An active opera, oratorio and concert singer, he has lived in Munich since the beginning of the 2011/12 season, where he belongs to the ensemble of the Bayerische Staatsoper.
Goran completed a Master's degree in Opera Studies at the Academy of Music, University of Zagreb under the tuition of Vlatka Oršanić. He is also completing his second Master's degree in Phonetics and Italian Language and Literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. His current voice teacher is Romualdo Savastano.
He started his music education at the School of Music in Karlovac, studying flute and solo singing (under the tutelage of Radmila Bocek). He continued with secondary music education at the School of Music Vatroslav Lisinski in Zagreb, studying with Bojan Pogrmilović.
In addition to his regular education, he has completed a number of professional courses, seminars and master classes with renowned musicians and voice coaches including Gerhard Zeller, Philip Pickett and Roberto Scandiuzzi. In the summer of 2011 he participated in the Young Singers’ Project of the Salzburg Festival.
A regular performer at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb since 2008, Goran Jurić has performed roles including Plutone and Caronte in Monteverdi’s L'Orfeo, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte and Suleiman the Magnificent in Zajc's Nikola Šubić Zrinjski. In 2011 he debuted in the role of Gran Sacerdote di Belo in a new production of Verdi's Nabucco at the Teatro dell'opera in Rome conducted by Riccardo Muti, and at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice as the Commendatore in Mozart's Don Giovanni. He returned to La Fenice in spring 2012 as Colline in Puccini's La Bohème.
Since 2011 as a soloist at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Goran’s roles have included Colline, Don Fernando in Beethoven's Fidelio conducted by Zubin Mehta, Biterolf in Wagner's Tannhäuser conducted by Kent Nagano, Il Re in Verdi's Aida, Capellio in Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Banco in Verdi's Macbeth conducted by Massimo Zanetti, Il Frate in Verdi's Don Carlos conducted by Zubin Mehta, Commendatore, Ferrando in Verdi's Il trovatore conducted by Paolo Carignani and Timur in Puccini's Turandot.
As a concert singer, his performances have included Stravinsky’s Les noces conducted by David Zinman in Zurich, Frère Dominique in Honegger's Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher, Händel's Dettingen Te Deum and Messiah, Charpentier's Te Deum, Mozart's Requiem, Haydn's Nelson Mass, Buxtehude's Membra Iesu Nostri, Schütz's Musikalische Exequien, Fedor Basmanov in Prokofiev's Ivan the Terrible and Bach's Weihnachts-Oratorium. In January 2012 he sang in operatic concerts in Hamburg and in the Alte Oper in Frankfurt to great acclaim.