About Sava Vemić

The Metropolitan Opera/New York City

From 2014 to 2017 Sava Vemić spent 3 seasons in New York City at The Metropolitan Opera as a member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. He made his debut with The Metropolitan Opera company as the High Priest in Verdi’s Nabucco led by Maestro James Levine and made his role debut as Count Rodolfo in Bellini’s La Sonnambula in Juilliard School Theater that was praised by New York Times.


Mr. Vemić received several Prizes throughout his young career: First Prize at the Opera Index International Vocal Competition in New York in 2016, the First Prize at the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition in New York in 2014, Second Prize at the Zachary Competition in New York/Los Angeles 2017, Finalist award of the International Belvedere Competition in Moscow 2017 among others.


In 2004 Sava started studying voice and music at the Music School Mokranjac in Belgrade, Serbia. In 2011 he continued his studies at the Faculty of Music Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade and in the 4th year of his studies he went to New York City for the vocal competition that consequently led him to The Metropolitan Opera’s Young Artist Program where he spent 3 years. Pandemic of COVID-19 in 2020 gave him time to officially graduate from the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade. Beside his musical education he is the proud holder of the Master Degree in Pharmacy at the University of Belgrade.

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“The most confident singing came from the Serbian bass, Sava Vemic, as Rodolfo. Mr. Vemic brought a mellow, full-bodied voice, a feeling for bel canto phrasing and commanding stage presence to his portrayal.”
February 10, 2016


“La palme de la révélation revient à la voix de basse de Sava Vemic. Son Sparafucile est parfait de justesse et d'autorité, riche de graves profonds et d'une grande maîtrise des nuances. Le chanteur serbe affiche une ligne de chant épatante de maîtrise, doublée d'un charisme qui en impose."
Olyrix in Verbier festival, August 2018

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