Composer Opera Role
J. Beer Polnische Hochzeit Suza
G. Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor Alisa
P. Dukas Ariane et Barbe-bleue Sélysette
R. Heuberger Der Opernball Henri
E. Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel Hänsel
W. A. Mozart La clemenza di Tito Sesto
Le nozze di Figaro Cherubino*
J. Offenbach Pariser Leben Pauline
S. Oliver Mario und der Zauberer Die Mutter
F. Poulenc Dialogues des Carmélites Soeur Mathilde
G. Puccini Suor Angelica Maestra delle novizie
G. Rossini Il viaggio a Reims Maddalena
J. Strauss Die Fledermaus Prinz Orlofsky
I. Strawinsky The Rake’s Progress Mother Goose
P. Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Olga

*not yet sung on stage



Andrea Purtić

Andrea Purtić continues to appear at the Oper Graz in 2018/19, in the roles of Suza in Joseph Beer's Polnische Hochzeit and Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor. She is also engaged as The Mother in Stephen Oliver's one-act opera Mario und der Zauberer, a production that premieres on the house's studio stage.

The Austrian mezzo-soprano joined the Opera Studio of the Oper Graz at the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Mainstage appearances in her first year included Olga in Eugene OneginSélysette in Paul Dukas' Ariane et Barbe-bleue, and Maddalena in Rossini's Il viaggio a Reims.

The young artist has previously taken on the roles of Sesto in a Jacopo Spirei production of Mozart's La clemenza di Tito at Vienna's Theater Akzent in 2016, Prinz Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus at Schlossoper Hadelstein in 2015, and Hänsel in Humperdinck's opera at St. Peter's Church in Vienna and the Schlossfestspiele Langenlois in 2014. In the same year she also performed Pauline in Offenbach's La Vie Parisienne (again at Langenlois) and Henri in Richard Heuberger's Der Opernball at the Pramtaler Sommeroperette.

Andrea is an active concert singer who has already made platform debuts at prestigious venues including the Vienna Musikverein and Vienna Konzerthaus, as well as at festivals such as the Brucknerfest Linz. On the concert platform she has performed works by Berio, Bach, Pergolesi, Dvořák, Haydn, Vivaldi, and Mozart, to name a few.

The up-and-coming artist completed her studies in 2016 at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna, where she studied with Sylvia Greenberg. In 2017 she progressed to the Music and Arts University's MA program in Song and Oratorio, studying with Carolyn Hague and Birgit Steinberger. During her studies she appeared in a wide variety of university productions: as Fürstin Metternich in Johann Strauss's Wiener Blut and Ruggiero in Alcina, as well as parts in Dialogues des Carmélites (MUK) and Suor Angelica.

Andrea Purtić has won several singing competitions. In 2016 she was the prizewinner of the International 'Die Fledermaus' Singing Competition, which led to her being cast as Prinz Orlofsky at the Schlossoper Haldenstein, and 3rd prize winner at the 30th Nico Dostal Operetta Competition. She has also been a finalist and winner at the International Vocal Competition Jakob Pustina, and winner of the Young Artist Award at the Oscar Straus Singing Competition. In 2017 she competed in the 10th International Hilde Zadek Competition, where she was awarded the Thomas Quasthoff Prize and the Neue Oper Wien's Special Prize.


March 24, 2019

Andrea Purtic and Neven Crnic sing in ORF3 Broadcast of Polnische Hochzeit at the Oper Graz

Mezzo Soprano Andrea Purtic and Baritone Neven Crnic to sing in the ORF3 broadcast of Oper Graz’s production of Joseph Beer’s Operette Polnische Hochzeit. The performance will be featured on Erlebnis Bühne mit Barbara Rett at 20:15 Sunday March 24th.
Conducted by: Marius Burkert/ Marcus Merkel, Stage direction by Sebastian Ritschel