Sanja Kerkez

Principal Opera Artist (female)

About Artist

She was born in the town of Tuzla, former Yugoslavia. She finished her primary and secondary education in Tuzla and, later on, she enrolled in Music Academy in Sarajevo in the class of Professor Blanka Kurpijel. During her two years of study in Sarajevo, she becomes a member of Opera in Sarajevo. Thereafter, she moves to Belgrade, where she graduates from Music Academy in the class of Professor Biserka Cvejić. She wins numerous awards in federal singing contests during her studies. She receives a scholarship from German Government and spends a month in Bayreuth, Germany, attending a seminar organized within Wagner Festival. After graduation, she is engaged to sing a role in Mozart’s The Impresario in Belgrade Opera. Subsequently, she is engaged to sing numerous roles: Adele in The Bat, Rosina in The Barber of Seville, etc. She won two annual awards of the National Theatre for her artistic achievements.
Since 2002, Sanja has established a close cooperation with Mrs. Olivera Miljković.
She has performed in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Greece, Croatia, Norway, Japan and France.
There are numerous roles in her repertoire. The most significant ones are the following:
G. Verdi
Rigoletto – Gilda
Traviata – Violetta
G. Rossini
The Barber of Seville - Rosina
Stabat mater
G. Puccini
La Boheme - Mimi
G. Donizetti
Lucia di Lammermoor - Lucia
Anna Bolena - Anna
The Elixir of Love - Adina
G. Bizet
Carmen - Micaela
W. A. Mozart
Don Giovanni – Donna Anna
Requiem - Krőnungsmesse
The Magic Flute - Pamina
L. V. Beethoven
Symphony Nr. 9
J. Strauss
The Bat - Adele, Rosalinde

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)