Srba Dinić



Srba Dinic was born in 1969 in Nis (Serbia). He attended the Belgrade Music Academy, where he studied piano and chamber music. He studied conducting with Wolfgang Ott in Germany. In 2001, Dinic was engaged as Principal Conductor at the Opera Berne by Maestro Miguel Gomez-Martinez. In 2004, he became Chief Conductor and since 2007 he has been the Musical Director of Opera Berne. He has conducted a great variety of operas including Manon, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Idomeneo, I Puritani, Andrea Chenier, Carmen, La Wally, Cavalleria Rusticana, Mazeppa, Eugen Onegin, Norma, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, La Forza del Destino, La Traviata, Macbeth, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Medea (Cherubini), Un Ballo in Maschera, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Die Fledermaus, Der Rosenkavalier, Der fliegende Holländer, Trois Oranges, and Rake’s Progress.


In the seasons of 2006, 2007 and 2008, Srba Dinic was invited to conduct Tosca, Madama Butterfly and Norma at the Staatstheater Stuttgart. In 2006, he made his debut at the Festival of Avanches (Switzerland) with Il Trovatore. He returned to Nis, Serbia to conduct Verdi’s Requiem in November 2007. Dinic has conducted a series of gala concerts with Agnes Baltsa in Switzerland and Italy, conducted the Wurttemberg Philharmonic Orchestra and Münchner Symphoniker. He also engaged in a series of gala concerts (Asia Tour) with Salvatore Licitra and conducted Bellini’s I Puritani in July 2009 Also, he led Tosca at Savonlinna Festival (Finland) conducting a Finale of the Savonlinna Opera Festival's International Opera Singing Competition. Further successful concerts were the series of gala concerts with Ramon Vargas in Switzerland and Germany with Wurttemberg Philharmonic Orchestra in 2009, the "open air" Aida, Carmina Burana in 2010, and La Gioconda in Palermo with Teatro Massimo in 2011.


Amongst the many orchestras with which Srba Dinic has collaborated are the Swiss Bern Symphony Orchestra, the Basel Symphony Orchestra, Avanches Festival Orchestra; the German Staatsorchester Stuttgart, the Wurttemberg and Essen Philharmonic Orchestras, Munich, Freiburg and Nürnberg Symphonic Orchestras, KHG Freiburg; the Spanish Orquestra di Valencia; in Italy Teatro Massimo Orchestra, Verona Symphony Orchestra; in Serbia the Belgrade Symphony Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Belgrade National Theater Orchestra, Nis Symphony Orchestra. He has also conducted the National Theater Orchestra in Croatia; the Taipei Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra; in Mexico the Palacio de Bellas Artes Orchestra, the Savonlinna Festival Orchestra in Finland, and Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.


Dinic has also been engaged as a concert pianist. He performed in Serbia with The Belgrade Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra Nis. He has been a guest in Italy, Norway, Sweden, Croatia and many other countries. He has been the leader of many choirs and chamber music formations and has worked as Assistant for Chamber Music at the Music Academy in Belgrade.


Recent successful projects were the performance of La Bohème in Bern broadcasted live on SF1, the premieres of Eugene Onegin in Aalto-Musiktheater Essen, Lucia di Lammermoor at the Opera Berne, and Carmen at the National Theater Belgrade, Jenufa at the National Theater Zagreb as well as Macbeth and Cenerentola in Bern. He gave concerts with Ramon Vargas in Budapest, Bern Symphony Orchestra, conducted the Palacio de Bellas Artes in a Verdi Gala Concert, Verdi’s Requiem and Carmen in Mexico City. He conducted the premiere of I Masnadieri as well as the revival of Eugene Onegin at the Aalto Theatre in Essen. In the season 2014/15, he conducted the premiere of Andrea Chenier at Staatstheater Braunschweig, and in the seasons 15/16 and 16/17 a series of productions in Mexico City.


As of season 2017/18, Srba Dinic is the new general music director at Staatstheater Braunschweig. His first projects there include the premiere of Verdi’s Don Carlo, Tosca, as well as symphony concerts and a bel canto gala.


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