“Dušica Bijelić possesses a wonderful voice and a magnetic presence on stage having gained a remarkable list of followers in her time at the Royal Opera House. She is considered a chameleonic artist able to transform herself adopting the role by working with the director and intensely studying each role”.
Serbian soprano Dušica Bijelić joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House in London in September 2012. She made her Royal Opera debut in December the same year as Lady-in-Waiting in Laurent Pelly’s version of Meyerbeer’s Robert le diable. She has since performed on the main stage in Nabucco, Don Carlo, La Rondine, Parsifal, Die Frau ohne Schatten and Le Nozze di Figaro covering the role of Blanche in Robert Carsen’s Dialogues des Carmelites under Simon Rattle. She also covered at ROH Tatiana in Eugeni Onegin, Lisette in La Rondine, Micaela Carmen and Marguerite in Faust. In 2013 she was invited by the Royal Ballet to their tour galas in Brazil.
Alongside operatic roles at Teatro Real, Madrid, and the Wildbad Rossini Festival, Bijelić has performed widely in concert and recitals in Europe, the United States and Japan. Her awards include winning the Career Bridges Competition in New York, the Audience Prize at the Wildbad Rossini Festival and First Prize in the Nikola Cvejic International Singing Competition in Serbia.
Bijelić studied piano and singing from the age of 8. She began hosting a children programme on Serbian national TV at the age of 12, and subsequently studied singing at the University of Fine Arts in Belgrade under Ljudmila ross-Popović She continued her studies at Vienna University of Music, Opera Studio of Santa Cecilia in Rome and Bard College Conservatory in the US. She has also received full scholarships to attend the Daniel Ferro Vocal Programme in Tuscany for five Summers.
Dušica made her operatic debut in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims at Teatro Real in Madrid.
Her incredible performance in Berio’s “folk songs” showed her vocal and theatrical high abilities of transformation making her the “top eight Bright Young Things in the arts in 2014” by The Independent.