Evelin NOVAK
deutsch englisch reviews photos audio

Evelin Novak was born in Croatia. At the age of 12 she started her singing education, four years later she won two first prizes at International Competitions in Croatia. At the age of 17 she became the youngest student at the Music Academy in Graz. Afterwards she studied at the State University for Music and Drama in Stuttgart with Prof. Dunja Vejzovic, where she received her diploma in spring 2008.

From April 2009 until June 2011 Evelin Novak was holding a scholarship of the Liz Mohn Kultur- und Musikstiftung at the International Opera Studio of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin.

She gave her debut as Berta/"Il Barbiere di Siviglia" at the Bayerische Staatsoper München in March 2010.

In summer 2011 Evelin Novak gave her debut with Saffi in "Der Zigeunerbaron" (director: KS Prof. Brigitte Fassbaender) at the Seefestspiele Mörbisch (recorded for TV and DVD).

Since season 2011/12 she is a member of Staatsoper Berlin, where she made her debut as Eurydice/"Orphée aux Enfers" in December 2011, followed in season 2012/13 by her first Pamina/"Die Zauberflöte", as well as the new production of Martin’s "Vin Herbé", followed in 2014 by Jenny/"Mahagonny" (new production). She also sang her first Violetta/"La Traviata" there. In the 2016/17 season she made an emotional success with her role debuts as Marzelline/"Fidelio" under Daniel Barenboim and as Susanna/"Nozze di Figaro", last season with Donna Anna/"Don Giovanni".  

In summer 2012 she made her debut as Michaela/"Carmen" at the Opera Festival of St. Margarethen, also recorded for DVD, the year after she sang her first Mimi/"La Bohème" there. Further guest appearances led her to Graz ("Gasparone"), Barcelona Liceu (Micaela/"Carmen", production C. Bieito), Lyon (Annina/"Eine Nacht in Venedig"), Staatsoper Vienna (Ännchen/"Der Freischütz"), Dresden Semperoper (Najade/"Ariadne auf Naxos" under Christian Thielemann, and Pamina), Staatsoperette Dresden (Pamina).

Evelin Novak is also a regular guest on numerous concert stages in Germany and her home country Croatia, e.g. with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra. In autumn 2011, she appeared with Dvořák’s "Stabat Mater" at Theater Heidelberg. She sang concerts under Daniel Barenboim at Berlin Philharmonie. She recorded "La Rondine" at Munich – Bayerischer Rundfunk.

Evelin Novak will stay member of Staatsoper Berlin also for the next years. Future plans also include her return to Semperoper Dresden and Brucknerhaus Linz.   


Manuela Kursidem
Tel. +49 - 172 - 890 18 76