Ivan Oreščanin Baritone


„Oreščanin played the distrustful Despot with generous flowing and smooth Baritone voice, as well as with inteligent phrasing, and covered thus ideally both with his acting and vocal interpretation the rich spectrum of emotions of the Character.“ Bachtrack, Isabella Steppan, 09.12.16 „Il segreto di Susanna“ www.bachtrack.com

Since 2006 the baritone Ivan Oreščanin is one of the most valued members of the ensemble of the Opera House Graz. Versatile singer, he regularly appears here on stage with a wide repertoire, including Mozart‘s DON GIOVANNI, CONTE ALMAVIVA in „Le nozze di Figaro“, PAPAGENO or NARDO in „La finta giardiniera“, belcanto parts such as BELCORE in „L’elisir d’amore“or ENRICO in „Lucia di Lammermoor“, the French LESCAUT in Massenet’s „Manon“, VALENTIN in „Faust“ or DANCAIRO and MORALES in „Carmen“; His broad repertoire in Graz goes from MARCELLO and SCHAUNARD in Puccini’s „La Bohème“ to GIL in Wolf-Ferrari’s „Il segreto di Susanna“ or PING in “Turandot”, while in German operas he has performed BITEROLF in „Tannhäuser“, CONRAD NACHTIGAL in „Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“, PETER in „Hänsel und Gretel“. He could also been seen and heard as RUGGIERO in „Alcina“, DEMETRIUS in „A midsummer night’s dream“, JELETSKI in „Pique Dame“, PANTALONE in „The Love For Three Oranges“ , FREMDE in „Gasparone“ or as SPARBÜCHSEN BILL in Bieito’s production of „Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny“.

Not only appreciated for his elegant and beautiful baritone voice , but also for his superb scene presence and acting skills, Orascanin could also be seen in operetta roles, highlighting his DR. FALKE in „Die Fledermaus“, GRAF DANILO in „Die lustige Witwe“, AGAMEMNON in „La belle Hélène“ or PAPPACODA in „Eine Nacht in Venedig“. With this very role he earned huge success as a guest at the Aalto Theater Essen in 2018.

The artist works with renowned conductors and directors such as Dirk Kaftan, Domingo Hindoyan, Julien Selemkour, Roberto Villazón, Peter Konwitschny, Stefan Herheim, Bernd Mottl, Johannes Erath, Oliver Tambosi, Marco Arturo Marelli, Calixto Bieto, Damiano Michieleto, etc.

Ivan Oreščanin studied singing at the Academy for Music and Theatre Munich and at the Theatre Academy  August Everding.  In 2000 he was awarded with the first Prize at the Serbia National competition and in 2007 wan the Culture Contact Prize at the Hans-Gabor-Belvedere Competition in Vienna.

Among his recent appearances his FRITZ and FRANZ in Korngold’s „Die Tote Stadt“, PARIS in „Roméo et Juliette“ or ARCHON in Martinu’s „Greek Passion“, as well as his successful CONTE GIL in „Il segreto di Susanna“ are particularly worth mentioning.

As guest performer he has been invited to the opera houses in Augsburg, Würzburg , Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in München , Basel, or by the Opera festival of St. Margarethen and the Chiemgau Musikfestival. He was also FIGARO in „Le nozze di Figaro” and FILIPPO in Rossini’s „La Gazzetta“ and toured in Switzerland as DANILO in „The Merry Widow“ with the Symphonic Orchestra o f Neuchâtel.

 Last year he enjoyed another huge success with his interpretation of Schubert’s „Winterreise“ at the Taiwan Arts Festival in Taiwan.


Oper Graz – Il Viaggio a Reims – Don Alvaro
...and Ivan Oreščanin played a vocally and actingly convincing Don Alvaro.
Der Merker
Oper Granz – Die Tote Stadt - FRANK
As usual Ivan Oreščanin mastered his part as Frank with a brilliant baritone voice and sovereign stage presence..
Kultref Graz
Oper Graz – Die Zirkusprinzessin – PRINZ SERGIUS
Excellent performances also in the minor roles. , like Ivan Oreščanin as Prince Sergius, who, with fluent voice and enthusiasm plotted revenge on the princess.
Oper Graz- Maria de Buenos Aires - SÄNGER
Ivan Oreščanin plays a singer and a man full of love. His singing is like an immerrsion in a beautiful sound full of love.
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