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August 2021, Belgrade


Rossi Fest Summer Program focuses on the development of necessary professional skills for voice students and emerging opera artists, giving personalized attention to each participant, according to her/his specific strengths and needs. 

The Summer Program offers two packages: 

1) Carmen production two-week program of intensive voice lessons, coachings, musical and stage rehearsals, and a performance with an orchestra of Bizet’s Carmen on a theatre stage. 


2) Voice Masterclass & Mozart Competition program consisting a voice masterclass, a performance at Mozart competition with an orchestra, and a possibility of winning several prizes.


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Opera "Carmen"

Rossi Fest production

August 18, National Theatre Belgrade


Ana Grigorović's Carmen focuses on the social question of Roma people and migrants' life in the systems of European countries - groups that were faced with different ways of discrimination throughout the migrant crisis from 2015-2019. The production is set in the present, placing the action in a guarded refugee house, where the characters` urge for freedom becomes apparent. The freedom that Carmen as the first operatic Roma heroine sings about is the same freedom that vulnerable social groups are looking for - the right to move, to work, and lastly, to love freely. 
This adaptation of the opera had its Serbian premiere with this Rossi Fest production with great success. This performance is the result of the Carmen production Academy program, in which vocal soloists had the opportunity to work on their vocal, artistic, and stage skills with Rossi Summer Academy lecturers throughout the period of two weeks.


Conductor: Srboljub Dinić
Director: Ana Grigorović


Voice professor: Olga Makarina
Second conductor: Stefan Zekić
Répétiteur: Srđan Jaraković


Stage design: Dunja Kostić
Costume: Ivana Ivić
Choreography: Tamara Pjević

Video art: Matija Novaković
Light design: Vlado Marinkovski


Carmen – Shai Terry (IL)
Don José – Marko Živković (RS)
Escamillo – Vuk Zekić (RS)
Micaëla – Elena Kozina-Claps (RU)

Zuniga – Milan Tošić
Lillas Pastia – Nemanja Stamatović 
Garcia – Đorđe Živadinović Grgur

Orchestra ensemble:

Concertmaster: Vesna Jansens

 Violin: Aleksandra Dimitrijević

Viola: Mirko Crnojević

Cello: Jasmina Vrbanić

Double bass: Svetozar Vujić

Flute: Jelena Španović

Oboe: Marija Lazić

Clarinet: Mihailo Samoran

Bassoon: Ana Đorđević

Horn: Igor Lazić

Trumpet: Nenad Ninković

Trombone: Ivan Jovanović

Percussions: Aleksandar Radulović

Light operator: Igor Vukojević

Video operator: Dejan Ostojić

Subtitles operator: Ana Bunjak

Stage master: Zoran Mirić

Mocart takmičenje


August 12, National Theatre Belgrade

Rossi Fest dedicates its very first opera competition to W. A. Mozart, as 2021 marks 230 years from the death of this musical genius. After the online elimination process, seven participants will have the opportunity to work on their repertoire with Rossi Fest Summer Academy lecturers and present it with the orchestra on the main stage of the National Theatre Belgrade, in front of a renowned international jury and audience. 

Competition Final:

Tamara Mitrović
Ach, ich fühl’s / Die Zauberflöte
In uomini, in soldati / Così fan tutte


Milica Damnjanac
Der Hölle Rache / Die Zauberflöte
Batti, batti, o bel Masetto / Don Giovanni


Milutin Jocić
Hai già vinta la causa
Non più andrai / Le Nozze di Figaro

Shai Terry
Non so più / Le nozze di Figaro
Smanie implacabili / Così fan tutte

Helena Anat Susha
Deh vieni, non tardar / Le Nozze di Figaro
Padre, germani, addio! / Idomeneo

Milos Milojević
Madamina, il catalogo e’ questo / Don Giovanni
Diggi, daggi, shurry, murry / Bastien und Bastienne

Olivera Krivokuća
Padre, germani, addio! / Idomeneo
Strider sento la procella / Lucio Silla 


Conductors: Stefan Zekić and Adi Bar

Director: Ana Grigorović


Orchestra ensemble:

Flute: Jelena Spanović
Oboe: Marija Lazić
Clarinet: Nikola Đurica
Basson: Ana Djordjević
Chorn: Igor Lazić

First violin: Vesna Jansens
Second violin: Aleksandra Jovanović
Viola: Mirko Crnojević
Double bass: Boban Stosić

Orchestration: Srđan Jaraković



Jury members:

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Olga Makarina

founder of Grand Stage International Arts Foundation

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Aneta Ilić

Voice professor and Vice-Dean at the Faculty of 
Music, Belgrade

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Katarina Jovanovič

Voice professor at the Faculty of 
Music, Belgrade

Srboljub Dinić

General Music Director at the State Theatre 

Adi Bar

​Prizes & Awards
  • Certificates for all participants 

  • I, II, and III prize

  • Potential engagement for Serbian-speaking singers in one of the upcoming productions

  • Scholarship for Setúbal CantoFest 2022 (Portugal) 

  • Scholarship for Neustadter Meistersingerkurs mit Wettbewerbskonzert 2022 (Germany)

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