vemić Bass


Currently Sava Vemić is a regular guest at the Opéra de Paris appearing as un Frate /Don Carlo, Prince Bouillon/Adriana Lecouvreur and Monterone/Rigoletto. Furthermore he makes his role debut as Leporello/Don Giovanni in Belgrade’s Opera&Theater Madlenianum in 2019/20. The season 2020/21 will bring the artist to Munich, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, making his debut as Enrico/Anna Bolena and singing Sarastro/The magic flute, Gremin/Eugene Onegin and Commendatore/Don Giovanni. He will make his first appearance with Boston Symphony Orchestra in the role of a Policeman/Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk that will be recorded by Deutsche Grammophon and performed in Boston and New York (Carnegie Hall). He will appear in the world premiere of the opera Bruno o il Teatro della Memoria (role of Giove) at La Monnaie Opera in Brussels, Belgium.
In the 2018/19 season he appeared as Sarastro/Magic Flute at the New National Theatre Tokyo, as Death/Emperor of Atlantis in Sevilla, as Police Inspector/Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, and Angelotti/Tosca at the Opéra de Paris as well as at the Belgrade National Theater as Ramfis/Aida. Sava Vemić sang Sparafucile/Rigoletto at the Verbier festival in Switzerland and Ein Lakai/Ariadne auf Naxos at Aix en Provence festival, Gremin/Eugene Onegin in Hawaii Opera Theater in 2017/18. In the preceding season he made his debut at The Metropolitan Opera as High Priest in Verdi’s Nabucco conducted by James Levine and performed his first Gremin in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra). Earlier this season he sung Sparafucile in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Guatemalan National Theatre. In 2015/16 Sava Vemić appeared as Count Rodolfo in Bellini’s La Sonnambula in a production of the Met’s Opera Young Artist program at the Juilliard Theatre, NYC, as Ernesto in Donizetti’s Parisina d’Este with the Opera Orchestra of New York (OONY) and as bass soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass at Carnegie Hall. In the 2014/15 season he sung Sir Walter Raleigh in Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux with OONY making his debut at Carnegie Hall, Arcas in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulide at the Juilliard Theatre, Osmin in Mozart’s The Abduction from Seraglio with the International Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI) in Tel Aviv. His professional operatic debut as Sarastro in Mozart’s The magic flute at the Madlenianum Opera&Theatre in Belgrade dates back to 2013.

Sava Vemić, born 1987 in Belgrade, studied music and voice in his hometown and continued his studies as a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program (LYADP) under the mentorship of Maestro James Levine. Spending there three years he was studying with singers such as Renata Scotto, Dimitris Kavrakos, Bonaldo Giaiotti and Sherrill Milnes among many others. 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 is second prize winner at the 2017 Loren L. Zachary International Competition in Los Angeles and NYC and was the finalist of the 2017 International Belvedere competition. 

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 03 September to 26 November 2022
  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 12 October to 05 November 2022

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