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Jože Vidic


Guest of the National Theatre Opera. Jože Vidic studied voice in Ljubljana with Prof. Jelka Strgar and Prof. Karl Jerič. Since 2000 he has been a soloist with the Slovenian National Opera House in Ljubljana, where he has created numerous leading baritone roles: Dr. Malatesta (Donizetti: Don Pasquale), Don Parmenione (Rossini: L'occasione fa il ladro), Marcel (Puccini: La bohème), Silvio (Leoncavallo: Pagliacci), Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Pantalone (Prokofiev: Love for Three Oranges), Valentin (Gounod: Faust), Le Grand pretre (Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila), Escamillo (Bizet: Carmen), Mozart’s Masetto (Don Giovanni) and Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), and operetta roles such as Danilo Danilovič (Lehár: Die lustige Witwe) and Eisenstein (J. Strauss: Die Fledermaus), etc. In 2005 he sang with the Slovenian Opera Company in Jacques Offenbach’s opera Die Rheinnixen on a tour of Slovenia and Western Europe. It was the very first time that the complete opera had been staged and Jože Vidic created the role of Conrad to great international acclaim. As a concert performer he has made a name for himself at home and abroad. His concert repertoire includes J. S. Bach’s Johannes and St. Matthew Passion, G. F. Händel’s Messiah, Jephta and Judas Maccabaeus, Beethoven’s Symphony No.9, Mahler’s Symphony No.8, C. Orff’s Carmina Burana, G. Fauré and M. Duruflé’s Requiem, J. Haydn’s Maria Theresa Mass, B. Papandopulo’s Hrvatska misa. For Radio and Television Slovenia he has recorded a large number of songs, arias and complete operas. Since 1996 he has been a member of the most prestigious Slovenian vocal group, Slovenian Octet, with whom he has travelled the world. Update: May 2008