The Croatian bass-baritone David Oštrek studied singing at Vienna’s University for Music and Performing Arts and has since then been a finalist and award winner at numerous singing competitions. In 2010 he made his operatic debut at the Croatian national theatre in Varaždin in the role of Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas under Laurence Cummings. Further appearances there included Captain Macheath in The Beggar’s Opera and Adonis in Venus and Adonis. At Schlosstheater Schönbrunn he embodied Masetto in Don Giovanni as well as performed the title role in Gianni Schicchi.

Since season 2015/16 David Oštrek is a member of the International Opera Studio at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin. Here his roles included Magician in Stephen Oliver‘s Mario and the Magician, the bass solo in Rossini‘s Petite Messe solennelle, Doctor Grenvil in La traviata, Lakai in Ariadne auf Naxos, Direktor Hummel in Aribert Reimann’s Die Gespenstersonate and most recently Tribune in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Cesare Angelotti in Tosca and  Sprecher in  Die Zauberflöte. In addition, he made guest appearances as Leporello in Don Giovanni at the Bregenz Festival, as Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore at the Daegu Opera House in South Korea, as Figaro at Stadttheater Wels, as Zoroastro in Händel’s Orlando at the Summer Festival in Dubrovnik, as well as Monk in Don Carlo at Staatstheater Braunschweig.
Moreover, in 2018 he made his debut at Berlin’s Konzerthaus in the role of Talbot in Verdi‘s Giovanni d‘Arco and could also be heard with J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion in Mexico City.
As of season 2018/19, David Oštrek is a steady member of the ensemble at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, where he will take over a number of versatile roles, such as the title role in the world premiere of Usher as well as Masetto/Don Giovanni and Tribun/L’incoronazione di Poppea at the “Barocktage 2018”. Furthermore, he’ll be on stage in the following productions: Macbeth, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Widmann‘s Babylon each under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, as well as Pelléas et Mélisande, La traviata and Rigoletto. 


General Management

Artist Manager
Boris Orlob
Managing Director 
Mobil: +49-172-8 51 55 14
Natascha van Randenborgh
Associate Director 
Mobil: +49-173-7 76 88 20


Repertoire Concert

Bach, J.S. St. John Passion (Jesus)
Rossini Petite Messe solennelle (bass solo)
  Stabat mater (bass solo)

Repertoire Opera

Blow, John Venus and Adonis Adonis
Bizet Carmen Escamillo
Charpentier David et Jonathas Achis
Donizetti L'elisir d'amore Dulcamara
Händel Orlando Zoroastro
Mozart Die Zauberflöte 1. Priester
    2. Geharnischter
  Don Giovanni Leporello
  Le nozze di Figaro Antonio
Monteverdi L'incoronazione di Poppea Tribun
Oliver, Stephen Mario and the Magician Cipolla
Puccini Gianni Schicchi Gianni Schicchi
  Madama Butterfly Il commisario
  Manon Lescaut Kapitän
  Tosca Angelotti
Purcell Dido and Aeneas Aeneas
Reimann Gespenstersonate Hummel
Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia Fiorello
Strauss, R. Ariadne auf Naxos Lakai
  Die Frau ohne Schatten Wächter
  Salome 5. Jude
Strawinsky La Pulcinella Il dottore
Verdi Don Carlo Frate
  La traviata Dr. Grenvil



Interview with Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin (July 2018) 



Die Gespenstersonate / Werkstatt der Staatsoper Unter den Linden / 27.06.2017 /

"Maßstäbe setzender Sänger mit einem dunklen, Autorität ausstrahlenden Bass schönen Timbres" 

Die Gespenstersonate / Werkstatt der Staatsoper Unter den Linden / 26.06.2017 /

"David Ostrek stattet Hummel mit machtvollen Baritontönen aus" 

Don Giovanni / Bregenzer Festspiele / 16.08.2016 /

"Da gibt es diesen umwerfend komischen, in jeder Sekunde präsenten David Ostrek" 

Don Giovanni / Bregenzer Festspiele / 16.08.2016 /

"Leporello wird vom kroatischen Bass-Bariton David Ostrek souverän verkörpert" 

Mario und der Zauberer / Staatsoper Unter den Linden / 25.04.2016 /

"schön fokussierter, markanter Bass" 

Le nozze di Figaro / Schlosstheater Schönbrunn / 24.11.2015 /

"Baritonwettbewerb auf allerhöchstem Niveau" 
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