Status: part time employment
Roles in current Repertoire of the National Theatre:
• UN BALLO IN MASCHERA - Renato, Riccardo’s secretary
• ATILLA - Ezio, a Roman General
• EUGENE ONEGIN - Eugene Onegin
• CARMEN - Escamillo, Toreador
• ADRIENNE LECOUVREUR - Michonnet
• LA BOHEME - Marcello, a painter
• L'ELISIR D'AMORE - Belcore, a sergeant
• LUCIA DI LAMERMOOR - Enrico
• IN HOC SIGNO... - The Emperor Constantine
• THE MELANCHOLIC DREAMS OF COUNT SAVA VLADISAVLJEVIĆ - Nikola Tesla
• LA TRAVIATA - Giorgio Germont
Marko Kalajanović, baritone, completed his graduate and postgraduate studies of music – including acting and stage movement – in the class of Professor Emerita Radmila Bakočević at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade.
In 2007 and 2008 he was awarded a scholarship by the CEE Musiktheater Foundation in Vienna. He was recognized for his artistic potential by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Serbia, and awarded the National Prize for the most successful young talent in 2008. Along with numerous awards in Serbia, he also won a Prize in the opera singing competition ‘Ondina Otta’ in Maribor, Slovenia.
He worked with distinguished opera singers, conductors and teachers, such as Paolo de Napoli, Živan Saramandić, Ljubodrag Begović, Dejan Savić, Enza Ferrari, Marko Letonja, Pietro Rizzo, David Crechenzi, Francesco Rosa, David T. Heusel, Benjamin Pioneer, Marco Boemi, Simon Robinson, Bruno Nicoli, Gianni Fabrini, and many others.
Marko’s Opera Roles include Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni, W.A. Mozart), at the National Theatre in Sarajevo; Onegin (Eugene Onegin, P.I. Tchaikovsky), at the National Theatre in Sarajevo and at the National Theatre in Belgrade; Renato (Un ballo in maschera, G. Verdi), at the National Theatre in Belgrade and National Theatre in Sarajevo; Ezio (Attila, G. Verdi), at the National Theatre in Belgrade; Germont (La Traviata, G.Verdi), at the National Theater in Sarajevo; Michonet (Adriana Lecouvreur, F.Cilea), at the National Theatre in Belgrade; Marcello (La Boheme, G. Puccini), at the National Theatre in Belgrade, at the Slovene National Theatre in Maribor and Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb; Enrico (Lucia di Lamermoor, G. Donizetti) at the National Theatre in Belgrade; Belcore (L’elisir d’amore, G. Donizetti) at the National Theatre in Belgrade, the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb and Slovene National Theatre in Maribor; Escamillo (Carmen, G.Bizet), at the Belgrade National Theatre, at the Slovene National Theatre in Maribor and at the National Theatre in Sarajevo; Malatesta (Don Pasquale, G. Donizetti) at the National Theatre in Sarajevo; Biscroma (Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali – Viva la mamma, G. Donizetti) at the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad; Costantino il Grande (In hoc Signo, M. Frisina), at the National Theatre in Belgrade; Sima (Ero the Joker, J. Gotovac), at the National Theatre in Sarajevo; Nikola Tesla (Melanholični snovi grofa Save Vladislavića, S. Božić), at the National Theatre in Belgrade; Jež (Ježeva kuća, Z. Vauda), at the National Theatre in Sarajevo; and Babo Alibeg (Alma, J. Osmanagić) at the National Theatre in Sarajevo.
He was especially acclaimed for his performance in the role of Paul in Philip Glass’s opera Les enfants terribles, during its premiere in Belgrade. Critics and audience found his voice, artistic talent, charisma and passion remarkable.
In July 2012 Marko sang role of Belcore in Donizetti’s opera L’elisir d’amore at the festival ‘Opera in Piazza Giuseppe Di Stefano’ in Oderzo, Italy.
He has extensive experience in performing orthodox sacral music, and performed numerous recitals of classical music. He also sang at gala concerts and special events.
He is the recipient of the Annual award of the Association of Musical Artists of Serbia, as the best young artist in 2011.
Marko Kalajanović is Principal Opera Artist of the National Theatre in Sarajevo and Soloist of the National Theatre in Belgrade.
Web Site: www.markokalajanovic.com