Mimica participated in the Accademia Rossiniana in 2014 where he sang Lord Sidney Il viaggio a Reims. He returned to the Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro in Summer 2015 as the Podesta La Gazza Ladra and in 2016 as Duglas La donna del lago in a new production directed by Damiano Michieletto conducted by Michele Mariotti, alongside Juan Diego Florez.
This season Marko’s engagements include Frère Laurent in Sasha Waltz’s production of Roméo et Juliette and Don Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia for the Deutsche Oper, Berlin; the title role in Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli; and he will debut at Bilbao ABAO as Alfonso d’Este Lucrezia Borgia; at the Teatro Massimo, Palermo as Escamillo Carmen, returning for Banquo Macbeth in a new production; at the Royal Opera House of Muscat, Oman as Mustafa L'italiana in Algeri; at the Palau de les Arts, Valencia in a new production of Lucrezia Borgia as Alfonso d'Este and make his debut at the Teatro Regio, Torino as Banquo Macbeth.
In the 2015/16 season Marko’s guest engagements included his debuts for the Aalto-Musiktheater Essen as Banquo Macbeth; the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona as Raimondo Lucia di Lammermoor; the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma as Alidoro in a new production of La Cenerentola; and for Opera di Firenze as Mustafà L’Italiana in Algeri.
As a member of the Ensemble at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin (2011-2016) his roles included the title role in Le nozze di Figaro; Raimondo Lucia di Lammermoor; Don Basilio Il barbiere di Sivigilia; Talbot Maria Stuarda; Escamillo Carmen; Pater Lorenzo I Capuleti e i Montecchi; Tschelio The Love for Three Oranges; Colline La bohème; Pistola Falstaff; Banquo Macbeth; Oroveso Norma and Ferrando Il Trovatore.
Marko made his Italian operatic debut at Teatro Mario del Monaco, Treviso performing the title role in Il turco in Italia, a role he later reprised for the Teatro Comunale di Ferrara. He also made his South American debut as Raimondo Lucia di Lammermoor at the Festival International de Opera Alejandro Granda in Lima, Peru in April 2015.
In 2008 Marko made his professional debut at the Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb as Papageno Die Zauberflöte. He continued to perform regularly in Zagreb until 2011, and his engagements included Leporello Don Giovanni; Dandini La Cenerentola; Kochubey Mazeppa (Tchaikovsky) and Padre Guardiano La forza del Destino.
On the concert platform, Marko made his debut at the BBC Proms in 2014 in a performance of Salome conducted by Donald Runnicles. Further appearances have included the Verdi Requiem with the Rundfunk Choir, Berlin and for the Deutsche Oper Berlin; Creon Oedipus Rex with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai in Torino, Modena, Ferrara and in Napoli with the Orchestra e Coro del Teatro San Carlo; Dvořák Stabat Mater with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Donald Runnicles and BBC National Orchestra of Scotland and with the RTV Croatian Symphony Orchestra and Choir he has performed the Mozart Requiem and Berlioz Roméo et Juliette.
In future seasons, Marko’s engagements include his return to the Deutsche Oper, Berlin; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona and the Rossini Opera Festival; he also looks forward to debuts at the Opéra national de Paris, Semperoper Dresden, Opera Las Palmas and the Teatro Real, Madrid.
Marko is a graduate of the Academy of Music in Zagreb, Croatia. He was a participant in the 2011 Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project, and reached the final of Cardiff Singer of the World in 2013.
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