Renata Pokupiæ makes her LA Opera debut as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro (September 2010). The Croatian mezzo-soprano is known internationally through her acclaimed performances of baroque, classical and other coloratura-mezzo repertoire as well as solo songs.
Her recent opera engagements have included the highly acclaimed Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito for Chicago Opera Theater, Annio in La Clemenza di Tito for Opéra de Lyon, Irene in Tamerlano at Teatro Real, Madrid, the title role in Cavalli's Eliogabalo at Grange Park Opera and Statira in Vivaldi's L'Incoronazione di Dario for Garsington Opera.
She excels on concert platform where she recently sang Mendelssohn'sA Midsummer Night's Dream with the Orchestre National de France and Kurt Masur, Dorabella in Così fan tutte (concert performances) with Orchestre le Cercle de l'Harmonie under Jérémie Rhorer at the Beaune Festival and on tour, Mozart's Requiem at Théatre des Champs-Elysées under Jérémie Rhorer, with the Academy of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields and Carlo Rizzi, and with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra under Yakov Kreizberg and Bach's B-minor Mass with Montreal Symphony and Kent Nagano. She also sang De Falla's Three-Cornered Hat in concert under Kazushi Ono for Opéra de Lyon, Dvorak's Stabat Mater with Ensemble Accentus and Elijah with the Gabrieli Consort.
Her Baroque performance highlights include Pergolesi's Stabat Materwith Les talens lyriques and Christophe Rousset, Il Trionfo del Tempowith the Akademie fur Alte Musik in Berlin, Teodata in Flavio with the Academy of Ancient Music and Christopher Hogwood, concert with Jean-Christophe Spinosi and Ensemble Matheus. She works regularly with John Eliot Gardiner and Monteverdi Choir, Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort, Emmanuelle Haïm and Le Concert d'Astree, Laurence Cummings and Christian Curnyn.
Renata Pokupiæ is also an accomplished recitalist. She works regularly with the international pianist Roger Vignoles. They recorded a recital album of works by Schumann, Fauré and Barber with Altara Records, which is due to release later this year. The duo recently performed at the Delft Chamber Festival and they will have future plans in major European venues.
Forthcoming engagements include her Royal Opera House debut as Irene in Tamerlano, Cherubino for Washington National Opera, the title role in Theodora on tour with the Gabrieli Consort, Così fan tutte in concert at the TCE, Elgar's Elijah with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Kurt Masur, Mozart's Requiem with City of London Sinfonia under David Hill and Sir Roger Norrington, Bach's Christmas Oratorio on tour with the Ensemble Matheus and Jean-Christoph Spinosi, Messiah in Gran Canaria with Paul McCreesh, L'Enfance du Christ with Musikkollegium Winterthur and Douglas Boyd, Stravinsky'sPulcinella with Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo and Yakov Kreizberg, recital with Dante Quartet at Kings Place and an appearance at the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival in Canada. Formatted for CROWN by Marko Puljiæ
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