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Stevan Karanac

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Stevan Karanac

Singer/Tenor

Current position:
Guest soloist in National Theatre in Belgrade,
Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad,
National Theatre in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina,
Substitute position - a professor in music school "Dr. Miloje Milojevic" in Kragujevac, Serbia.

EDUCATION
2014 – 2019
FACULTY OF MUSIC ART, BELGRADE, SERBIA CLASS OF PROFESSOR NIKOLA MIJAILOVIĆ
2018-2019 Master's degree
mark on the final exam -10/10
2014-2018 Bachelor's degree
the average grade in the main course - 9,75/10

2014 – 2019
MUSIC SCHOOL “DR MILOJE MILOJEVIĆ”, IN KRAGUJEVAC, KLASS PROF. SOFIJA LIDIJA JEVREMOVIĆ
2011-2014 High music school, accelerated education by Individual Educational Plan
2009-2011 Lower music school

2014 – 2019
SECOND TECHNICAL SCHOOL IN KRAGUJEVAC
2001-2005 Mechanical technician


LANGUAGES
Serbian – native
English – C1
Italian – B1
*for the purposes of performing the use and basic knowledge of:
French, German, Russian and Spanish


IMPROVEMENT
2016 – 2018 - Opera studio “Borislav Popović”,National theatre in Belgrade

MASTERCLASSES
International opera center Zoran Todorović, (Germany, Serbia), Belgrade, Jan. 2020
Cantofest 2019, Setubal, Portugal
Oper-Oder Spree 2018, Beeskow, Germany
Rossi fest 2018, Olga Makarina (MET, NewYork), National Theatre in Belgrade
David Gowland, (Royal opera house, Covent Garden, London, UK), National Theatre in Belgrade
Così fan tutte, dr Berislav Jerković, Osijek, Croatia, 2017
Vladimir Redkin, (Russia),
Russian House in Belgrade, 2016
Hyun-Sook Lee, (South Korea),
National Theatre in Belgrade, 2016
Jasmina Trumbetaš Petrović, Belgrade, 2016
This is not an opera, by Vladimir Nićiforović, European Opera Days, Montenegro, 2016
Jennifer Larmore (SAD), Belgrade, 2016
Clemenza di Tito, director Morten Rosen, (Denmark), Operosa Orchestra, EOD, 2015
Mozart, Katherine Haataja (Finland), Beograd, 2015
Jennifer Larmore (SAD), Belgrade, 2015
Clemenza di Tito, director Morten Rosen (Denmark), European Opera Days, 2014
Belcanto, Darina Takova (Bulgaria), Belgrade, 2014
IV Baroque academy, Predrag Gosta i Marijana Mijanović, (Serbia/SAD) , Belgrade, 2014
Đorđe Nešić (Srbija/SAD), National Theatre in Belgrade, 2014
David Bižić (Metropolitan Opera NY), music school “Kosta Manojlović”, Belgrade, 2014

AWARDS
IOC Zoran Todorović, 2020 - scholarship
Södertälje, Serbian Association, Sweden, 2019-scholarship
Oper-Oder Spree, Beeskow, Germany, 2018
Scholarship
Publikumspreis der Stadt Beeskow - audience award of Beeskow city for best performance of german lied
Grand Prix - award by artistic leadership for the best candidate on a masterclass
*both awards are given to one candidate for the first time after 27 years

Lav Mirski, international singing competition, Osijek, Croatia, 2018
I prize in the 5th category,
Special Award of the Lions Club Mursa,
Competition Laureate,
Special Award from the Croatian National Theater in Osijek and the intendant Božidar Šnajder

Rossi fest 2018, National Theatre – scholarship

Lazar Jovanović, 15th International Solo Singer Competition, 2018, Belgrade, Serbia
Competition Laureate,
Special Award - a concert with orchestra,m
I prize, opera category,
I prize, category opera ensembles, duet,
I prize, category opera ensembles, quartet

David Gowland, (ROH, London, United Kingdom), National Theater in Belgrade, 2017 - scholarship

Faculty of Music in Belgrade, the Jelena Mihailovic Fund - Best student in the academic year 2016/17

Republic Competition of Music Schools, Belgrade, 2013
I prize

Elena Nikolai, Panagyurishte, Bulgraria, 2013
Finalist

Nikola Cvejić, international competition, Ruma
II prize - 16th competition, 2013
III prize - 15th competition, 2012

Mita Topalović, opera singers competition, Pančevo
I prize - 2012
Competition Laureate - 2012
I prize - 2011

Srpska solo pesma, Mladenovac
I prize - second competition, 2012
I prize - the first competition, 2011

Festival of art song, Arandjelovac, 2010
I prize

CONCERTS

SOLO CONCERTS
May Concert Ceremonies, Kragujevac, 2012
Répétiteur Dušan Toroman

4 temperaments, Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment
Belgrade, 2018
Maestro Radan Jovanović
Belgrade Symphony Orchestra
The premiere performance of Miloje Milojevic's songs, arranged by Stevan Karanac for orchestra and voice, the project "Before the majesty of nature and art", in honor of the Kragujevac home school

FMU i Gvarnerijus nagrađuju, Belgrade 2019
Opening Ceremony of the 8th Season of the Faculty's Award-winning Students concerts Cycle
Répétiteur Milica Ilić


CONCERT REPERTOIRE
MASSES, CANTATAS, ORATORIOS

J.H.Rolle - Siehe, Finsternis bedecket das Erdre ich, Berlin, Germany, *January 2020
Maestro Alex Ilenko

L. van Beethoven - 9.simfonie, Belgrade, 2019
Maestro Bojan Suđić

Carl Orff - Carmina burana, Germany, 2018/19
Maestro Sven Gnass
Maestro Christoph Hagel

J.S.Bach - Magnificat, Novi Sad, Belgrade, 2017
Maestro Stefan Zekić

D.Buxtehude - Membra Jesu nostri, Beograd, 2015
Maestro Predrag Gosta

G.F.Händel - Dixit Dominus, Kragujevac, Čačak, Belgrade - Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, 2014
Maestro Nemanja Mitrašević


CONCERT ACTIVITIES
spanning over four hundred appearances, selections:

Soloist with choirs Instrumentarium, Kir Stefan Srbin & Academic Chamber Choir Liceum from Kragujevac at concerts in Serbia and the region

Soloist - choir Ars Vocalis, SANU Gallery; Vračar hall

National Theater Museum, regular promoter of the National Theater at concerts of tourist visits

Evening of opera arias with Sanja Kosanić, 2018,2019

Youkali classical trio, founder, with the aim of popularizing opera art:
Christmas Village, St. Sava Temple
Cheerful melodies, National Theater Museum
Opera night, Little bay, weekly concerts
Opera in Ciglana, Belgrade
Under the clear sky Concert, Sanja Gallery, Belgrade Francophonie, UK Vuk, Belgrade
The world belongs to the brave, UK Parobrod, Belgrade
8th March concert, Štab Gallery, Belgrade
Australia Days, Villa Jelena, Belgrade

National Theater Opera Studio, attendee and guest concerts and art nights
Gala concert, Maestro Stefan Zekic
Mozart party, two concert shows, etc.m

From the opera treasury, concerts of FMU opera studio, artistic management prof. Dragana Radakovic
Student concerts of the department of Faculty - Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment | Belgrade Philharmonic Hall

Boljšoj festival, Drvengrad, Mokra Gora, 2016, 2017

The evening of opera arias & The future of opera - with the ensemble of "Stanislav Binicki" , Maestro Drasko Jankovic

Evenings of Russian classic romance and duet
SANU Gallery | Student Cultural Center, Belgrade
Guarnerius, Fine Arts Center
Russian House in Belgrade

Suoni nell’aria, independent concert of students

Opera ultima, Christmas Village, St. Sava Temple

Love and wine with Milica Lalošević, Museum NT, BG

Gala concert of soloists of opera of the National Theater in Belgrade, Day of the city of Pancevo

Kavkaski orah, ceremonial academy marking the 73 years since the liberation of Belgrade in World War II
Recital - Italian art songs and arias, Italian Cultural Center Belgrade, piano collaboration Milica Ilic

Gala concert with Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra in Romania, Maestro Radu Popa, Severin, 2019

Kulturni element, soloist in numerous projects:
Quod fatum - concert dedicated to Tchaikovsky,
Composer portraits, a series of concert performances
Amadeus - about Mozart
Music vaults of Belgrade - concerts and performances

Three tenors, Maestro Fedor Vrtačnik

Competition Opening Concerts
Recording for radio and TV shows, guest appearances

OPERA

Opernfestspiele Schloss Glatt, Germany- premiere
Georges Bizet “Carmen”,
role of Don José
Maestro Sven Gnass
Director Lars Franke - July 2019

Croatian National Theater in Osijek, Croatia
W. A. Mozart “Die Zauberflote”,
role of Tamino
Maestro Balasz Kocsar
concert performance - April 2019

National Theater in Sarajevo, BiH - premiere
Giacomo Puccini “La bohème”,
role of Rodolfo
Maestro Dario Vučić
Director Ivan Leo Lemo - from March 2019

Madlenianum Opera and Theater, Belgrade
Soloist in opera adaptations, from January 2019

Gaetano Donizetti “L’elisir d’amore”,
role of Nemorino

W. A. Mozart “Die Zauberflote”,
role of Tamino

Serbian National Theater in Novi Sad
Soloist of the first fach (guest) from the 2018/19 season:

Charles Gounod “Faust”,
role of Faust
Maestro Andrea Solinas
Maestro Aleksandar Kojić
Director Aleksandar Nikolić

Giuseppe Verdi “Rigoletto”,
role of Il Duca di Mantova
Maestro Andrea Solinas
Maestro Mikica Jevtić
Director Aleksandar Nikolić

Giacomo Puccini “La bohème”,
role of Rodolfo
Maestro Andrea Solinas Maestro Aleksandar Kojić
Director Caterina Panti Liberovici

GIPAC, Boston, in Beolgrade - premiere
W.A. Mozart “Don Giovanni”,
role of Don Ottavio
Maestro Gregory Buchalter, MET Opera, USA
Maestro Saša Spasić
Director Aleksandar Nikolić
July 2018

Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, Germany
W.A.Mozart “Così fan tutte”,
role of Ferrando
Maestro Ivo Hentschel
July 2018

HNK in Zagreb, Croatia - premiere
W.A.Mozart “Così fan tutte”,
role of Ferrando
Maestro Tomislav Fačini
Director Dora Ruždjak Podolski
May 2018

Croatian Theater in Pécs, Hungary - premiere
Giacomo Puccini “Gianni Schicchi”,
role of Rinuccio
Directing and artistic leadership dr Berislav Jerković
Répétiteur Ante Blažević
May 2018

Jenej Art, Belgrade, adaptation
Gioachino Rossini “Il barbiere di Siviglia”,
role of Il Conte d'Almaviva, serbian
Reditelj Aleksandar Nikolić
Répétiteur Nada Matijević
December 2017

Madlenianum Opera and Theater - premiere
W.A. Mozart “Don Giovanni”,
role of Don Ottavio
Maestro Marco Boemi
Director Alberto Triola
from November 2017

Pfefferberg Theater, Berlin, Germany- premiere
W.A. Mozart “Don Giovanni”,
role of Don Ottavio
Maestro David Peter Wishart
Director Kelsey Boesche
October 2017

National Theater in Belgrade
soloist of the first fach (guest) from season 2016/2017

Giuseppe Verdi “La traviata”,
role of Alfredo Germont
Maestro Đorđe Pavlović
Director Borislav Popović / Ivana Dragutinović Maričić

Gaetano Donizetti “Lucia di Lammermoor”, cover,
role of Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood
Maestra Zorica Mitev-Vojnović

W.A. Mozart “Don Giovanni”,
role of Don Ottavio
Maestro Marco Boemi
Maestra Ana Zorana Brajović
Director Alberto Triola

Gaetano Donizetti “Don Pasquale”,
role of Ernesto
Maestra Zorica Mitev-Vojnović
Director Saša Gabrić

W.A. Mozart “Čarobna frula”,
role of Tamino, serbian
Maestro Stefan Zekić
Director Ivana Dragutinović Maričić

W.A. Mozart “Bastijen i Bastijena”,
role of Bastijen, serbian
Maestro Stefan Zekić
Director Ana Grigorović

Johann Strauss II “Slepi miš”,
role of Dr.Blind, serbian
Maestro Stefan Zekić
Director Plamen Kartalov

Theater house Mitte, TBOG, Berlin, Nemačka
Giuseppe Verdi “Rigoletto”,
role of Il Duca di Mantova
Répétiteur Giannis Giannopoulos
October 2017

Operosa productions

Joseph Haydn “Lo speziale”,
role of Mengone
Maestra Natalija Mićić
Director Tadija Miletić
December 2015, Beograd

W.A.Mozart “Così fan tutte”,
role of Ferrando, cover
Maestro Eraldo Salmieri
Director Martin Lloyd-Evans
August 2015, Herceg Novi, Crna Gora

Charles Gounod “Roméo et Juliette”,
role of Tybalt
Maestro Eraldo Salmieri
Director Martin Lloyd-Evans
September 2014, Herceg Novi, Crna Gora

Operosa Studio
staged opera scenes, short version
W.A.Mozart “La Clemenza di Tito”,
role of Tito
Maestra Natalija Mićić
Director Morten K. Roesen
February/March 2015, Beograd

National Theater in Belgrade
soloist (guest) since the season 2014/2015

Giuseppe Verdi “Nabucco”,
role of Abdallo
Maestro Đorđe Pavlović
Director Ognjen Draganov

Giuseppe Verdi “Don Carlos”,
role of Il Conte di Lerma
Maestro Đorđe Pavlović
Director Mladen Sabljić / Ivana Drgutinović Maričić

Giuseppe Verdi “Attila”,
role of Uldino
Maestro Dejan Savić
Director Dejan Miladinović

Giuseppe Verdi “La traviata”,
role of Giuseppe
Maestro Đorđe Pavlović
Director Borislav Popović / Ivana Dragutinović Maričić

Giuseppe Verdi “La traviata”,
role of Un commissionario
Maestra Zorica Mitev-Vojnović
Director Borislav Popović / Ivana Dragutinović Maričić

Giuseppe Verdi “Un ballo in maschera”,
role of Un Servo d'Amelia
Maestro Dejan Savić
Director Božidar Đurović

Giuseppe Verdi “La forza del destino”,
role of Mastro Trabuco
Maestro Dejan Savić
Director Alberto Paloša

Gaetano Donizetti “Lucia di Lammermoor”,
role of Normano
Maestra Zorica Mitev-Vojnović
Director John Ramster

Giacomo Puccini “Gianni Schicchi”,
role of Gherardino
Maestro Đorđe Stanković
Director Ana Grigorović

Giacomo Puccini “Il tabarro”,
role of Un venditore di canzonette
Maestra Zorica Mitev-Vojnović
Director Dejan Miladinović

Giacomo Puccini “Il tabaro”,
role of Tenore di Due amanti
Maestra Zorica Mitev-Vojnović
Director Dejan Miladinović

Francesco Cilea “Adriana Lecouvreur”,
role of Poisson
Maestro Đorđe Pavlović
Director Radoslav Zlatan Dorić / Aleksandar Nikolić


National Theater in Belgrade
engagement in the Opera Choir in the season 2014/2015

Giuseppe Verdi “Nabucco”
Maestro Đorđe Pavlović
Director Ognjen Draganov

Giuseppe Verdi “Il trovatore”
Maestro Dejan Savić
Director Ivana Dragutinović Maričić

Gaetano Donizetti “L’elisir d’amore”
Maestro Dejan Savić
Director Plamen Kartalov

Svetislav Božić “The melancholic dreams of Count Sava Vladisavljevic”
Maestro Đorđe Pavlović
Director Aleksandar Nikolić

Chamber stage - Great Hall of the First High School in Kragujevac
P. I. Tchaikovsky “Eugene Onegin”,
role of Vladimir Lenski
Accompaniment - Milica Tanasković & Dušan Toroman
opera adaptation, artistic direction, and directed by prof. Sofia Lidija Jevremovic