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, Scarpia/Tosca, Miller/Luisa Miller, and Nick Shadow/The Rake’s Progress, as well as 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. Further recent highlights were Giorgio Germont/La traviata at Teatro Fraschini in Pavia, Italy as well as his debut as Renato/Un ballo in maschera in Split, Croatia - the latter also he took over on short notice at Stadttheater Klagenfurt.

Projects at his parent house in Munich in season 2023/24 include a new production of Otto Nicolai’s Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor/Herr Fluth (Staging: Brigitte Fassbaender) as well as revivals of La bohème, Hänsel und Gretel and Il barbiere di Siviglia.

In addition, Meić can be heard as Rigoletto at the Zagreb Opera and as a soloist at different concerts in Croatia.


Artist Manager
Ingunn Sighvatsdóttir
Artist Manager 
Mobil: +49-173-2 067 821


Repertoire Concert

Bach, J.S. Christmas Oratorio
  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
Mendelssohn Elijah (Elijah)
Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine
Mozart Coronation Mass
  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
  Le nozze di Figaro Figaro
Offenbach Les contes d'Hoffmann Four villains
Puccini La Bohème Marcello
  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
Wolf-Ferrari Il segreto di Susanna Count Gil
Zajc Nikola Subic Zrinjski Levi


Home game as jester!
Matija Meic slips into the clown costume again; on three evenings he can be experienced as the court jester Rigoletto in Verdi's opera of the same name at the Croatian National Theatre in his native Zagreb.
Performance dates: 28.10., 04.11. and 09.11.2023

At his parent house at Munich's Gärtnerplatz, during this season he will be on stage in the revivals of La Bohème /Marcello and Hänsel und Gretel /Peter, among others.
Performance dates La Bohème:
11/19/25/29 November & 01/08 December, 2023
Performance dates Hansel and Gretel:
30 November & 03/05/06/10/17/23/26 December, 2023
as well as 01/04 January, 2024



Luisa Miller / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 08.05.23 / Abendzeitung München

"verströmt als guter Vater Miller geradezu körperlich spürbare Wärme" 

The Rake's Progress / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 10.10.22 /

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

Tosca / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 23.06.22 /

"mit großem Erfolg und Überzeugungskraft" 

Il barbiere di Siviglia / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 12.07.21 /

"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 /

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

Il barbiere di Siviglia / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 10.07.21 /

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

Il barbiere di Siviglia / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 09.07.21 /

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

Liederabend / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 19.02.20 / Abendzeitung München via

"So eine Naturgewalt muss man erst einmal finden" 

La Bohème / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 10.05.19 /

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

La Bohème / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 05.04.19 /

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

La Bohème / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 29.03.19 /

"die stimmlich überzeugendste männliche Partie" 

La Bohème / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 29.03.19 /

"spielt und singt seinen Marcello überzeugend" 

Dantons Tod / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 13.10.18 /

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