David Bižić

He studied archaeology but at the same time he pursued vocal singing education and in 2000 he started studying voice at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem with Bibiana Goldenthal. He later continued his education with International Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI) and apprenticed with the Israeli Opera YAP and Paris National Opera - Atelier Lyrique program. He has participated in numerous master classes and concerts in France, Israel, New York and Japan working with José van Dam, Teresa Berganza and Gabriel Bacquier among others.

Bizic’s career first garnered international attention in the role of Masetto in two critically acclaimed productions of Don Giovanni by Michael Haneke in Paris opera and Dmitry Tcherniakov in Aix-en-Provence Festival. He later revived both of those productions, now in the role of Leporello. As an interpreter of Mozart roles, most notably Don Giovanni, Leporello, Almaviva and Figaro Le Nozze di Figaro, he has performed in Paris Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Los Angeles Opera, Teatro Real, Bolshoi Theatre, Bordeaux, Geneve, Ravinia Festival, Valencia, Toulouse, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Montpellier, Rennes, Rouen, Aix en Provence, Nantes and Strasbourg.

Other career highlights include his Metropolitan Opera debut as Albert in Werther, Albert at the Royal Opera House, debut at the Liceu Barcelona as Puccini’s Lescaut Manon Lescaut, Marcello and Sharpless La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte at Paris Opera, Eugene Onegin at Limoges, Metz and Tel Aviv, Enrico Lucia di Lammermoor at Toulon Opera, Zurga Les pêcheurs de perles at Bordeaux, Escamillo Carmen in Tel Aviv and Stockholm Opera and High Priest of Dagon Samson et Dalila in Royal Swedish Opera. 

Bizic is a winner of the second prize from Operalia, The World Opera Competition in 2007 and Paris Opera AROP Prix Lyriques in 2005.