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Ilija Visnjic

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Ilija Višnjić is a scenographer, production designer, costume designer and an accomplished prop maker. Graduated in Textile design from Faculty of Applied Arts, at Belgrade University in 2009.

Opera, theatre and movies are his main field of work, but also music videos and commercial events.

So far he has designed sets at Opera and Theatre Madlenianum for the “Magic Flute” (2013), collaborated with Operosa Festival as a set and costume designer on “Lo Speziale” (2015) and music performance “Ovo nije opera” (“This is not an opera”) (2016), as well as an assistant of the famous costume and set designer Domenico Franchi on "La Cenerentola" (2016). He also worked at Zvezdara Teatar on set and costumes for Martin McDonagh's black comedy “A Behanding in Spokane” (2016).

In 2017 he had a sucessful debut as a director for “La Serva Padrona “ by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi for Operosa Academy.

He was the production designer in two featured movies “VIR” (2013) and “Open cage” (2015) and many short movies, designed the set for the "Balkan Tube Fest" (2016) (festival dedicated to fans of YOUTUBE culture) at Sava Centar, and was hired as a scenographer for a number of various music videos with renowned Serbian musicians.

In addition to that he worked for several corporations as an illustrator owing to his experience in classical and digital painting, and as a resident teacher in Art i Media high school for 3 years (2011-2013).

As of 2017 he is working for Operosa as the Creative coordinator.

Currently, he is working on costume design for the opera “Iolanta” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, production by Operosa festival, and scenography for "Balkan Tube Fest" 2017.

He is a member of the "Cultural Element" organization, which aims at the presentation and promotion of culture and cultural awareness in the country.