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Dušica Bijelić

Soprano

Biography

Dušica Bijelić in action.
Dušica Bijelić in Così fan tutte in the Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance, The Royal Opera © ROH/Clive Barda, 2014

Serbian soprano Dušica Bijelić was a member of The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists Programme 2012–14, during which time her roles included Lady-in-Waiting (Robert le diable), Anna (Nabucco), Tebaldo (Don Carlo), Yvette (La rondine), First Esquire (Parsifal), Guardian of the Threshold (Die Frau ohne Schatten), Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro) and Despina (Così fan tutte Act I, JPYAP summer performance). She also sang Bastienne (Bastien und Bastienne) and Berio's Folk Songs in Meet the Young Artists Week, and for The Royal Ballet sang in the Company's gala performances in Brazil and in Requiem.

Bijelić studied piano and singing from the age of eight. 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 in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH/Mark Douet, 2014

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

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

Rachel Kelly as Dorabella, Michel de Souza as Guglielmo, Dušica Bijelić as Despina, Ashley Riches as Don Alfonso, David Butt Philip as Ferrando and Kiandra Howarth as Fiordiligi in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2014

Michel de Souza as Guglielmo, Dušica Bijelić as Despina and David Butt Philip as Ferrando in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2014

Dušica Bijelić as Despina, Ashley Riches as Don Alfonso, Michel de Souza as Guglielmo and David Butt Philip as Ferrando in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2014

Ashley Riches as Don Alfonso and Dušica Bijelić as Despina in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2014

Dušica Bijelić in Così fan tutte in the Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance, The Royal Opera © ROH/Clive Barda, 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