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Renata Pokupić



Renata Pokupić in action.
Renata Pokupic in Le nozze di Figaro © ROH/Mark Douet, 2013

In the 2013/14 Season Croatian mezzo-soprano Renata Pokupic sings Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) and Siébel (Faust) for The Royal Opera. She made her Royal Opera debut in 2010 as Irene (Tamerlano).

Pokupic was born in Virovitica and studied at the Music Academy of Zagreb. Shortly after graduating she won two first prizes at the Antonin Dvorák International Voice Competition and reached the finals of the Salzburg International Mozart Competition. She made her operatic debut in 2003 at the Théâtre du Châtelet, singing Anna (Les Troyens) in performances conducted by John Eliot Gardiner and recorded for DVD by the BBC. She sings regularly with Gardiner in concert with his English Baroque Soloists and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Other conductors she frequently collaborates with are Kazushi Ono, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Fabio Biondi, Paul McCreesh, and Emmauelle Haïm. Notable recent operatic performances have included the title role in Cavalli’s Eliogabalo with Grange Park Opera, Sesto (La clemenza di Tito) with Chicago Opera Theater, Dorabella (Così fan tutte) with Washington National Opera and the title role in Cendrillon at Lille.

Pokupic has a partnership with Roger Vignoles, appearing in concert with him in the Wigmore Hall and the Frick Collection, New York, among other venues. She is devoted to promoting the works of Croatian composers, including Božidar Kunc and Václav Tomášek.