Favola in musica (1607)
Music by Claudio Monteverdi
Libretto by Alessandro Striggio D. J.
La Musica | Messaggiera | Speranza
Swedish mezzo-soprano Katija Dragojevic studied at the Royal University College of Music in Stockholm and on the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In the 2003/2004 season she appeared as Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the ROH Covent Garden and the Shepherd in Tannhäuser at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. During the autumn of 2004 Katija Dragojevic returned to the Covent Garden as Siebel in Faust. Since then she has appeared as the Page in Salome at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, Lichas in Hercules with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie at the BAM in New York, which was also revived at the Barbican in London during the spring, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro in Luxemburg and Meg Page in Falstaff in Stockholm. The 2008/2009 season included Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte at the Bastille Opera in Paris as well as Varvara in Katya Kabanova at the Gothenburg Opera. During the summer of 2009 she sang Cherubino at the Salzburg Festival with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Daniel Harding. During the current season she has appeared in the same role at both the Norwegian Opera and the Royal Swedish Opera.
The upcoming season includes Lucretia in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at the Norwegian Opera and Angelina in La Cenerentola at the Finnish National Opera.
Katija Dragojevic made her debut at La Monnaie in Brussels in the autumn of 2000 as Krista in Janacek’s Makopuolos Case where she also has sung one of the Maids in Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf. She has appeared as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Dorabella in Così fan tutte and Varvara at the Scottish Opera, as Annio in La Clemenza di Tito at the Welsh National Opera, as Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel at Opera North and as Carmen on tour with the English Touring Opera. In her home country she has sang Dorabella at Folkoperan, Stockholm, La Tragedia and Venere in Peri’s Euridice at the Drottningholm Court Theatre and the title role in Provenzale’s Stellidaura at the Vadstena Festival under the leading of Stephen Stubbs and Paul O’dette.
In concert Katija Dragojevic appears in music ranging from early baroque to modern music. She has sung Annio in La Clemenza di Tito in a concert performance at the Edinburgh Festival and Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus in concert with the Swedish Radio Orchestra and Manfred Honeck. In 2000 she was the soloist at the Noble Prize Award banquet in Stockholm. Her concert repertoire includes sacred works by Bach, Handel and Mozart as well as Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn. The current season has included Bach’s Magnificat with the Gulbenkian Orchestra under the baton of Thomas Hengelbrock.
Katija Dragojevic has recorded M. Haydn’s Missa Sancti Hieronymi and Temete Dominum for BIS.