David Bizic | baritone


David Bizic

La bohème


Serbian baritone David Bizic studied at the New Israeli Opera Young Artist Studio and won second prize at the prestigious 2007 Plácido Domingo Operalia Competition.

Recently, David returned to Toulon as Belcore (L’Elisir d’amore) and he sang Escamillo (Carmen) in Dijon and made his Italian debut in the same role at the Macareta Festival and he returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Marcello (La Bohème).

Next season, he will perform Marcello at the Irish National Opera and Germont in a production of Traviata in Toulon.

During the 2017-2018 season, he returned to the Metropolitan Opera where he debuted Sharpless, Madama Butterfly. He sang Eugene Onegin in Metz and Reims, Enrico, Lucia di Lammermoor in Toulon, Lescaut, Manon Lescaut at the Liceo in Barcelona and Escamillo, Carmen in Tel-Aviv.

As a member of the Paris Opera Studio, he took part in productions of Manon, Pelléas et Mélisande, Saint François d’Assise, Il Trovatore, Tristan und Isolde and From the House of the Dead. He was invited back as a guest to sing Masetto in Michael Haneke’s staging of Don Giovanni and several times as Leporello in the same production. Further invitations in Paris include Schaunard, La Bohème, Mathieu, Andrea Chénier and Guglielmo, Cosí fan tutte .

Praised for his interpretation of Mozartien characters, he has sung Figaro, Le Nozze di Figaro (Angers, Nantes, Strasbourg, Toulon, Monte-Carlo, Bordeaux, Geneva, Gent), Publio, La Clemenza di Tito (Avignon, Strasbourg, Montpellier), Masetto (Paris, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Madrid), Leporello (Toulouse, Rennes, Montpellier, Moscow, Berlin, Valencia, Paris Opera, Los Angeles, Chicago, Vienna State Opera), Don Giovanni (Maribor, Rouen) and Il Conte Almaviva, Le Nozze di Figaro (Saint-Etienne).

Elsewhere, he sang Albert, Werther and Schaunard, La Bohème (Covent Garden), Eugene Onegin (Limoges), Belcore, L'Elisir d'Amore, Escamillo, Carmen (Belgrade, Stockholm), The High Priest, Samson et Dalila, Créon from Oedipus Rex and The Chambellan, The Nightingale both by Stravinsky (Strasbourg), Marcello, La Bohème and Zurga, Les Pêcheurs de Perles (Bordeaux).

He made his debut in 2014 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York singing Albert in Werther alongside Jonas Kaufmann and Sophie Koch and reprised the role the following season as well as to sing Marcello (La Bohème).

His concert appearances include Fauré’s Requiem, Schubert’s A-flat Mass and Haydn’s Nelson Mass with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, La Vida Breve in a concert version with the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Orchestre de Montpellier and the Orchestre de Bordeaux, Fauré’s Requiem with the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris / Accentus Choir for the Saint Denis Festival conducted by Laurence Equilbey and Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem with the Serbian Radio TV Symphony Orchestra.

April 2020