Biography

Matija Meić was born in Zagreb. He studied at the conservatoire »Blagoje Bersa« with Viktorija Badrov, at the academy of music Zagreb with Giorgio Surian as well as at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Claudia Visca and Florian Boesch.

In 2010, the young baritone won the international singing competition “Bruna Spiler” in Herceg Novi, Montenegro and in 2013 the “Iuventus Canti” in Slovakia. In the same year, he was awarded “Young Singer of the Year” at the Molto Cantabile competition in Zagreb. In 2014, he was the second awardee of the singing competition “Mirjam Helin” in Helsinki, where he also received the special award “Performance of a Finnish Song By a Non-Finn”.

In 2010, still during his studies, he had made his debut as Levi in Zajc’s Nikola Šubić Zrinski at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb and in the following year he sang the part of Escamillo/Carmen in a production of the academy of music Zagreb at the Lisinski Concert Hall as well as at the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka.
In 2013, Matija Meić debuted in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia at Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, where he also sang the roles of Schaunard/La bohème and Belcore/Lʼelisir dʼamore. In addition, he covered the title role in Blagoje Bersa’s Der Schuster von Delft and took over the role of Guglielmo/Così fan tutte at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. In 2014, he sang the title role of Don Giovanni in a production of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna at the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn. Furthermore he performed the role of Don Alvaro in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims at the Bel Canto Festival in Bad Wildbad, and in 2016 he could be seen and heard as Ping/Turandot at the Bregenz Festival.

His concert work has taken him, among others, to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Bach’s St. Matthew Passion), the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra (Ravel’s Don Quichotte à Dulcinée), the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra (Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, Orff’s Carmina Burana), the Zagreb Symphony Orchestra (Haydn’s The Seasons and Handel’s Messiah), the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra (Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9), and the Savaria Symphony Orchestra (Mendelssohn's Elijah).  

Since the season 2016/2017 Matija Meić is a member of the ensemble at Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich, where his most recent highlights include his debuts as Rigoletto and Scarpia/Tosca, and the title roles in Eugene Onegin and Il barbiere di Siviglia.
Furthermore he sang Don Giovanni and Leporello/Don Giovanni, The four villains in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Peter/Hansel and Gretel, Dandini/La Cenerentola under the direction of Brigitte Fassbaender, King/Die Kluge, Marcello/La bohème, Georges Danton/Dantons Tod, as well as Sir William Cecil in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda under the baton of Anthony Bramall, the principal conductor of the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz. An additional recent highlight was his debut as Renato/Un ballo in maschera in Split, Croatia.

Projects at his parent house in Munich in the coming season 2022/23 include new productions of Verdi’s Luisa Miller/Miller and Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress/Nick Shadow as well as revivals of Rigoletto, Hansel and Gretel, Les contes d’Hoffmann and Tosca.
In addition, Meić will perform the role of Giorgio Germont/La traviata at Teatro Fraschini in Pavia, Italy.

Management



Artist Manager
 
 
 
 
Ingunn Sighvatsdóttir
Artist Manager
ingunn@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-173-2 067 821

Repertoire

Repertoire Concert

Bach, J.S. Christmas Oratorio
  Magnificat
  St. John Passion (Jesus)
  St. Matthew Passion (Jesus)
Beethoven Symphony no 9
Britten Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo
Duruflé Requiem
Fauré Requiem
Finzi Shakespeare Songs
Händel Messiah
Haydn The Seasons
Liszt Tre Sonetti del Petrarca
Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine
Mozart Coronation Mass
  Requiem
  Various masses
Pylkkänen Kuoleman joutsen
Ravel Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
Wolf Michelangelo Lieder
 

Repertoire Opera

Bizet Carmen Escamillo
Dodorer Liliom Ficsur
Donizetti L'elisir d'amore Belcore
  Maria Stuarda Sir William Cecil
von Lindpaintner Vespro Siciliano Re Carlo
Morse Frau Schindler Guard 3/Peter Gorlinsky
Mozart Così fan tutte Guglielmo
  Don Giovanni Don Giovanni
    Leporello
    Masetto
  Le nozze di Figaro Figaro
Offenbach Les contes d'Hoffmann Four villains
Puccini La Bohème Marcello
    Schaunard
  Tosca Scarpia
  Turandot Ping
Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia Figaro
  La Cenerentola Dandini
  L'italiana in Algeri Taddeo
  Viaggio a Reims Don Alvaro
Stravinsky The Rake's Progress Nick Shadow
Tschaikowsky Eugene Onegin Onegin
Verdi Un ballo in maschera Renato
  Luisa Miller Miller
  Rigoletto Rigoletto
  La traviata Giorgio Germont
  Il trovatore Conte di Luna
Zajc Nikola Subic Zrinjski Levi

News

Into the winter with confidence!
Also in this season, the Croatian baritone shows off a wide palette of roles, starting on the stage of his parent house at Munich's Gärtnerplatz where until the end of this year Matija Meic can be seen and heard in no less than three productions. First he will make his role debut as the diabolical Nick Shadow in the new production of The Rake's Progress, which celebrates its premiere on October 7th, 2022 under the musical direction of Rubén Dubrovsky.
During November and December he will then again be on stage as jester Rigoletto in the revival of the staging by Herbert Föttinger, and in December he will as well again be embodying Father Peter in Hansel and Gretel in the well-known staging after Peter Kertz.

In January 2023 the show goes on in Italy, where on two nights he will be on stage at Teatro Fraschini in Pavia as Giorgio Germont/La traviata. 

Performance dates The Rake’s Progress:
October 7/9/13/15/21/23, 2022

Performance dates Rigoletto:
November 18/20/29 & December 5/17, 2022

Performance dates Hansel and Gretel:
December 15/19/27, 2022 as well as January 5/8, 2023

Performance dates La Traviata: January 12/14, 2023

Press

 

The Rake's Progress / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 10.10.22 / abendzeitung-muenchen.de


"der teuflische Nick Shadow von Matija Meic [lässt] das Blut in den Adern gefrieren" 

Tosca / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 23.06.22 / sueddeutsche.de


"mit großem Erfolg und Überzeugungskraft" 

Il barbiere di Siviglia / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 12.07.21 / apemusicale.it


"Con la sua grande voce dal timbro bronzeo e la sua presenza scenica gli hanno fatto ampiamente meritare gli applausi" 

Il barbiere di Siviglia / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 11.07.21 / merkur.de


"Matija Meic kann es in der Titelrolle locker mit Vorbildern und aktuellen Star-Kollegen aufnehmen" 

Il barbiere di Siviglia / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 10.07.21 / onlinemerker.com


"Singen ist für ihn keine Aufgabe, sondern pures geniales Vergnügen, in allen Registern beglückend." 

Il barbiere di Siviglia / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 09.07.21 / br-klassik.de


"Der kroatische Bariton Matija Meic ist stimmlich wie schauspielerisch ein wunderbar agiler Barbier" 

Liederabend / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 19.02.20 / Abendzeitung München via pressreader.com


"So eine Naturgewalt muss man erst einmal finden" 

La Bohème / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 10.05.19 / onlinemerker.com


"füllt den Kosmos einer weiten Bariton Stimme in allen Lagen souverän" 

La Bohème / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 05.04.19 / munichandco.blogspot.com


"livre un superbe Marcello avec un baryton puissant et sonore et une immense présence scénique" 

La Bohème / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 29.03.19 / sueddeutsche.de


"die stimmlich überzeugendste männliche Partie" 

La Bohème / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 29.03.19 / onlinemerker.com


"spielt und singt seinen Marcello überzeugend" 

Dantons Tod / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 13.10.18 / concerti.de


"erfüllt [...] glänzend alle musikalischen Voraussetzungen" 
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