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Neven Crnić*

Bass Neven Crnić was born in Prijedor in Bosnia and Hercegovina in 1994 and won prizes in several national competitions before beginning his studies with Tom Sol at the Graz University of the Arts in 2013. As part of his University course, he took part in a number of productions, notably as Aeolus (King Arthur), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), the Speaker (Die Zauberflöte), Count Lüdenstein in Schubert’s Die Verschworenen, Cascada (Die lustige Witwe), Malatesta (Don Pasquale) and Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore). In April 2016 he made his debut at the Graz Opera as Archon in Martinů’s The Greek Passion, later returning as Pâris (Roméo et Juliette) and the Receiver (Peer Gynt). Since 2017/18 he has been a member of the Opera Studio of the Graz Opera, where he has sung Schaunard (La bohème), the Company Commander (Eugene Onegin) and Baron Trombonok (Il viaggio a Reims). During the 2018/19 season he will be heard in Graz as Silvio (Pagliacci), Fiorello and an Officer (Il barbiere di Siviglia), the First Nazarene (Salome), Stani in Joseph Beer’s Polnische Hochzeit and Sherasmin (Oberon). He will also sing the bass soloist in a choreographed version of Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten.

Neven Crnić’s concert repertoire includes not only Masses by Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and Rossini but also Handel’s Messiah (both the original and Mozart’s arrangement) and Theodora, Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten, Die Schöpfung and Stabat mater, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, St John Passion and St Matthew Passion, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Rossini’s Stabat mater and Fauré’s Requiem.

As a song recitalist, he has performed Schubert’s Winterreise, Ravel’s Don Quichotte à Dulcinée, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and other songs by Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Mahler, Ravel and Poulenc.

As a participant in the 2018 Salzburg Festival Young Singers Project Neven Crnić is singing the Cappadocian in Salome.

Current as of July 2018

Neven Crnić*, ©  Salzburger Festspiele / Doris Wild

Neven Crnić*, © Salzburger Festspiele / Doris Wild


Neven Crnić*