Vocalist - Baritone
About

Željko Lučić, a native of Serbia, continues to garner acclaim for his performances of the dramatic baritone repertoire in the world’s leading opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, San Francisco Opera, and L’Opéra National de Paris. For his appearance in La forza del destino with San Francisco Opera, the Financial Times declared, “with this Don Carlo, Željko Lučić served notice that he is one of today’s pre-eminent Verdi baritones.” 

Posted: Oct-20-2016
Latest News

Tenor Placido Domingo canceled his Nabucco performance at the Vienna State Opera scheduled for Friday for personal reasons, according to the opera house in Vienna. Baritone Zeljko Lucic will replace Domingo in the performance.

Posted: May-26-2015
Latest Acclaim

"Željko Lučić gave a convincing portrait in the title role, one with which he is by now quite familiar. He has a lean, gristly baritone, which suited well for his brooding interpretation, a man with little joy in life save his beloved daughter. His most brilliant moment came in Act II’s 'Cortigiana, vil razza dannata,' as he spat fire at his tormentors before breaking down into a heartrending plea for mercy."

— New York Classical Review
Posted: Jan-21-2017
Latest Recording
In June 2008, Giuseppe Verdi temporarily replaced Richard Strauss as the presiding genius at Dresden's Semperoper as baritone Zeljko Lucic, soprano Diana Damrau and tenor Juan Diego Flórez came together for a new production of Rigoletto, directed by Nikolaus Lehnhoff and conducted by Fabio Luisi, chief conductor of the Semperoper, Dresden, General Music Director-elect of the Zurich Opera, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera.
Posted: Oct-25-2010
Latest Video
Posted: Mar-25-2016