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The young Croatian bass became quickly a steady guest at the most important international opera houses. Since 2006 he has been in the ensemble of Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he sang essential roles of his repertoire – Sarastro/”Zauberflöte”, Banco/”Macbeth”, Gremin/”Eugen Onegin”, Marcel/”Huguenots”, Pimen/”Boris Godunow and many more, also many roles of Wagner repertoire such as Fafner, Daland, Landgraf, Marke.

2005 Jerkunica won the 1st prize at the first National Competition in Zagreb, 2007 he represented Croatia at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.

Ante Jerkunica was invited by Salzburg Festival. He sang at the state operas of Hamburg, Munich and Berlin, he was guest in Frankfurt and Cologne, la Monnaie Bruxelles, Lyon, Liceu Barcelona, Bilbao, Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, Opéra Bastille Paris, Teatro Real Madrid, Opéra du Rhin Strasbourg. Regularly he returned to Vlaamse Opera, where he sang Sarastro, Marke, Landgraf and Chowantschina.

2017 he made his successful US-Debut at Seattle Opera (Sarastro) and also sang for the first time at Royal Albert Hall London (BBC Proms under Semyon Bychkov).

Ante Jerkunica sang concerts at Berlin Philharmonie and Concertgebouw Amsterdam, at Liceu Barcelona and Basel.

Future plans include a long-term collaboration with Deutsche Oper Berlin as well his returns to Barcelona, Cologne, la Monnaie Bruxelles, to name a few. His debuts at Colon Buenos Aires, Theater an der Wien and Glyndebourne Festival will follow soon.

Manuela Kursidem
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