BIOGRAPHY


The serbian mezzo sopran Marija Jokovic begun studying piano and solo singing at "Kosta Manojlovic" music High School. She continues solo singing at Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade in the class of Prof. Ljudmila Gross- Popovic during the 2002-2006 period. At the same time she studied italian language and literature at the Univerity of Filology of Belgrade. At the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna she finished postgraduate and master studies with top grades in the class of Prof. Gabriele Lechner, musical interpretation by Christoph Ulrich Meier and scenic interpretation by Paul Esterhazy and Beverly Blankenship.

In June 2015 Marija Jokovic sang the title role in the opera The Snow Queen of Sergej Banewitsch in the Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt under the patronage of Anna Netrebko. In the 2014/15 season, she sang Hansel in Hänsel and Gretel, Madllelle Dangeville in Adriana Lecouvreur and Blumenmädchen in Parsifal at the Tyrolean Landestheater in Innsbruck. On the 3rd and 4th Lech Classical Music Festival she was to be heard as Amor in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice and as Alto solo in Mozart's Requiem and Handel's Messiah.

In may 2014 she gave her debut at the Theater Heidelberg as Dorabella from "Così fan tutte" (W.A.Mozart).

In the season 2012/13 Marija Jokovic was part of the ensemble of the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerpen - Belgium where she sung Giunone in Agrippina (Haendel), Third Lady in the Magic Flute (Mozart), Fenena in Nabucco (Verdi), Blumenmadchen in Parsifal (Best Anniversary Wagner Production – Opera Awards 2014), Paquette in Candide (Bernstein) under the direction of conductors like Paul McCreesh, Thomas Netopil, Dimitri Jurowski, Eliahu Inbal. She jumped in to the 2013 Vlaamse Opera New Year Gala Concert instead of Marianna Pizzolato earning an amazing public success.

In the Theater Freiburg in July 2013 she sung the role of Altichiara in "Francesca da Rimini" (R.Zandonai) which was recorded for Naxos.

In 2012 she appeared in the role of Nancy in the production of Britten's "Albert Herring" in Innsbruck Landestheater (Austria) under the stage direction of Ks Brigitte Fassbaender.
At the Belcanto Festival in Germany "Rossini in Wildbad" she sung the title role in Rossini's "Adina" and Azema in "Semiramide" (recorded for Naxos) under the musical direction of Antonino Fogliani.

Since the beginning of her studies in Vienna at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (2007-11), she has sung in a lot of productions in Schloss Schönbrunntheater in Vienna in the following roles: Orfeo ("L'anima del' filosofo"- J. Haydn), Annio ("La clemenza di Tito"- Mozart), Aunt Max ("Walpurgisn8raum"-Mendelssohn: the Collage Opera). She also sung at the University productions: Idamante ("Idomeneo" - Mozart), Lola and Mamma Lucia ("La cavaleria rusticana" – P. Mascagni), Costanza ("L'isola disabitata" – J. Haydn), Celia ("La fedeltà premiata"- Haydn). In Studio Molier 2011 in Vienna she was performing Giulia from "La scala di seta" – G.Rossini. As a member of Opera Studio in the National Theater in Belgrade (2004-06) Ms.Jokovic sung: Fidalma ("Il Matrimonio Segreto" – D.Cimarosa) and in "Suora Angelica" from Puccini.

She participated at several festivals: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival in Putbus – Marstall as Dorabella ("Così fan tutte- Mozart); at the Summer festival in castle Weikersheim in Germany as Dorabella ("Così fan tutte") and in Serbia at the festival "Obzorje na Tisi" as The boy ("The boy who wasn't afraid of anything" D.Golemovic).

She has attended several Master Classes: by Nadezda Krasnaja in Belgrad, by Gabriele Lechner –"International Sommerakademie" in Reichenau an der Rax (Österreich), by Snezana Brzakovic und Prof. Riedl –"Oper Oder Spree" (Deutschland), by Brigitte Fassbänder at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. With Sir Simon Rattle she sung excerpts from the role of Brangäne from "Tristan und Isolde" (R.Wagner) at Workshop at the Musik Unversity of Vienna.

Ms. Jokovic was the winner of the International Opera Competition "Junge Oper Schloss Weikersheim" 2011 Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland, the winner of the International Oper Competition of "Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg" 2012, and the finalist of the International Audition Competition of Schlossoper Haldenstein 2009. She had numerous concerts and recitals with a different orchestras in Serbia, Italy, Germany, Austria, Belgium and South Korea.