|J. Beer||Polnische Hochzeit||Stani|
|G. Donizetti||Don Pasquale||Dottore Malatesta|
|C. Gounod||Roméo et Juliette||Pâris / Mercutio|
|E. Grieg||Peer Gynt||The Receiver|
|F. Lehar||Die Lustige Witwe||Cascada|
|B. Martinů||The Greek Passion||Archon|
|W. A. Mozart||Le Nozze di Figaro||Figaro|
|G. Puccini||La bohème||Schaunard|
|H. Purcell||King Arthur||Aeolus|
|G. Rossini||Il viaggio a Reims||Barone di Trombonok|
|The Barber of Seville||Fiorello / An Officer|
|F. Schubert||Die Verschworenen||Count Lüdenstein|
|R. Strauss||Salome||Ein Cappadocier|
|P. I. Tchaikovsky||Yevgeny Onegin||Company Commander|
|G. Verdi||Don Carlo||Rodrigue|
|C. M. Weber||Oberon||Scherasmin|
J. S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium, Johannes-Passion, Matthäus-Passion
Handel: Messiah, Theodora
Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten, Die Schöpfung, Stabat Mater
Rossini: Stabat Mater
Baritone Neven Crnić begins his second year as a member of the ensemble of Oper Graz reprising his role of Leoporello (Don Giovanni) and as Don Ferrando in a production of Beethoven's Fidelio alongside Sir Bryn Terfel. The young singer is excited to debut as Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), General Bumm (Die Großherzogin von Gerolstein), and Figaro (Le Nozze) in the coming season and debut as Escamillo (Carmen) at Oper Gars in summer 2021.
Neven won First Prize as well as the Audience Prize in the 2nd International Haydn Competition for Classical Lied and Voice in June 2019, as well as taking part in Plácido Domingo's Operalia last summer in Prague. He joined the ensemble of Oper Graz in the 2019/20 season, where he debuted the roles of Leporello (Don Giovanni), Paris (Roméo et Juliette), and Rodrigo (Don Carlos). He was also scheduled to sing Don Fernando in a European tour of Fidelio with Gustavo Dudamel and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in April 2020. Further engagements in the 2019/20 season included his role debut as Escamillo (Carmen) at the Oper Burg Gars Festival in Austria and a return to the Salzburg Festival as Bethune in I Vespri Siciliani alongside Placido Domingo.
For his second season as a member of the Opera Studio at the Oper Graz in 2018/19, he appeared in the following roles: Silvio (Pagliacci), Fiorello / An Officer (The Barber of Seville), First Nazarene (Salome), Stani (Polnische Hochzeit), Scherasmin (Oberon), and the bass solo in a choreographed staging of Haydn’s The Creation.
The young baritone joined the Opera Studio of the Oper Graz in 2017/18 and was seen on stage that season in the roles of Schaunard (La bohème), Company Commander (Eugene Onegin), and Barone di Trombonok (Il viaggio a Reims). In summer 2018, he won a coveted place to participate in the Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project. As part of this prestigious program he appeared in the new Romeo Castellucci production of Salome, making his Salzburg Festival stage debut in the role of the Cappadocian.
His singing career began with several competition wins in his native country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2013, he moved to Austria to pursue singing studies with Tom Sol at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. He performed in a number of university productions, notably as Aeolus (King Arthur), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), the Speaker (Die Zauberflöte), Count Lüdenstein in Schubert’s Die Verschworenen, Cascada (Die lustige Witwe), Malatesta (Don Pasquale) and Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore). His collaboration with the Oper Graz began in 2016, when he made his house debut as Archon (Martinů’s The Greek Passion) and also sang the roles of Pâris (Roméo et Juliette) and the Receiver (Peer Gynt).
Neven Crnić’s concert repertoire not only includes masses by Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and Rossini but also Handel’s Messiah (both the original and Mozart’s arrangement) and Theodora, Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten, Die Schöpfung and Stabat mater, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, St John Passion and St Matthew Passion, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Rossini’s Stabat mater and Fauré’s Requiem. As a song recitalist, he has performed Schubert’s Winterreise, Ravel’s Don Quichotte à Dulcinée, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and other songs by Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Mahler, Ravel and Poulenc.
Baritone Neven Crnic debuts as Leporello in the new production premiere Don Giovanni at Oper Graz. Don Giovanni premieres at 19:00 on Staurday, February 8th.
The young baritone has been a member of the ensemble at Oper Graz since the beginning of the 2019/20 season and was a member of the Opera Studio before.
Conducted by: Andrea Sanguineti
Stage Direction by: Elisabeth Stöppler
Feb: 8., 13., 26., 28.
Mär: 15., 20., 22., 29.
Mai: 9., 20., 24.conitnue
Young Baritone Neven Crnić will make his debut as Rodrigo, the Marquis of Posa, in the premiere of Verdi’s Don Carlo at Oper Graz. The production begins at 19:00.
Musical Direction by: Oksana Lyniv
Stage Direction by: Jetske Mijnssen
Additional Performances: Okt: 3., 9., 20., 23., 26.
Nov: 1., 10., 16.,
Jun: 18., 21., 26.conitnue
Baritone Neven Crnić received both First Prize and the Audience Prize in the 2nd International Haydn Competition for Classical Lied and Voice in Rohrau which took place this last weekend. We are ecstatic to hear this wonderful news- Bravo Neven!
Baritone Neven Crnic will debut as Bass in Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten at Oper Graz this Saturday at 19:30. Toi toi toi Neven!
Conducted by Robin Engelen, Stage Direction by Jörg Rieker
Additional Perfromances: May 2., 5., 8., 12., 15., 17., 24., and June 15.
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
We are very proud to announce three of our young artists, Neven Crnic, Soprano Carina Schmieger, and Mezzo-soprano Aytaj Shikhalizada have been invited to participate in the 2019 Emmerich Smola Junge Opernstars Competition on January 19 at 19:00 CET! Watch the livestream here