Tanja Ruždjak

"Tanja has a warm and powerful voice with a uniquely wide range, which easily copes with the most demanding of musical lines."


Awarded and winner of several International vocal competitions (Janis Zabers, Latvia, Gabriela Benačkova, Czech republic, Allegro Vivo, Austria, IMC Maribor, Slovenia, Zagreb Philharmonic orchestra Award, Croatia..) makes her debute with La Boheme ( Mimi ) in Croatian Nation Theatre in Osijek (2014).

She has performed successfully in festivals and opera houses in Croatia and abroad (Italy, Austria, Slovenia, United States, Ireland, Australia, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Spain).Important festivals she took part are Gaetano Calido, Allegro vivo, Alpenrte, Tino Pattiera, Hvar summer Festival, Osor Music Evenings, Josip Kašman festival, Seviq festival and many others. 

Her edjucation includes finished Postgraduate study in voice on University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (Austria) in the class of prof. Claudia Visca (2019),   completed her Master's degree (2013) at Music Academy in Zagreb (Croatia) in the class of prof. Dunja Vejzović and her Bachelor in the class of prof. Martina Zadro (2012).

 She has worked with with renowned orchestras like Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Croatian  Symphony Orchestra, Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc, Sichuan Symphony Orchestra,The Zagreb Soloists, Croatian Chamber Orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Slovenian National Maribor Symphony Orchestra, Croatian National Theatre Orchestra.

International renowned conductors she has collaborated with are names like Pavle Dešpalj, Nikša Bareza , Loris Voltolini, Dimitry Vasiliev, Petar Valentovič, Lorenzo Passerini, Srboljub Dinić, Simon Robinson, Ricardo Estrada, Leopold Hager, Hans Graf, David Danzmayr, Ivo Lipanović , Tomislav Fačini,  Natalie Murray Beale,  Darijan Ivezić and others. 

She is  a member of Croatian Freelance Artists Association and had worked with renowned Croatian and international artists such as Simon Dešpalj, Nina Cosetto, Adela Golac Rilović, Gerhard Zeller, Silvano Zabeo, Paul Plummer, Eva Blahova, Mirella Freni, Jaume Aragall, Joelle Bouffa and others . Lied and concert rertiore is very important part of her sensibility and she reguraly performs and collaborates with pianists Lovro Marušić and Marcin Koziel and guitar trio Elogio and guitarist Pedro Ribeiro Rodrigues on international concert stages.

As a  concert singer she peformed important works like "Stabat Mater" (G.B. Pergolesi, A. Dvoržak), "Requiem" ( W.A. Mozart, G.Verdi), " A Midsummernight's Dream, Op. 21. ( F. Mendelssohn ), "Te Deum" (A. Bruckner), Symphony No. 9 ( Beethoven ) on concerts that were recorded and broadcasted on National TV like Bruckner's Te Deum for the 80th anniversary of Croatian Radiotelevision Choir. 

She has accomplisshed many different roles in European Opera houses and productions. Her repertoire includes Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), Violetta (La Traviata), Leonora ( Il Trovatore),  Mimi and Musetta (La Boheme), Liu ( Turandot), Michaela (Carmen), Rosalinde ( Die Fledermaus), Donna Anna and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Contessa ( Le Nozze di Figaro), Fiordiligi ( Cosi Fan Tutte), Magda ( La Rondine).


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Role Opera Author Time and location
TatianaEugene OneginP. I. TchaikovskyCres Opera Festival, 2013.
Giuseppe Kashman Opera Festival, 2014.
MimiLa BohemeG. PucciniCroatian National Theatre Osijek, 2014/2015.
Croatian National Theatre Zagreb, 2016/2017.
CleopatraJulio CesareG. F. HandelSKOP organisation, Split, 2014.
LuciaLucia di LamermoorG. DonizettiBarcelona Opera studio,  A Tempo, Barcelona 2014.
MusettaLa BohemeG. PucciniCroatian National Theatre Zagreb, 2015.
SusannaLa Nozze Di FigaroW. A. MozartCroatian National Theatre Zagreb, 2016./ 2017.
LucyDie DreigroschenoperK. WeilCroatian National Theatre Zagreb, 2015.
Princess NinettaThe Love For Three OrangesS. ProkofievCroatian National Theatre Zagreb, 2017./2018.
JelenaNikola Šubić ZrinjskiIvan ZajcCroatian National Theatre Zagreb 2017.
MelkaAdel i MaraJosip HatzeCroatian National Theatre Zagreb 2017./2018.
AnninaLa TraviataG.VerdiCroatian National Theatre Zagreb 2016.
First Nobleman of BrabantLohengrinR. WagnerCroatian National Theatre Zagreb 2012./2013.Croatian National Theatre Zagreb 2013./2014.
Erste Dame Die ZauberflöteW. A. MozartCroatian National Theatre Zagreb 2022.
Rosalinde Die FledermausJohann StraussIstrian National Opera Pula 2021.
YvetteLa RondineG. PucciniCroatian National Theatre Zagreb 2021..
JelenaNikola Šubić ZrinjskiIvan ZajcCroatian National Theatre Zagreb 2022.
Role Opera Author
AdinaL Elisir D’AmoreG.Donizetti
MichaelaCarmenG. Bizet
ViolettaLa TraviataG.Verdi
PaminaDie ZauberflöteW.A. Mozart
KonstanzeDie Entführung aus dem SerailW.A. Mozart
NeddaPagliacciR. Leoncavallo
MagdaLa RondineG. Puccini
FiordiligiCosi fan tutteW.A.Mozart
Konigin der NachtDie ZauberflöteW.A.Mozart
CendrilionCendrilionJ. Massenet
LiuTurandotG. Puccini
Erste DameDie ZauberflöteW.A.Mozart
Donna AnnaDon GiovanniW.A. Mozart
JulietteCapuleti e i MontecchiV. Bellini
ElviraI PuritaniV. Bellini
MargueriteFaustCh. Gounod
ManonManonJ. Massenet
Donna ElviraDon GiovanniW.A. Mozart
JuliettaRomeo et JulietteCh. Gounod
FiordiligiCosi Fan TutteW.A.Mozart
AminaLa SonnambulaV.Bellini
Author Composition
A.Vivaldi (1678-1741.)Gloria in D major, RV 589
J.S.Bach (1685-1750.)Magnificat in E-flat major, BWV 243a
Matthäuspassion, BWV 244b
G.F. Handel (1685-1759.)Laudate pueri Dominum HWV 237
Joshua, HWV 64
Messiah, HWV 56
G.B.Pergolesi (1710-1736.)Stabat Mater
J.Haydn (1732-1809.)Die Schöpfung (Hob. XXI:2)
Stabat Mater
W.A.Mozart (1756-1791.)Ah se in ciel, K.538
Basta, vincesti, K. 486
Bella mia fiamma, K. 528
Exsultate, jubilate, K.165/158a
Missa brevis in B- flat major, K.275/272b
Mass in C minor, KV.427
No , no, che non sei capace, K.419
Ch'io mi scordi di te? Non temer amato bene K.505
Requiem in D minor K.626
G.Rossini (1792-1868.)Stabat Mater
F. Schubert (1797-1828.)Mass No.2, D.167
G.Verdi (1813-1901.)Requiem
F.Mendelssohn (1809-1847.)A Midsummer Nights Dream: Op. 21
A. Dvořák (1841-1904.)Stabat Mater, Op.58
C. Orff (1895-1982.)Carmina Burana
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827.)The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125



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G. Verdi: E strano.. Sempre libera ( La Traviata )

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M. Legrand: What are you doing the rest of your life

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Johann Strauss- Klange der Heimat, Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus)us)

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