BITENC Mojca

  • Young Slovenian soprano Mojca Bitenc will give her debut at Hamburg State Opera in 2021, where she will be heard as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and as Micaela in Carmen.

    After her great success as Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro in a production of Bregenz Festival in 2017, the festival invited her to perform Micaela in Carmen at the 2018 festival, where she also sang Dvorak’s Te deum with Vienna Symphonich Orchestra conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada.

    Born in 1989 in Slovenj Gradej, Slovenia, she studied singing with Prof. Barbara Jerejcic Fürst at the Ljubljana Music Academy and with Prof. Vlatka Orsanic at the Zagreb Music Academy (Croatia).

    As a soloist she performed with the Symphony Orchestra Cantabile (in Slovenia and in France), the Slovenian Armed Forces Orchestra, the Ljubljana Opera Orchestra, the Budapest Opera Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra RTV Slovenia, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Slovenian Chamber Choir.

    In 2014 she won the first prize at the International Singing Competition in Osijek (Croatia).

    She sang Deianira in a new musical drama La Karneroika by young Italian composer Davide Antonio Pio at the Slovenian Philharmonic Hall and in Padua.

    She sang the role of Cecchina in Nicolò Piccinni’s La Cecchina ossia la buona figliuola in a production of the Music Academy Ljubljana. She was invited to perform at the Freedom Gala Concert in the Budapest Opera House as one of the young soloists. She also sang solo in the Slovenian oratorio Assumptio by H. Sattner with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and Slovenian Chamber Choir and the soprano solo in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem in Vatroslav Lisinski Hall in Zagreb (Croatia).

    Her debut in the Ljubljana Opera House was Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice. Her 2017/18 schedule at Ljubljana Opera House included the title role in Slovenian opera Ksenija by V. Parma, the soprano part in Carmina Burana as well as Donna Anna in Mozart`s Don Giovanni, in 2018/19 she performed Violetta in La Traviata and Antonia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann. She starts as Marie in The bartered bride into the 2019/20 season in Ljubljana.

    In the Maribor Opera House she sang Liù in Turandot. She sang the soprano solo at the world premiere of a new opera by Larry Coryel, War and Peace, in Cankar hall in Ljubljana (2015). In 2016 performed sang Tatiana in Eugene Oneguin in Zomeropera Alden Biesen in Belgium.

    2019 she took a part at the Ferruccio Tagliavini competition in Deutschlandsberg in Austria. I received the 2nd Prize, the Audience Award, a special prize for the best soprano finalist in memory of Dame Joan Sutherland and the Karl Böhm special prize for the best interpretation of part of Mozart. 

    09/2019