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Dušica Bijelić

Jette Parker Young Artist

Biography

Dušica Bijelić in action.
Dušica Bijelić in Don Carlo, © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2013

Serbian soprano Dušica Bijelić joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2012. She made her Royal Opera debut in December the same year as Lady-in-Waiting (Robert le diable), followed by Anna (Nabucco), Tebaldo (Don Carlo) and Yvette (La rondine). She sang Bastienne (Bastien und Bastienne) in Meet the Young Artists Week 2012 and took part in the Royal Ballet gala performances in Brazil.

Bijelić studied piano and singing from the age of 8. She began hosting a children’s programme on Serbian national TV at the age of 12, and subsequently studied singing at the University of Fine Arts in Belgrade. She continued her studies at Vienna University of Music, the Vienna Conservatory Opera Studio, Bard College Conservatory and the Opera Studio of Santa Cecilia in Rome. She has also received full scholarships to attend the Daniel Ferro Vocal Programme in Tuscany for five summers.

Alongside operatic roles at Teatro Real, Madrid, and the Wildbad Rossini Festival, Bijelić has performed widely in concert and recitals in Europe, the United States and Japan. Her awards include winning the Career Bridges Competition in New York, the Audience Prize at the Wildbad Rossini Festival and First Prize in the Nikola Cvejic International Singing Competition in Serbia.

Videos

News and features

2013/14 Review: Reflecting on a Season of highlights and artistic dreams realized for Jette Parker Young Artists

2013/14 Review: Reflecting on a Season of highlights and artistic dreams realized for Jette Parker Young Artists

19 July 2014

Opera’s next stars will take to the stage on Sunday 20 July for annual JPYA Summer performance.

Young Artist Profile: Dušica Bijelić

Young Artist Profile: Dušica Bijelić

6 May 2014

The Serbian soprano on using her imagination to round-off characters and moving into opera after presenting children's TV.

Spring/Summer 2013/14 lunchtime recitals

Spring/Summer 2013/14 lunchtime recitals

1 April 2014

See the future stars of opera for free at the Royal Opera House.

JPYA Summer Performance 2012/13 showcases opera stars of the future

JPYA Summer Performance 2012/13 showcases opera stars of the future

24 June 2013

Jette Parker Young Artists to perform special selection of staged opera scenes.

Royal Opera House heads to Brazil

Royal Opera House heads to Brazil

12 February 2013

Artists from Royal Ballet and Royal Opera to perform at Rio’s Theatro Municipal.

Photos

Dušica Bijelić as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Dušica Bijelić in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH/Mark Douet, 2014

Dušica Bijelić in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH/Mark Douet, 2014

Camilla Tilling as Susanna, Dušica Bijelić as Barbarina and Artists of the Royal Opera in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

David Butt Philip as Prunier, Dušica Bijelić as Lisette, Susana Gaspar as Magda and Pablo Bemsch as Ruggero in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2013

David Butt Philip as Prunier, Dušica Bijelić as Lisette, Susana Gaspar as Magda and Pablo Bemsch as Ruggero in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2013

Dušica Bijelic as Pamina, Pablo Bemch as Monostatos and Michel de Souza as Papageno in the Jette Parker Young Artist Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2013

Ashley Riches as Onegin and Dušica Bijelić as Tatyana in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2013

Dušica Bijelić performing Berio's Folk Songs

Dušica Bijelić performing Berio's Folk Songs

Hanna Hipp as Olga, Ashley Riches as Onegin and Dušica Bijelić as Tatyana in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2013

Dušica Bijelić performs Berio's Folk Songs, Meet the Young Artists Week, The Royal Opera ©Catherine Ashmore, 2013

Hanna Hipp as Bianca, Dušica Bijelic as Yvette, Angela Gheorghiu as Magda de Civry and Justina Gringyte as Suzy in La rondine © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2013

Dušica Bijelić as Anna in Nabucco © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2013

Dušica Bijelić in Don Carlo, © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2013

Dušica Bijelic © ROH 2012