dalibor_jenis_portrait_by_zdenko_hanout_51Dalibor Jenis

(21. 7. 1966)

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Baritone Dalibor Jenis starts the season 2002/03 at the Teatro Massimo Palermo, where he sings the role of Sharpless in Madame Butterfly. Engagements at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, who obliged him for the title role in Tschaikovsky’s Eugen Onegin and the title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Opéra de Rouen follow. Further, he acceped the invitation of the Opéra National de Paris to sing the role of Valentin in the new production of Gounod’s Faust.

The new production of Tschaikovsky’s Pique Dame leads Dalibor Jenis at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, where he appears as King Yeletzky on stage. The Wiener Staatsoper has engaged the baritone as Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata and as Enrico in Donizetti?s Lucia di Lammermoor.

Dalibor Jenis makes often guest appearances at the Hamburgische Staatsoper (Eugene Onegin, Barbiere di Siviglia and La Bohème, Pagliaccia), the Wiener Staatsoper (Barbiere di Siviglia), the Royal Opera House Covent Garden London, where he sang before the role of Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Marcello in Puccini’s La Bohème and at the Opéra National de Paris, where he celebrated an enormous success with his Figaro in the new production of Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia last season and could be heard as Yeletzky in Tschaikovsky’s Pique Dame. In Tokyo, he sang the title role in the first Japanese performance of Busoni’s Doktor Faust, and in Montpellier, he appeared in a concert version of Amilcare Ponchielli’s seldom performed opera Marion Delorme, as well as in the world premiere of Offenbach’s romantic opera ‘die Rhein-Nixen’ during a concert at the Festival de Radio France. He was also engaged to perform in Janacek’s opera Cunning Little Vixen at the Teatro Colon Buenos Aires and the Teatro Real Madrid.

As Don Giovanni Dalibor Jenis opened the season 1998/99 at the Teatro Regio Torino, was heard as Guglielmo in a production of Così fan tutte at the Teatro Comunale Bologna and sang with Mirella Freni the title role in the new production of Eugen Onegin at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.

Dalibor Jenis participated in the CD recording of Gianni Schicchi with Mirella Freni and Leo Nucci, and in a concert recording of Cristoforo Colombo with Renato Bruson on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America.

Dalibor Jenis studied at the Bratislava Conservatory, and during his studies, he stayed in Italy for one year to study at the Accademia Italiana in Osimo. He has been awarded at several voice competitions; among them Karlsbad (‘Antonín Dvorak’), Las Palmas (‘Alfredo Kraus’) and in 1990 in Vienna (‘Belvedere’), followed by concert invitations to the Wexford Festival, the Hessischer Rundfunk Frankfurt and the Berliner Rundfunk.