Željko Lučić
Baritone

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Born in Serbia, Zeljko Lucic won the International Francisco Viñas Competition in Barcelona in 1997. He then joined Frankfurt Opera, where he sang the great dramatic baritone roles (including Silvio in Pagliacci, Lescaut in Manon Lescaut, the Count of Luna in Il Trovatore, Germont in La Traviata, Ford in Falstaff, Belcore in L’Elisir d’amore, Marcello in La Bohème, Gérard in Andrea Chénier, the Count of Toulouse in Jérusalem, the Count of Nevers in Les Huguenots, Yeletsky in The Queen of Spades, and the title roles of Eugene Onegin, Simon Boccanegra and Gianni Schicchi). He has sung at the major international opera houses: Covent Garden, London (Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Germont, Carlo Gérard in Andrea Chénier), San Francisco Opera (Don Carlo in The Force of Destiny), Bavarian State Opera, Munich (Don Carlo, Macbeth, Miller in Luisa Miller), Bregenz Festival (Count of Luna), Aix-en-Provence Festival (Germont in La Traviata staged by Peter Mussbach in 2003), Metropolitan Opera, New York (Barnaba in La Gioconda, Macbeth, the Count of Luna, Michele in Il Tabarro), Vienna State Opera (Germont, Nabucco, Don Carlo), the Semperoper, Dresden (Rigoletto, Amonasro in Aida), Deutsche Oper, Berlin (Amonasro, Iago in Otello), the Teatro Real, Madrid (Rigoletto), La Scala, Milan (Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera), the Salzburg Festival (Macbeth and Nabucco under Riccardo Muti).

Creations at the Opera

  • Il Conte di Luna

    Il Trovatore - 2003

  • Rigoletto

    Rigoletto - 2012

Currently in

Career history

Studied with Dorotea Spasić in Belgrade[i1] Music Academy of Novi Sad with the mezzo-soprano Biserka Cvejic

Distinctions

Winner of the International Bečej Competition in 1995 Winner of the Barcelona Francesco Viñas Competition in 1997