Branislava Podrumac is a multiply gifted artist with tremendous power of transformation, who dominates the stage equally effortlessly in operas, operettas, musicals and even drama plays.
Branislava graduated from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, where she studied solo singing with Prof. Radmila Smiljanić. She attended master classes in Belgrade, Vienna and The Hague with Olivera Miljakovic, Katarina Jovanovic, Sona Ghazarian, James McCray and Rita Susovsky. She made her debut on the opera stage in 2003 as a member of the Opera Studio of the National Theatre in Belgrade, singing the leading role in Puccini’s Sister Angelica.
She caught the attention of the wider audience by singing the leading female role (I) in the hit musical Rebecca by Sylvester Levay, for which she won the Association of the Music Artists of Serbia’s Best Young Artist Award in 2012. This role marked the beginning of a very successful cooperation with the Madlenianum Opera & Theatre, where she has played the roles of Eponina in the musical Les Miserables, Franzi in the operetta Viennese Blood by Johann Strauss the Younger, Papagena in the version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute for children, Ore in the opera Suton (The Dusk) by Stevan Hristić, as well as the dramatic character of Vida in the theatrical play Little Secret, directed by Goran Marković.
Branislava has given a large number of concerts, recitals, as well as public and TV appearances. Highlights of her numerous performances include Benstein’s Kaddish, with the RTS Choir and Symphony Orchestra (2003), and the New Year’s concert of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra (2011).
A special place in her career is dedicated to traditional and spiritual music, as well as to performances of contemporary classics. She was acclaimed for her performances of Elisabeth in the dance opera Les Enfants Terribles by Phillip Glass (2009) and the Nymphe in the chamber opera Narcissus and Echo by Anja Djordjević (2003).
Branislava Podrumac is a member of several ensembles, with which she regularly appears in concerts, festivals and thematic cultural events. These include Libercuatro, which specializes in the performance of tango music, as well as Trio Casablanca and No Boundaries duo, with repertoires of film and popular classical music.
Branislava took part in the educational programs of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra (Harry Potter Suite with the Belgrade Philharmonic 2006 and 2016). She also starred in a documentary by Goran Paskaljević – Belgrade: Stolen Youth (2002), produced by the German-French TV station Arte.
Branislava Podrumac is a member of the Association of the Music Artists of Serbia, with the status of a freelance artist.