Vocalist - Baritone
About

Željko Lučić is today’s pre-eminent Verdi baritone. He regularly performs with the world’s leading opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Opéra National de Paris, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala, and San Francisco Opera. He has been acclaimed by Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times for his “warm, mellow and full-bodied” voice with “grave beauty and affecting emotional vulnerability”. The critic of New Yorker said of his Germont in La traviata: “I was startled by the utter smoothness of his delivery here, which went hand in glove with his humane presentation of the role—this was a Germont who was impossible to hate, his state of mind a complex mixture of paternal concern and bourgeois convention.”

Posted: Feb-12-2020
Latest News

The New York Classical Review has released a comprehensive list of the best in classical music this season, with clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein and baritone Željko Lučić being mentioned. Click through to see where these artists will be performing in the coming weeks.  

Posted: Oct-23-2018
Latest Acclaim

"As Macbeth on Wednesday evening, Lucic at his best produced the kind of authentic Verdian sound... His voice is dark, burnished, and resonant..."

— Musical America
Posted: Sep-27-2019
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