Sanja Kerkez

Principal Opera Artist (female)

About Artist

She started studies on the Sarajevo Music Academy, and after only 6 months she had debut in the Sarajevo opera in the role of Musette in “La Boheme” (1988).

She continued studies in Belgrade in 1989. Upon graduation, National Theatre in Belgrade engages her for the role of Adele in “Die Fledermaus”, and after that in several roles in National Theatre such as roles of Rosina, Gilda, Violetta, Rosalinde, Lucia, Adina, etc.

She has close cooperation and practice with KMS Olivera Miljković.

She won numerous awards such as Annual award of the National Theatre in Belgrade for the roles of the Lucia di Lammermoor, Gilda, Violette, as well as Golden honor for the contribution to culture of the “Kulturno prosvetna zajednica Srbije”.

She has performed in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Denmark, Bosnia, Macedonia, Greece, Croatia, Norway, Japan, France and China...

She has appeared in opera and concert with conductors Simone Fermani, Niksa Bareza, Carlo Donadio, Alessandro d'Agostini, Alberto Garrido, Marco Berdondini, Johanes Harnait, Uros Lajovic, Djordje Pavlovic,Jacopo Sipari Di Pescasseroli etc.

She is Principal Singer of the National Theatre in Belgrade.

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Main Data

Soloist (SOPRANO)
Ensemble: Opera
Status: Principal Singer (resident)
Roles in current Repertoire of the National Theatre:

• Rosalinde (The Bat)
• Adina (The Elixir of Love)
• Micaela (Carmen)
• Donna Anna (Don Giovanni)
• Gilda (Rigoletto)
• Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor)
• Odabella (Atilla)
• Aida (Aida)
• Violetta Valéry, a courtesan (La traviata)
• Ellen, Muse, White Dove (The Melancholic Dreams of Count Sava Vladisavljević)
• Norma (Norma)
• Tosca (Tosca)
• Manon Lescaut (Manon Lescaut)
• Abigaille (Nabucco)
• Leonora (Il Trovatore)
• Princess Turandot (Turandot)