BIOGRAPHY


Serbian mezzo soprano Marija Jokovic studied solo singing at Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade in the class of Prof. Ljudmila Gross- Popovic and at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna where she finished postgraduate and master studies with highest honors in the class of Prof. Gabriele Lechner, musical interpretation by Christoph Ulrich Meier and scenic interpretation by Paul Esterhazy and Beverly Blankenship. At the same time she studied Italian language and literature at the University of Philology in Belgrade.
In this season she sang Waltraute in Wagner ́s Walküre at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater in Oldenburg, and was the soloist in Händel's Messiah at the Kolarac Concert Hall and at the New Year ́s Concert in Sava Center hall in Belgrade, both with the Symphony Orchestra of Radio Television of Serbia.
In the season 2014/15 she sang the role of Hänsel in "Hänsel und Gretel", Mad.lle Dangeville in "Adriana Lecouvreur", Blumenmaedchen in "Parsifal" at the Tiroler-Landesthheater in Innsbruck (Austria) and the title role in the production of "Die schneekönigin" by S. Banewich in the Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt - under the patronage of Anna Netrebko. At 3. and 4. Lech classic music Festival in Austria Ms. Jokovic performed as Amor in Gluck ́s"Orfeo ed Euridice” and as an alto soloist in Mozart ́s Requiem and Händel ́s Messiah.
In may 2014 she gave her debut at the Theater Heidelberg as Dorabella in "Così fan tutte” and she sang the role of Altichiara in Zandonai ́s "Francesca da Rimini" at the Theater Freiburg which was recorded for CPO.
At the Kolarac Concert hall in Belgrade she sang the solo parts of Bach's Mass in B minor with the Symphony Orchestra of Radio Television of Serbia and in Sciacca in Sicily she was the soloist in Pergolesi ́s Stabat Mater.
In the season 2012/13 Marija Jokovic was part of the ensemble of the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerpen (Belgium) where she sang Giunone in Agrippina (Haendel), Third Lady in the Magic Flute, Fenena in Nabucco , Blumenmadchen in Parsifal (Best Anniversary Wagner Production – Opera Awards 2014), Paquette in Candide. She sang at the 2013 Vlaamse Opera New Year ́s Belcanto Gala Concert earning an amazing public success.
In 2012 she appeared in the role of Nancy in the production of Britten's "Albert Herring" in Innsbruck Landestheater under the stage direction of Ks Brigitte Fassbaender.
At the Belcanto Festival in Germany "Rossini in Wildbad" she sang the title role in Rossini's "Adina" and Azema in "Semiramide" which was recorded for Naxos Records.
At the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival and at the Summer festival in castle Weikersheim in Germany she performed Dorabella in Mozart ́s Così fan tutte under the direction of Bruno Weil.
  
She performed in a lot of productions at the Schloss Schönbrunn theater and Neue Studiobühne in Vienna singing: Orfeo in Haydns “Orfeo ed Euridice", Annio and Sesto in "La clemenza di Tito", Idamante in "Idomeneo" , Lola and Mamma Lucia in "La cavalleria rusticana" , Costanza in Haydn ́s "L'isola disabitata", Celia in Haydn ́s "La fedeltà premiata” and Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde. In Studio Molier 2011 in Vienna she was singing Giulia from Rossini ́s "La scala di seta”. As a member of Opera Studio in the National Theater in Belgrade (2004-06) Ms. Jokovic appeared as Fidalma in "Il Matrimonio Segreto" and in Puccini ́s "Suora Angelica”.
Conductors with whom she has collaborated include: Simon Rattle, Paul McCreesh, Dimitri Jurowski, Eliahu Inbal, Antonino Fogliani; Stage Directors include: MariameClément, Nigel Lowery, Tatjana Gürbaca and Brigitte Fassbaender.
She attended Master Classes with Brigitte Fassbaender in Wien, Raúl Giménez in Barcelona and Marijana Mijanovic in Belgrad.
Ms. Jokovic was the winner of the International Opera Competition "Junge Oper Schloss Weikersheim" 201, the winner of the International Oper Competition of "Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg" 2012, and the finalist of the International Competition of Schlossoper Haldenstein 2009 and of the the Franzisco Vinas competition. She had numerous concerts and recitals with a different orchestras in Serbia, Italy, Germany, Austria, Belgium and South Korea.