© Uwe Arens
© Uwe Arens

Tomislav Mužek

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Tomislav Mužek was born in Germany (Siegen) in 1976. From 1994 onwards, he studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. He pursued studies in Lied and Oratorio in the class of KS Robert Holl, earning an academic degree of MA.


In April 1999, he won the first prize at the international “Ferruccio Tagliavini” singing competition in Austria. During the 1999/2000 season, he was engaged at the Vienna State Opera. Following that, Mužek was contracted as a lyric tenor at the Theater Bremen until 2002. There, he performed roles such as Don Ottavio, Ferrando, Alfredo, Rodolfo, and Tamino, among others.


In October 2015, Tomislav Mužek sang his first Lohengrin at the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo, consolidating his transition into the youthful heroic tenor repertoire. Since then he has sung roles such as Erik, Stolzing, Max, Rodolfo, Don Carlo, Don José and the Prince in Rusalka.


This season he will sing Max and Rodolfo at the Semperoper Dresden, Prince at the Opéra national de Bordeaux and Stolzing at the Teatro Real in Madrid.


Tomislav Mužek has sung as freelance artist on almost all major European stages, including La Scala in Milan, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Opéra Bastille in Paris, the Semperoper in Dresden, the Hamburg State Opera, the Berlin State Opera, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Vienna State Opera, the Volksoper in Vienna, the Teatro Comunale in Florence, the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, the Teatro Regio in Turin, the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, the Zurich Opera House, the Grand Theatre de Geneve, the Theatre du Capitole in Toulouse, and the Bayreuth Festival, among others.


He has performed under the baton of renowned conductors, including Riccardo Muti, Myung Wun Chung, Gianandrea Noseda, Gustavo Dudamel, Ottavio Dantone, Pierre Boulez, Christian Thielemann, Peter Schneider, Jonathan Darlington, Zubin Mehta, Sebastian Weigle, Ivor Bolton, Omer Meir Welber, Christopher Hogwood, Christoph von Eschenbach, Manfred Honeck, and many others.


Tomislav Mužek has had a strong connection with the Semperoper in Dresden since 2005, performing roles such as Rodolfo (La bohème), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Tamino (The Magic Flute), The King’s Son (Die Königskinder), Lensky (Eugen Onegin), Florestan (Fidelio), The Prince (Rusalka), Stolzing (Meistersinger), and Max (Der Freischütz). In September 2023 Tomislav Mužek was awarded the “Rudi Häussler Prize” of the Semperoper Foundation.


Tomislav Mužek is also in demand as a concert and lieder singer. For instance, he sang Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Berlin Philharmonic under thhn baton of Bernard Haitink at the Salzburg Easter Festival in 2007, and in 2019, he performed Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, conducted by Christoph von Eschenbach with the Staatskapelle Dresden.

September 2023 – For the most recent biography, please contact agentur@hilbert.de