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.


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


Fear, Delirium, Frenzy: Usher at Staasoper Berlin
As a new member of the ensemble of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, David Oštrek will perform a wide range of roles this season. One of the most exciting roles takes place on October 12, when the chamber opera Usher will be premiered with him taking on the title role under the baton of Marit Strindlund. Debussy’s fragmentary opera deals with the short story of Edgar Allan Poe and was completed by the contemporary composer Annelies van Parys. Unique opera evenings await you on the following dates: October 12./14./16./19./21./24./26./30 2018  
Dobro došli and a warm welcome!
We would like to warmly welcome David Oštrek to our agency – we are looking forward to the cooperation with a highly talented artist!
As of this season he will become a steady member of the ensemble at Staatsoper Unter den Linden, where he will be proving his musical and dramatic versatility in numerous productions. From the title role in the world premiere of the chamber opera ‘Usher’, Masetto/Don Giovanni and Tribune/ L’incoronazione di Poppea during the “Barocktage”, over the productions Macbeth, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Widmann’s Babylon, all under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, to Pelléas et Mélisande, La traviata and Rigoletto, David Oštrek can be seen and heard on the Berlin stage.
In addition, he will guest as Escamillo from 18.08. until 05.09. in an open-air production of Carmen by Staatstheater Braunschweig, which will be performed on the local castle square.



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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