SAVA VEMIĆ was born 1987 in Belgrade, Serbia. He began his voice studies at Music School Mokranjac in Belgrade then continued to the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade and currently he is a member of The Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program (LYADP) under mentorship of Maestro James Levine.
In 2016-17 season Mr. Vemić made his debut at The Metropolitan Opera as High Priest in Verdi’s Nabucco conducted by James Levine. This January with Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra he performed his first Gremin in Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugenie Onegin followed by his new Carnegie Hall appearance as bass soloist in Haydn’s Lord Nelsson Mass, with New York Choral Society. Earlier this season he sung Sparafucile in Verdi’s Rigoletto in Guatemalan National Theatre.
In 2015-16 season he appeared: as Count Rodolfo in Bellini’s La Sonnambula in the Met+Juilliard production at the Juilliard Theatre, NYC; as Ernesto in Donizetti’s Parisina d’Este with Opera Orchestra of New York (OONY) in Rose Theatre, NYC; as bass soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass at Carnegie Hall; in Song recital in the LYADP Spring recital series. In 2014-15 season he appeared: as Sir Walter Raleigh in Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux with OONY in Carnegie Hall, NYC; as Arcas in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulidethe in the Met+Juilliard production at the Juilliard Theatre; in Song recital in the LYADP Spring song series; as Osmin in Mozart’s The Abduction from Seraglio with International Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI) in Tel Aviv, Israel; as Redžep in S. Binički’s opera At Dawn at the National Theatre in Belgrade. In 2013 ha made his professional operatic debut as Sarastro in Mozart’s Magic flute at the Madlenianum Opera&Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia and in 2013-14 he appeared: as Bartolo in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with IVAI in Tel Aviv, Israel; as bass soloist at the Festival Esterhazy in Haydnsaal, Austria; as bass solo in Slavenski’s Symphony of the Orient, at the Kolarac Foundation, Belgrade, Serbia.
During his studies Sava received several awards and honors: Frist Prize at the 2016 Opera Index International Vocal Competition in NYC; First Prize at the 2014 Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition; Major Prize at the 2016 Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition in NYC; Danica Mastilović's Award for the best student of solo-singing department at University of Arts in Belgrade; Publikumspreis der Stadt Beeskow in the frame of the International Opera Course Oper Oder-Spree, Germany in 2011; First Prize in the 2010 International Competition of Young Musicians Petar Konjovic, Serbia; First Prize in the 2010 Solo Singers Competition Nikola Cvejic, Serbia; First Prize at 2008 Solo Singers Competition Lazar Jovanovic, Serbia.