Dragutin Matić

Opera soloist III

About Artist

As a child from opera singers family, during his studies at Faculty of Law, he showed great interest and huge talent for singing. 

He started to practice singing with famous baritone Slobodan Stankovic, after which he studied Academy of Art in class of Primadonna and professor emeritus Radmila Bakocevic. 

He continued his studies on prestigious Academy of Art in Würzburg, Germany, in class of professor Leandra Overmann and finished his studies in class of famous American soprano Sheril Studer.

In year 2012, he debuted in National Theatre in Belgrade in role of Conte di Luna in Verdi`s opera Il Trovatore, after which he established himself as one of most promising Verdi baritone and sang most of the great dramatic Verdi baritone roles like Renato in Un ballo in maschera, Don Carlo di Vargas in Forza del Destino, George Germont in La Traviata, Iago in Otello, and title roles in 
Nabucco, Rigoletto and Simone Boccanegra. 
He introduced himself to the audience also in title comic role of Rossini`s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, in role of Enrico in Donizetti`s opera Lucia di Lammermoor, and in verismo role of Carlo Gerard in Giordani`s opera Andrea Chenier.

He made significant cooperation with Serbian National Theater in Novi Sad. With Simphony Orchestra and Choir of RTS he added to his repertoire Carmina Burana and A German Requiem.

Soon after he confirmed himself as exquisite interpretator in Serbia, his International career followed. He sang role of Carlo Gerard from opera Andrea Chenier in a famous Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania and role of Iago from Verdi`s Otello in Catanzaro, Italy and in National theatre in Ostrava, Czech Republic. In Romanian National Theatre in Timisoara he sang Nabucco, Rigoletto and Il Trovatore. In Polish National Theatre in Wroclaw, he sang Il Trovatore. In Albanian National Theatre in Tirana he sang George Germont in La Traviata. In National Theatre in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina he sang Rigoletto. This summer he is scheduled to sing role of 
Conte di Luna from Verdi`s Il Trovatore at famous music festival in Medulin, Croatia. In the near future he will debut as Tonio in Leoncavallo’s Il pagliacci and Rodrigo in Verdi`s Don Carlos.

Website: http://www.dragutinmatic.com/

Main Data

Ensemble: Opera
Status: resident
Roles in current Repertoire of the National Theatre:
• Count di Luna - Il trovatore
• Renato, Riccardo’s secretary - Un ballo in maschera
• Nabucco, King of Babylon - Nabucco
• Figaro, the Barber - Il barbiere di Siviglia
• Dr. Falke, notary - Die Fledermaus
• Rigoletto - Rigoletto
• Iago (Otello)
• Don Carlo de Vargas (The Force of Destiny)
• Giorgio Germont (Traviata)
• Carlo Gérard (Andrea Chénier)
• Lord Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor)