SAVA VEMIĆ, born 1987 in Belgrade, studied music and voice at the University of Arts in his hometown and continued it as a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program (LYADP) under mentorship of Maestro James Levine where he spent 3 years. At the Met Opera he has worked closely with the Greek bass Dimitris Kavrakos, but also with Bonaldo Giaiotti and Renata Scotto among many other singers, conductors and directors.

The 2023/24 season Sava will start the season as Oroveso in Bellini’s “Norma” at the Herodes Atticus Theater in Athens, Greece. Then he will go to Toronto for the opening of the season of Canadian Opera Company as Don Fernando in Beethoven’s “Fidelio”. In January 2024 he will return to Paris Opera to perform Prince Boullion in Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur and after that will go to Serbian National Theater in Novi Sad for Mephistopheles in Gound’s “Faust”. Later on in March he will go to Sydney to sing the role of Bauer in Schönberg's "Gurre-Lieder" with Sydney Symphony Orchestra and then he will sing the role of Faust in Prokofiev's opera "The Fiery Angel" in Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari.

In the current season 2022/23 Sava has returned to Opéra de Paris appearing as Angelotti/Tosca and 5th Jew/Salome while covering the role of Sarasto/Magic flute. Later on in December in Antwerpen he is making his role debut as Silva/Ernani and will make his debut at Hamburg State Opera in the new production of Lady Macbeth of Mzensk. Later on in December in Antwerpen he has made his role debut as Silva/Ernani and debuted at Hamburg State Opera in the new production of Lady Macbeth of Mzensk. In Munich’s Gärtnerplatztheater he has returned as guest for the roles of Crespel/Tales of Hoffmann and Commendatore/Don Giovanni. In Mulhouse (France) he appeared as bass solo in Rossini’s “Petite messe solennelle” with Mulhouse Symphony Orchestra and Choir and finished the season n Belgrade Opera making his debut in the title role of Don Quichotte in Massenet’s opera “Don Quichotte”.

In 2021/22 season Sava appeared as Ramfis/Aida in Semperoper Dresden and King/Aida in Arena di Verona festival, as Ferrando/Trovatore with Teatro Massimo in Palermo while in Luxembourg he gave concert of Mozart arias for bass. He also sang important roles in the Munich's Gärtnerplatztheater: King of England Enrico VIII/Anna Bolena, Sarastro/Magic flute, Gremin/Eugene Onegin, Sparafucile/Rigoletto, Crespel/Tales of Hoffmann, Commendatore/Don Giovanni. He gave recital of Schubert, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff songs in Gärtnerplatztheater as well.

In 2020/21 season Sava made his role debut as the King of England Enrico VIII/Anna Bolena and reappeared as Sarastro/Magic flute, Gremin/Eugene Onegin and Comendatore/Don Giovanni in Munich's Gärtnerplatztheater.

In his 2019/20 season he returned to Opéra de Paris where he appeared as un Frate and covered the role of Kind Philip in Verdi's Don Carlo. This season he started in the role of Sarastro/Magic flute at the Goethe Theater in Bad Lauchstädt, Germany.

In his 2018/19 season he appeared as Sarastro/Magic Flute at the New National Theatre Tokyo, as Death/Emperor of Atlantis in Sevilla and later on at the Opéra de Paris appeared as The Chief of the Police/Lady Macbeth of Mzensk and Angelotti/Tosca and as Ramfis/Aida at the Belgrade National Theater.

In the 2017/18 season he appeared as Sparafucile/Rigoletto at the Verbier festival in Switzerland and in Aix en Provence festival as Ein Lakai/Ariadne auf Naxsos and as Gremin/Eugene Onegin in Hawaii Opera Theater.

In 2016-17 season Sava Vemić made his debut at The Metropolitan Opera as High Priest in Verdi’s Nabucco conducted by James Levine. In January he performed his first Gremin in Tchaikovsky’s Eugenie Onegin (Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra) followed by his second Carnegie Hall appearance as bass soloist in Haydn’s Nelsson Mass, with the New York Choral Society. Earlier this season he sung Sparafucile in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Guatemalan National Theatre. In Belgrade's Kolarac Hall he appeared as bass solo in Beethoven's 9th symphony.                                                                                                        

In 2015-16 Sava Vemić appeared as Count Rodolfo in Bellini’s La Sonnambula within 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 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. His professional operatic debut as Sarastro in Mozart’s Magic flute at the Madlenianum Opera&Theatre in Belgrade dates back to 2013 when he also sang bass solo in Symphony of Orient by Josip Slavenski.

Sava Vemić received several awards, including first Prizes at the 2016 Opera Index International Vocal Competition in NYC and the 2014 Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition and 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.                                                                

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