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Erol Ramadanović, baritone

Erol Ramadanović was born on March 19th, 1990 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. After graduating from the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education in 2013, he enrolled at the Sarajevo Music Academy , Department of Solo Singing. After earning  his bachelor’s degree in 2017, he started working on his vocal technique with renowned Croatian bass-baritone Giorgio Surian. In 2020, he received his master’s degree from the Sarajevo Music Academy.

In 2018 he attended the ISA18 program as a scholarship holder (International Summer Academy of the MDW – Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien).

Past engagements at the National Theatre Sarajevo include: Papageno (cover) from W. A. Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” (season 17/18), Fiorello from G. Rossini’s „Il barbiere di Siviglia” and Schaunard from G. Puccini’s “La Boheme” (season 18/19), Kruschina from B. Smetana’s “The Bartered Bride” and Ben Upthegrove from G. C. Menotti’s “The Telephone” (season 21/22), and The Hedgehog from Z. Vauda’s The Hedgehog’s Home (season 22/23).

He also appeared as Ali Portuk from I. pl. Zajc’s “Nikola Šubić Zrinjski” at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb (season 21/22).

As part of his master’s exam, he performed the role of Uberto from G. B. Pergolesi’s “La serva padrona” at the “Majske muzičke svečanosti” festival held in Sarajevo, May 2019.

As for the more noteworthy concert activities, he sung baritone solo from Gabriel Fauré ‘s Requiem in D minor, Op. 48 at the aforementioned festival and also at the sacred music festival „Pasionska baština“ held in Zagreb, Croatia in 2019. In July 2022 he performed the roles of Escamillo and Morales at the series of concert performances of G. Bizet’s “Carmen” throughout Slovenia as part of George Pehlivanian’s Opera Academy .

He actively participated in masterclasses held by Ramon Vargas, Janez Lotrič, Michael Schade and Edith Lienbacher.

He is currently studying for his master’s degree in dramaturgy at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo.

Since October 2023, he has been Artist in Residence at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth.