© Miloš Lužanin
© Miloš Lužanin

Sava Vemić

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In the current season Sava Vemić will make his role and house debut as Don Ruy Gomez de Silva (Ernani) at Opera Vlaanderen, he returns to the Opéra national de Paris as Angelotti (Tosca) and 1st Nazarener (Salome), he will have his house debut in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at Hamburg State Opera and he returns to the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz as Crespel (Les contes d’Hoffmann) and Commendatore (Don Giovanni).


In the 2020/21 and 2021/22 season Sava Vemić was member of the ensemble at Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz where he sang roles such as Enrico (Anna Bolena) Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Gremin (Eugene Onegin) and Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Crespel and others.


In addition to his engagements at Gärtnerplatz, he made his debut at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich in the children’s opera Max und die SuperheldInnen in the 2021/22 season, debuted as Il Re (Aida) at the Arena di Verona and took over Ramfis (Aida) at short notice at the Semperoper Dresden. In the 2020/21 season, he made his house debuts as Angelotti at La Monnaie in Brussels and as Ferrando in Verdi’s Il trovatore at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo. He is a regular guest at the Opéra national de Paris, where he has appeared as Un Frate (Don Carlo), Prince Bouillon (Adriana Lecouvreur), Monterone (Rigoletto), Police Inspector (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) and Angelotti.


In the 2018/19 season he appeared as Sarastro at the New National Theatre Tokyo, as Death (Emperor of Atlantis) in Sevilla, as well as at the Belgrade National Theater as Ramfis (Aida). Sava Vemić sang Sparafucile at the Verbier festival in Switzerland and Ein Lakai (Ariadne auf Naxos) at Aix en Provence festival, furhermore Gremin at Hawaii Opera in 2017/18. In the preceding season he made his debut at The Metropolitan Opera as High Priest in Verdi’s Nabucco conducted by James Levine and performed his first Gremin with Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, followed by his Carnegie Hall appearance as bass soloist in Haydn’s Nelson Mass, with the New York Choral Society. Earlier this season he sung Sparafucile in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Guatemalan National Theatre. In 2015/16 Sava Vemić appeared as Count Rodolfo in Bellini’s La Sonnambula in a production of the Met’s Opera Young Artist program at the Juilliard Theatre, NYC, as Ernesto in Donizetti’s Parisina d’Este with the Opera Orchestra of New York (OONY) at Rose Theatre, NYC and as bass soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass at Carnegie Hall. In the 2014/15 season he sung Sir Walter Raleigh in Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux with OONY making his debut at Carnegie Hall, Arcas in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulide at the Juilliard Theatre, Osmin in Mozart’s The Abduction from Seraglio with the International Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI) in Tel Aviv, Israel and Redžep in S. Binički’s opera At Dawn at the National Theatre in Belgrade. He had his professional operatic debut in 2023 as Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at the Madlenianum Opera&Theatre in Belgrade, where he returned in the 2019/20 season for his role debut as Leporello (Don Giovanni). 


Sava Vemić, born 1987 in Belgrade, studied music and voice in his hometown and continued his studies as a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program (LYADP) under the mentorship of Maestro James Levine. Spending there three years he was studying with singers such as Renata Scotto, Dimitris Kavrakos, Bonaldo Giaiotti and Sherrill Milnes among many others.


He received several awards, including first Prizes at the 2016 Opera Index International Vocal Competition in NYC and the 2014 Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition. He is second prize winner at the 2017 Loren L. Zachary International Competition in Los Angeles and NYC and was the finalist of the 2017 International Belvedere competition. 


October 2022 – For the most recent biography, please contact Bartosz Jakóbczak