Serbian baritone David Bizic studied at the New Israeli Opera Young Artist Studio and won second prize at the prestigious Operalia Competition in 2007.

This season sees his return to San Francisco Opera as Belcore, Elisir d’Amore. Recent seasons saw his returns to the Metropolitan as Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), to Dijon for a new production of Cosi fan Tutte, to Bordeaux as Belcore (L’Elisir d’Amore) as well as his debut with the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester as Sharpless, performances of La boheme (Marcello) in Japan, and concerts of César Franck’s Béatitudes with the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège.  

In 2021, he sang Marcello (La Bohème) at the Irish National Opera, but sadly other engagements including Escamillio, Onegin and Germont were cancelled due to the Covid pandemic.

Other engagements include Belcore, Esamillo and Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) in Toulon, Escamillo in Dijon, at the the Macareta Festival and in Tel-Aviv, Marcello at the Metropolitan Opera, the title-tole of Eugene Onegin in Metz and Reims, Lescaut (Manon Lescaut) at the Liceu in Barcelona.

As a member of the Paris Opera Studio, he took part in productions of Manon, Pelléas et MélisandeSaint François d’AssiseIl TrovatoreTristan und Isolde and From the House of the Dead. He was invited back as a guest to sing Masetto in Michael Haneke’s staging of Don Giovanni and several times as Leporello in that same production. Further invitations in Paris included Schaunard (La Bohème), Mathieu (Andrea Chénier) and Guglielmo (Cosí fan tutte).

Praised for his interpretation of Mozartien characters, he sang Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) in Angers, Nantes, Strasbourg, Toulon, Monte-Carlo, Bordeaux, Geneva, Ghent,  Publio (La Clemenza di Tito) in Avignon, Strasbourg, Montpellier, Masetto in Paris, Madrid and at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence Festival, Leporello (Don Giovanni) in Toulouse, Rennes, Montpellier, Moscow, Berlin, Valencia, Paris Opera, Los Angeles, Chicago and at the Wiener Staatsoper, Don Giovanni in Maribor and Rouen and  Il Conte Almaviva  (Le Nozze di Figaro) in Saint-Etienne.

Elsewhere, he sang Albert (Werther) and Schaunard (La Bohème) at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Eugene Onegin in Limoges, Belcore and Escamillo in Belgrade and Stockholm, The High Priest (Samson et Dalila), Créon (Oedipus Rex) in Strasbourg, Marcello and Zurga (Les Pêcheurs de Perles) in Bordeaux.

He made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2014 singing Albert in Werther alongside Jonas Kaufmann and reprised the role the following season, along with performances as Marcello.

His concert appearances include Fauré’s  Requiem, Schubert’s  A-flat Mass and Haydn’s  Nelson Mass with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra,  La Vida Breve in a concert version with the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Orchestre de Montpellier and the Orchestre de Bordeaux, Fauré’s Requiem with the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris / Accentus Choir for the Saint Denis Festival conducted by Laurence Equilbey and Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Serbian Radio TV Symphony Orchestra.

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