Leon Kosavic

BARITONE

Leon Kosavic – young and talented baritone with international career and recipient of numerous awards. He graduated and attained his master’s degree at The Academy of Music in Zagreb in class of Maestro Giorgio Surian. His education is still ongoing. Leon Kosavic continued his vocal study and his professional development with three great vocal Maestros: Vitomir Marof, Jose Van Dam and Giorgio Surian. He appeared in performaces alongside with great Nathalie Stutzmann, and many orchestras like London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra etc. He also appeared in many opera houses accross the world such as Finnish National Opera, Royal Opera House London, Stuttgart State Opera etc. in which he demonstrated his talent in concerts, oratorio and symphonic music and in opera performances.

Operatic repertoire:
Morales (Carmen), Dottor Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Conte (Le nozze di Figaro), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Riccardo (I Puritani), Lord Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor),Orfeo (Orfeo ed Euridice), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) etc.

Symphonic and oratorio repertoire:
Bach’s Johannes Passion, Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Haydn’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Requiem, Mozart’s Great Mass.

BIOGRAPHY

Leon Kosavic (1991) began his vocal education at the age of twelve. He graduated and attained his master’s degree at The Academy of Music in Zagreb in class of Maestro Giorgio Surian. Leon Kosavic continued his vocal study and his professional development with three great vocal Maestros: Vitomir Marof, Jose Van Dam and Giorgio Surian.

In 2011, he was awarded first prize at a Croatian national competition for students, he made his debut as Moralés in a production of The Academy of Music, and his professional debut at The Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb as Papageno (W.A. Mozart „The magic flute“).

In 2013, he was awarded the Audience choice award at a competition for young artits. At the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb he made his debut as Masetto. Leon Kosavic was awarded first prize at a competition for young artists held in Zagreb and performed with the Croatian Radiotelevision Symphony Orchestra. He also performs the role of Papageno (W.A.Mozart „The magic flute“), Moralés (G.Bizet „Carmen“).

In 2014, Leon Kosavic made his debut as Orfeo in Gluck´s Orfeo ed Euridice at Concert Hall Vatroslav Lisinski. He participated in Ungarn für Deutschland, Opera for Europe 1989-2014 in Budapest where he performed in various opera programs. He was awarded third prize at the Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition in Finland. Leon Kosavic was proclaimed Young Musician of the Year and awarded by The Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra for his achievements in 2014. He performed in Finland as Pilate in Bach´s Johannes Passion with The Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä.

In March of 2015, Leon Kosavic was awarded first prize at prestiguos The Emmerich Smola Award (Emmerich Smola Förderpreis 2015). He made his debut appearance as Don Giovanni at The Croatian National Theatre. Also, he performed in gala concerts at Dubrovnik Summer Festival alongside with The Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Uros Lajovic. In the same year he also qualified for the finals of the prestigious Norwegian competiton „Queen Sonja International Music Competition“. Among more than 400 applicants, he was ultimately one of the 5 artists to enter the grand final.

In October 2015, Leon appeared multiple times as Dottor Malatesta in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale at Finnish National Opera in Helsinki. At the end of 2015, the awarding ceremony of the Croatian Theatre Arts’ Awards was held at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. Leon Kosavic has won in the category of outstanding achievement by young artists up to 30 years for his performans as Don Giovanni (W. A. Mozart).

In March of 2016, Leon performed with Croatian Radiotelevision Symphony Orchestra at the The Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall.

Also in March, he appeared in Mozart’ Mass in C minor in Bergen (Norway) alongside with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and under the baton of great Nathalie Stutzmann.

Later that month, Leon  performed in Liverpool with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra where he  sung Bach’s St Matthew Passion conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann.

In the meantime, Leon participated on the 9th International Stanisław Moniuszko Competition held in Warsaw where he finished among the top three  and won the 3rd prize. He also won 1st prize for the best performed Polish operatic aria.

In the following month, Leon will perform at the opening ceremony of Osor Musical Evenings with Croatian Radiotelevision Symphony Orchestra.

He will also appear in several performances as Ping in the Giacomo Puccini’s opera Turandot held in Split Summer Festival.

In November 2016, Leon will perform in premiere of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale (Dottor Malatesta) in Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb.

At the beginning of 2017, he will be performing in the leading role of Figaro in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia at Finnish National Opera Helsinki.

Also, he will have the honor to perform with London Philharmonic Orchestra in London, where he will perform Mozart’s The Requiem Mass in D minor under the baton of Nathalie Stutzmann.

On April 2017, he will also performing accompanied by Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

On June 2017, Leon will appear at Opéra de Lausanne in W.A.Mozart Don Giovanni.

On July 2017, Leon will have his debut appearance at Royal Opera House Covent Garden in this prestigious opera house, which is alongside with Teatro alla Scala and Metropolitan Opera, without a doubt the world’s greatest and the most important opera house.

In four performances of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Turandot, Leon will be performing the role of Ping, and other roles are assigned to Lise Lindstrom (Princess Turandot), Roberto Alagna (Calaf), Aleksandra Kurzak (Liù), Yuriy Yurchuk (Mandarin) and others.

In role of (Don Giovanni), in W.A.Mozart Don Giovanni, he will appear in two performances in October 2017 at prestigious Stuttgart State Opera.

 

REPERTOIRE

OPERATIC REPERTOIRE

Bizet Carmen Moralès
Donizetti Don Pasquale Dr Malatesta
Fauré Pénélope Pisandre
Foss Introductions and Good-Byes Mr McC
Mozart Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

Die Zauberflote

 

Don Giovanni

Leporello

Masetto

Papageno

 

Puccini Turandot Ping
Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia Figaro
Verdi Rigoletto  Marullo
Verrieres Mimi Rodolphe
     
     

SYMPHONIC AND ORATORIO REPERTOIRE

Bach Johannes Passion
Bach St Matthew Passion
Haydn Stabat Mater
Mozart Requiem

Great Mass

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