Boris Martinovich

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Boris Martinovich Basso Cantante and Artistic director

Boris Martinovich (27.08.1955.-) is famous American opera singer,bass-baritone. When he was 13 years old, he moved with his family from native Zadar (Croatia) to New York City, where he finished his education at the Julliard School of Music . While still a full scholarship student in New York's Julliard School of Music, he made his debut at Avery Fischer Hall in New York's Lincoln Center in L.Refice's "Cecilia", with famous Renata Scotto. prompting Bill Zakariasen to write in the New York Daily News, "BORIS MARTINOVICH is a 21 year old basso of prodigious potential".

Shortly after his first debue at Lincoln Centre, he made his Carnegie Hall debut ,following the successful appearances in the leading opera houses in the USA such as the San Francisco Opera, the Cincinatti Opera, the New York City Opera, the Baltimore Opera, the Washington State Opera etc.

In 1977. Boris Martinovich conquered the international operatic theaters, when, as a Metropolitan Opera' Regional Finalist, he was engaged by Gian Carlo Menotti' for the Spoleto Festival USA production of Tschaikovsky's "Queen of Spades" opposite famous soprano Magda Olivero, and the new production of Menotti's "The Consul" which was televised.Both of those productions were a huge success. Soon,he appeared in the most important opera houses in the world,such as La Scala Milano, Teatro Regio Di Parma, Vienna State Opera,Opernhaus Zurich,Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Paris Opera Bastille,Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Ópera Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Chile ,Bayerische Staatsoper in Munchen, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova etc. and concert halls such as Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York, Carnegie Hall New York,Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild Monaco, Musikverein Vienna etc.


Boris Martinovich recorded many CD's and DVD's.

CD with operas "Prince Igor" by A.Borodin' and "A Life for the Tzar" by M.Glinka with the Sofia Festival Orchestra, and Emil Tchakarov' conducting, have been highly acclaimed by the critics.Both oh them were released for the Sony Classical label, i. e. The first one won the prize GRAND PRIX ACADEMIE CHARLES CROS for Opera.

In 1997.He made a recording of "Don Giovanni" by W.A.Mozart,' with the 'Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana under the baton of Maestro Alain Lombard for Forlane records.This CD recording won the prize "Prix Gabriel Dussurgt-Orphee D'or".

With PLACIDO DOMINGO,he recorded "Il Guarany"' by C.Gomes, under the baton of Maestro John Nesching,released by Sony Classical'. Also available are CD and DVD of the Clovis at Clotilde" Cantata], with MONTSERRAT CABALLE, as well as a CD of "Les Huguentos", both released by Erato.

In 2003.his CD and DVD ''Love songs around the world'' with famous croatian pianist Goran Filipec was highly acclaimed by the critics.

In 2010. he recorded CD Boris Martinovich-Portrait,with Croatian Symphonic Orchestra,released by Croatia Records.[1]


Boris Martinovich collaborated with the most of the world-class opera singers,conductors and directors such as: the 3 tenors (Placido Domingo,Jose Carreras,Luciano Pavarotti), Samuel Ramey,Alfredo Kraus, Giuseppe di Stefano, Nicolai Ghiaurov,Chris Meritt,Francisco Araiza,Leo Nucci, Montserrat Caballe,Mirella Freni,Renata Scotto,Elena Obraszova,Grace Bumbry,Leontyne Price,Denyce Graves,Agnes Baltza,Shirley Verrett, Svetla Vassileva, Maria Devia ; conductors such as Maestro Claudio Abbado,Maestro John Nesching,Emil Tchakarov,Maestro Antoni Ros-Marba,Maestro Alain Lombard, Maestro Jean -Claude Casadesus ;directors such as Pier Luigi Pizzi ,Richard Foreman, Franco Zeffirelli, Grischa Asgaroff ,Alexander Pereira and many others.


Boris Martinovich is the Artistic Director of the ''Opera Morlacchi'' in Perugia,Italy, Artistic Director of La Primavera Opera Company in Los Angeles,CA, President of the 7Ars Association for the promotion of Art,Culture and Education , Board member of the 7Arts Company and Jury Chairman of the International Voice Competition Boris Martinovich.


Married to Diana Martinovich (43) -opera singer mezzo-soprano, professor of voice, director,manager and producer (married since 2012.- )

Children:Nina Martinovich (8y.),Victor Martinovich (6y.),Natasha Martinovic,Daniel Martinovic-Saavedra

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New York Daily News,1976; "BORIS MARTINOVICH is a 21 year old basso of prodigious potential"-Bill Zakariasen

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Prince Igor by Sofia Festival Orchestra / Sofia National Opera Chorus / Emil Tchakarov / Boris Martinovich / Stefka Evstatieva / Nicolai Ghiaurov / Nicola Ghiuselev / Alexandrina Milcheva-Nonova (Album; Elite Classics): Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list - Rate Your Music

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