"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|
|Tatiana||Eugene Onegin||P. I. Tchaikovsky||Cres Opera Festival, 2013.|
|Giuseppe Kashman Opera Festival, 2014.|
|Mimi||La Boheme||G. Puccini||Croatian National Theatre Osijek, 2014/2015.|
|Croatian National Theatre Zagreb, 2016/2017.|
|Cleopatra||Julio Cesare||G. F. Handel||SKOP organisation, Split, 2014.|
|Lucia||Lucia di Lamermoor||G. Donizetti||Barcelona Opera studio, A Tempo, Barcelona 2014.|
|Musetta||La Boheme||G. Puccini||Croatian National Theatre Zagreb, 2015.|
|Susanna||La Nozze Di Figaro||W. A. Mozart||Croatian National Theatre Zagreb, 2016./ 2017.|
|Lucy||Die Dreigroschenoper||K. Weil||Croatian National Theatre Zagreb, 2015.|
|Princess Ninetta||The Love For Three Oranges||S. Prokofiev||Croatian National Theatre Zagreb, 2017./2018.|
|Jelena||Nikola Šubić Zrinjski||Ivan Zajc||Croatian National Theatre Zagreb 2017.|
|Melka||Adel i Mara||Josip Hatze||Croatian National Theatre Zagreb 2017./2018.|
|Annina||La Traviata||G.Verdi||Croatian National Theatre Zagreb 2016.|
|First Nobleman of Brabant||Lohengrin||R. Wagner||Croatian National Theatre Zagreb 2012./2013.Croatian National Theatre Zagreb 2013./2014.|
|Erste Dame||Die Zauberflöte||W. A. Mozart||Croatian National Theatre Zagreb 2022.|
|Rosalinde||Die Fledermaus||Johann Strauss||Istrian National Opera Pula 2021.|
|Yvette||La Rondine||G. Puccini||Croatian National Theatre Zagreb 2021..|
|Jelena||Nikola Šubić Zrinjski||Ivan Zajc||Croatian National Theatre Zagreb 2022.|
|Adina||L Elisir D’Amore||G.Donizetti|
|Pamina||Die Zauberflöte||W.A. Mozart|
|Konstanze||Die Entführung aus dem Serail||W.A. Mozart|
|Magda||La Rondine||G. Puccini|
|Fiordiligi||Cosi fan tutte||W.A.Mozart|
|Konigin der Nacht||Die Zauberflöte||W.A.Mozart|
|Erste Dame||Die Zauberflöte||W.A.Mozart|
|Donna Anna||Don Giovanni||W.A. Mozart|
|Juliette||Capuleti e i Montecchi||V. Bellini|
|Elvira||I Puritani||V. Bellini|
|Donna Elvira||Don Giovanni||W.A. Mozart|
|Julietta||Romeo et Juliette||Ch. Gounod|
|Fiordiligi||Cosi Fan Tutte||W.A.Mozart|
|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)|
|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|
|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|
"It does not happen often, but when artist can convey his emotions through music to the audience who receives it gladly, that is when magic blossoms...exactly that happened on a recital of Tanja Ruždjak and Eva-Kirchmayer Bilić.."
Zdenko ŠulcNovi list
"In such a setting, light and rounded soprano of Tanja Ruždjak sounded nice."
Maja Stanetti, KLASIKA.hr
"Tanja Ruždjak, a young singer in the role of Mimi and also a guest in the premiere lining, had a precise performanse of the repetitive notes and the dramatic excitations of emotions in the duets. She has accomplished a really convincing role of Mimi. Her duet with Won Whi Choi was met with ovations."
"Tanja Ruždjak played charmingly the naïve, vulnerable Ninetta, the symbol of innocence, who comes out of the third orange.."
"The festival was concluded by soprano Tanja Ruždjak and pianist Božo Letunić. The kaleidoscopic program consisted of Bellini, Donizzeti, Tosti and Puccini arias was smoothly alternated with the works of Gershwin, Tijardovich and Léhar. Tanja Ruždjak has a warm and powerful voice with a uniquely wide range, wich easily copes with the most demanding of musical lines."
Lovran Classic festival/poduckun.net
"In the role of Mimi there was Tanja Ruždjak with her gentle colored soprano. Her Mimi was expressed melodicly inventive, dynamically emotional and veristically expressive (ranging from self-conscious Mimi in the first act to the severely ill in the fourth act)..."
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