Tijana GRUJIC   Soprano
 
  BIOGRAPHY  

 

‚... a mature, big opera voice with a warm timbre.’ the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung wrote on Tijana Grujic on the occasion of the Bayreuth Competition in Mainz.

Since the season 2017/18 TIJANA GRUJIC is a member of the ensemble at The Bremen Theatre. Her first role here is GILDA in ‘Rigoletto’. After her successful debut as as MARGUERITE in Gounod’s ‘Faust’ at the Nordhausen Theatrein the season 2015/16, she also ejoyed great success in this very role in spring 2017 at the Schwerin State Theatre.

Her first soprano roles were MARIE in ‘Dier Verkaufte Braut’ at the Nordhausen Theatre and as MICAELA in ‘Carmen’ at the Sonderhausen Castle Festival.
In summer 2016 she succeeded as PAMINA in ‘Die Zauberflöte’ at the Festival in Gut Immling. In 2017 she sang New Year’s Concerts with the Philharmonic Orschestra Plauen-Zwickau.

Tijana Grujic began her singer carreer as a mezzo soprano. From 2004 until 2008 she was a member of the Linz Municipal Theatre, where she sang more than 15 roles including HÄNSEL, ROSINA, ORLOWSKY, SIEBEL, MERCEDES, OLGA, LA SPERANZA in ” L’Orfeo” and AGLAUNICE in Philip Glass’ highly-regarded production of “Orfée”. At the Bruckner Festival 2005 she sang the role of ROSSWEISSE (Walküre). Lately, she could also be seen here as DONNA ELVIRA, BRONISLAWA and the COMPOSER. Tijana Grujic sang INES in ‘Il Trovatore’ under the musical direction of Marc Tadue at the Schenkenberg Opera. The artist had guest performances at the International Festival in Macau as the FIRST WITCH in Purcell’s „Dido and Aeneas“, at the Darmstadt State Theatre as SMERALDINA in ”The Love For Three Oranges” , as PAGE in “Salome” and EDUIGE in Händel’s “Rodelinda” .

Further guest engagements brought Tijana Grujic to the Nurembourg State Theatre as ROSINA, to the Mainz State Theatre and to the Festival of the Rjeinsberg Chamber Opera, where she portrayed SESTO in Graun’s “Cesare e Cleopatra”. As SECOND DAME Tijana Grujic participated in a France Tournee of the New European Festival.

As TELEMACO in “Il Ritorno d’Ulisse’ in Patria” she could be seen under the musical direction of Andreas Spering and as STEFANO in Gounod’s ‘Roméo et Juliette’ she performed at the Munster City Theatre. She made her successful debut as CHERUBINO in “Nozze di Figaro” at the Chiemgau Festival. Afterwards, she debuted as CALLIPSO in Nicola Antonio Porporas’ “ Polifemo” at the Heidelberg Thetare under the musical direction of Wolfgang Katschner.

Tijana Grujic graduated with distinction at the J. Gutenberg University in Mainz with Prof. Claudia Eder and concluded her studies in 2009 with a concert exam.She was supported by the Rhineland-Palatinate Future Initiative (ZIRP), the Bertelsmann Foundation (New Voices), the Women’s Office (University of Mainz), the Richard Wagner Association (Wiesbaden) and Villa Musica (Mainz).

Tijana Grujic’s concert schedule includes Mahler’s ‚Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen’ with the Thuringian Symphony Orchestra, gala concerts with the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Rhineland-Palatinate and performances at the Saarbrucken New Music Festival, broadcasted by the Saarland Radio. She sang Mozart’s Mass in c minor at the Darmstadt Residence Festival and the ‘Petit messe solonelle’ at the World Festival for Sacred Music in Berlin. On a Liederabend of the New York Society for Ethical Culture she interpreted songs from German-Jewish composers. Further concert engagements took her to Tel Aviv.

 

 
 
 
REVIEWS
 
Stadttheater Bremerhaven - Rigoletto - GILDA
The new ensemble member Tijana Grujic as Gilda is dramatically and vocally brilliant.
KZ Online
Tijana Grujic’s Gilda is extremely present and excellently performed. Vocally, one can hear her past as a mezzo soprano. But in the peaks one she definitively raises her voice.. Really great was her aria ,Arie ‚Caro nome‘ , that she sings just like an angel, sitting on a swing high above the stage set.
Weser Kurier
At her debut in Bremerhaven the soprano Tijana Grujic charms both the false student and the audience with her deepest sentiments. In her duet with Jeon one can really feel her desire to run away. And her big aria about ‚reaching the stars‘: Woron makes her float on a swing through a roof hatch out of the confinement. The most poetic moment of the evening.
Nordsee Zeitung
And the newly engaged Tijana Grujic as Gilda is flawlessly divine. In her girlish pleated shirt she perfectly portrayed the rebellious daughter, who wants to break free from her father.
NMZ
International Music Festival Gut Immling - Die Zauberflöte - PAMINA
HisPamina is Tijana Grujic, who changed from the mezzo repertoire. With her convincing sound qualities she was very succesful as Pamina.
www.traunsteiner-tagblatt.de
Theater Nordhausen - Faust - MARGUERITE
'Tijana Grujic (Marguerite)... her appeal lies in her sense fo drama and emotional mmoments, in her elevating blossoming in this part.'
Thüringer Allemeine
Thüringen Castle Festival Sondershausen - Carmen - MICAELA
TIJANA GRUJIC (Micaela), who just lately, in 2013 changed her repertoire, from mezzo to soprano, egually convinced with a robustly, lyrical-dramatic sound picture.
Opernglas 9/2015
Festival Castle Sonderhausen - Carmen - MICAELA
'There was great applause for all singers; but it was Micaela (Tijana Gujic) who won the spectator's hearts ...'
Tagesanzeiger
Nordhausen Theatre - The Bartered Bride - MARIE
"Tijana Grujic as Marie convinces by her dark timbred voice and her rethorical clarity, especially in such passionate, heartfelt moments as the challenging aria "How strange and dead is everything here". "
Das Opernglas
" Tijana Grujic sang Marie and succeeded in enthralling the audience with her secure coloraturas and her warm timbre."
TA Kultur
'Marie's portrayal, sung with secure coloraturas and warm timbre by Tijana Grujic, was truely inspiring'
Thüringer Allgemeine - Kultur - Mielke
'Marie, portrayed with great genuiness and vocal brillance by the Serbian-Austrian soprano Tijana Grujic...'
Mitteldedeutsche Zeitung - Evelyn Lange
Polifemo - CALIPSO - Rokokotheater Schloss Schwetzingen - December 2012
'..Calipso, performed with strong stage presence by Tijana Grujic, a convincing mezzo...'
Opernnetz
'Tijana Grujic - in her elegant crinoline dress - impresses with her smooth midrange and crystal-clear brilliant high notes as Calipso.'
Der Opernfreund
'... with even more magnificence. The same considerations apply to Tijana Grujic's contribution (Calipso), a talented young Serbian mezzosoprano with an already wide repertory...'
BSECS UK
 
 
 
SZENENFOTOS
Stadttheater Bremerhaven - Rigoletto - GILDA
 
International Music Festival Gut Immling - Die Zauberflöte - PAMINA
 
Theater Nordhausen - Faust - MARGUERITE
 
Theater Nordhausen - Faust - MARGUERITE
 
Festival Castle Sonderhausen - Carmen - MICAELA
 
Nordhausen Theatre - The Bartered Bride - MARIE
 
Nordhausen Theatre - The Bartered Bride - MARIE
 
The Fairy Queen - Landestheater Linz
 
Carmen
 
Landestheater Linz - Il Barbieri di Siviglia - ROSINA
 
Staatstheater Darmstadt - Die Liebe zu den 3 Orangen - LINETTA
 
Staatstheater Nürnberg - Il Barbieri di Siviglia - ROSINA
 
Landestheater Linz - Hänsel und Gretel - HÄNSEL
 
Staatstheater Darmstadt - Rodelinda - EDUIGE