Vocalist - Baritone

Zeljko Lucic, 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, Zeljko Lucic served notice that he is one of today's pre-eminent Verdi baritones." In the 2015-16 season Lyric Opera of Chicago audiences will hear him in the title role of Nabucco, and he returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Scarpia in Tosca, Iago in Otello (also HD broadcast) and the title role of Rigoletto. In summer 2015 he sings Scarpia at Teatro alla Scala.


Posted: May-27-2015
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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 as the dark side of the love-triangle, bloodthirsty Count di Luna – a coarse but effective version of the standard but hard-to-find Verdi baritone."

— Arts Desk
Posted: Jul-6-2016
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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
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Posted: Mar-25-2016