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Domen Križaj

Baritone

Domen Križaj
© Barbara Aumüller

The Slovenian baritone Domen Križaj studied music and medicine in Ljubljana and joined Salzburg's 2013 Young Singers Project. During the 2021/22 season in Frankfurt he can be heard as Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Sharpless in a new production of Madama Butterfly and the Herald in Lohengrin, a role he sang for the first time at the 2021 Tirol Festival in Erl. During his first season in Frankfurt he sang Albert in Werther and Lescaut in Manon Lescaut. He has also appeared here in recital, in the Holzfoyer and on the main stage. He sang Eugene Onegin at the 2016 Sommeroper Alden Biesen and in Massenet's Werther at Croatian National Opera in Rijeka. He was a member of Theater Basel's Opera Studio from 2017-2019, during which time he sang roles including Purcell's King Arthur, Viktor Ullmann's Der Kaiser von Atlantis and Sharpless in Madama Butterfly. His repertoire also includes Baron Douphol in Verdi's La traviata, Sam in Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, Albert in Dai Fujikura's Goldkäfer / Golden Beetle and the Médecin in Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande. While a member of the Ensemble in Basel in 2019/20 he sang Marcello (La Bohème) and in Al gran sole carico d’amore and La mère coupable. This young artist is much sought-after for concert work, appearing regularly with orchestras including the Vienna Philharmonic and Camerata Salzburg, and recitals. Domen Križaj has won prizes at many competitions, including 2nd prize at the 2019 Bertelsmann Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition in Gütersloh.