In 2008 Marko made his professional debut at the Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb
Marko Mimica, bas-baritone singer
Marko Mimica - BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013 Final (Part One)
Marko Mimica - BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013 Final (Part Two)
Croatian Bass-Baritone Marko Mimica (1987) participated in the Accademia Rossiniana in 2014 where he sang Lord Sidney Il viaggio a Reims. He returned to the Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro in Summer 2015 as the Podesta La Gazza Ladra and in 2016 as Duglas La donna del lago in a new production by Damiano Michieletto conducted by Michele Mariotti. Marko looks forward to returning to the Rossini Opera Festival in future seasons.
In the 2018/19 season Marko's engagements include his role debut as Sir Giorgio I puritani for the Gran Teatre del Liceu, returning later in the season as Wurm Luisa Miller; Don Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia in a new production for Dutch National Opera; Colline La boheme and Balthazar La favorite for Teatro Massimo, Palermo; Padre Guardiano La forza del destino for Fondazione Teatri di Piacenza; his role debut as Enrico VIII Anna Bolena for Opera Royal de Wallonie, Liege and his debut at the Carnegie Hall, New York as the Bass Soloist in Rossini's Stabat Mater conducted by Gianandrea Noseda with the National Symphony Orchestra.
Marko Mimica - Interview - Salzburger Festspiele / JSP
In recent seasons, his operatic appearances have included Raimondo Lucia di Lammermoor for the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona and the Teatro Real, Madrid; Henrich der Vogler Lohengrin, Frere Laurent Romeo et Juliette and Don Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia for the Deutsche Oper, Berlin; Walter Luisa Miller with the Bayerische Rundfunkorchester in Munich; the title role in Le nozze di Figaro for Palm Beach Opera, Florida and the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli; Ramfis Aida for the Arena di Verona; Alfonso d'Este Lucrezia Borgia for the ABAO Bilbao and for Palau de les Arts, Valencia; Publio La Clemenza di Tito for the Opera national de Paris; Escamillo Carmen for the Teatro Massimo, Palermo and the Semperoper Dresden; Alidoro La Cenerentola for the Teatro dell'€™Opera di Roma; Pagano I lombardi for the Teatro Regio, Torino; Mustafa L'€™italiana in Algeri for Opera di Firenze and the Royal Opera House, Oman; Oroveso Norma and Lord Sidney Il viaggio a Reims for the Teatro Filarmonico di Verona and Banquo Macbeth for Theatre des Champs Elysees, Aalto- Musiktheater, Essen; Teatro Massimo, Palermo; Teatro Regio, Torino and at the Edinburgh International Festival.
As a member of the Ensemble at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin (2011-2016) his roles included the title role of Le nozze di Figaro; Raimondo Lucia di Lammermoor; Don Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia; Talbot Maria Stuarda; Escamillo Carmen; Pater Lorenzo I Capuleti e i Montecchi; Tschelio The Love for Three Oranges; Colline La boheme; Pistola Falstaff; Banquo Macbeth; Oroveso Norma and Ferrando Il Trovatore.
Marko made his Italian debut at Teatro Mario del Monaco, Treviso performing the title role in Il Turco in Italia, a role he later reprised for the Teatro Comunale di Ferrara. He also made his South American debut as Raimondo Lucia di Lammermoor at the Festival International de Opera Alejandro Granda in Lima, Peru in April 2015.
In 2008 Marko made his professional debut at the Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb as Papageno Die Zauberfloete. He continued to perform regularly in Zagreb until 2011, and his engagements included Leporello Don Giovanni; Dandini La Cenerentola; Kochubey Mazeppa (Tchaikovsky) and Padre Guardiano La forza del destino.
On the concert platform, Marko made his debut at the BBC Proms in 2014 in a performance of Salome conducted by Donald Runnicles. Further appearances have included the Verdi Requiem with the Rundfunk Choir, Berlin and for the Deutsche Oper, Berlin; Creon Oedipus Rex with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai in Torino, Modena, Ferrara and in Napoli with the Orchestra e Coro del Teatro San Carlo; Dvořak Stabat Mater with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra; Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Donald Runnicles and BBC National Orchestra of Scotland and with the RTV Croatian Symphony Orchestra and Choir he has performed the Mozart Requiem and Berlioz Romeo et Juliette.
Marko is a graduate of the Academy of Music in Zagreb, Croatia. He was a participant in the 2011 Salzburg Festival's Young Singers Project, and reached the final of Cardiff Singer of the World in 2013.