Leon Kosavic

Baritone

Biography

The young Croatian baritone Leon Kosavic began his vocal training at the age of 12. He completed his master's degree at the Music Academy in Zagreb in the singing class of Giorgio Surian. He is a member of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel program under the direction of José van Dam.

In 2011 he began his musical career as Papageno at the Croatian National Opera, where he sang Masetto and Moralès and Malatesta in the following years.

In 2015 he made his debut at the Finnish National Opera as Malatesta (Don Pasquale). In the same year, Kosavic won the Croatian Theatre Prize for "outstanding performances by young artists under 30" for his sensational performance of Don Giovanni.

This was followed by important prizes for young singers at the Emmerich Smola Förderpreis, the Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition and the Stanislaw Moniuszko Competition.

Since then he has appeared at numerous European opera houses such as the Royal Opera House London (Ping in Turandot), Stuttgart State Opera (Don Giovanni), Liège (Figaro in Nozze di Figaro), Antwerp (La Juive), Lausanne (Masetto in Don Giovanni) and Strasbourg (Figaro in Barbiere di Siviglia).

An intensive concert activity with the conductor Nathalie Stutzmann also took him to the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Liverpool, Sao Paolo, Bergen, Paris and London.

He has already given concerts with the European Union Youth Symphony in the Konzerhaus Berlin and at the Grafenegg Festival and in Bolzano.

 

Projects in this current season include Masetto at the Royal Opera House London, a new production of „Der Schmied von Gent“ in Antwerp and concerts with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and the Liverpool and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestras.

Repertoire Opera

  • Composer Work Role
  • Bellini I Puritani Riccardo *
  • Bizet Carmen Moralés
  • Donizetti Don Pasquale Malatesta
  • Donizetti Maria Stuarda Lord Guglielmo Cecil *
  • Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor Lord Enrico Ashton *
  • Donizetti Roberto Devereux Duke of Nottingham *
  • Donizetti Poliuto Severo
  • Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice Orfeo
  • Mozart Die Zauberflöte Papageno
  • Mozart Don Giovanni Don Giovanni, Leporello, Masetto
  • Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro Figaro, Conte Almaviva
  • Mozart Cosi fan Tutte Guglielmo *
  • Puccini La Bohème Marcello
  • Rossini La cambiale di Matrimonio Norton
  • Rossini La Cenerentola Dandini *
  • Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia Figaro
  • Rossini Il Viaggio a Reims Antonio
  • Stravinsky Le Rossignol L'Empereur
* in preparation

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Press

  • Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Opéra National du Rhin, September 2018

    Le matérieu vocale est superbe, riche et séduisant, d'une impeccable projection.

    ResMusica, Sept. 18, 2018

    Mit seiner voluminösen Stimme erobert es die Bühne im Nu. Dazu ist er stimmlich äusserst flink und feurig, sein "Largo al factotum" zieht er wie ein Spinnennetz durch die Halle der Villa.

    Basler Zeitung, Sept. 20, 2018

    Le baryton Leon Kosavic est très à l'aise dans le rôle de Figaro, comme chanteur et acteur.

    L'Alsace, Sept. 21, 2018

    Après son formidable Figaro mozartien à Liège au printemps dernier, Leon Kosavic effectue ses debuts en France avec brio et se montre l'un des meilleurs acteurs chantants qui soit. Son timbre superbe au grain serré et rare fait le reste.

    ODB-Opéra, Sept. 22, 2018

    Véritable révélation dans Les Noces de Figaro (rôle-titre) en avril dernier à Liège, le baryton croate Leon Kosavic renouvelle notre enthousiasme dans le rôle de Figaro, et séduit par son engagement physique, son incarnation vive et délurée de bad boy balafré, et, bien sûr, par la qualité de son chant.

    Opera Online, Sept. 27, 2018

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