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Bojan Knezevic returns to Island City Opera in the title role of Donizetti’s comic opera, Don Pasquale in January, 2017.
In 2015, Bojan made his debut with Island City Opera in the title role of Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino. The SF Chronicle writer and founder of San Francisco Classical Voice, Robert Commanday said of Bojan’s performance, “Bojan Knezevic, in a stellar performance as Bruschino, made a run at the kingdom of the late great baritone buffissimo Renato Capecchi”.
Former Adler Fellow and Merola alumnus Bojan made his San Francisco Opera debut as Marquis D’Obigny (La Traviata) in 1995 and has since appeared with the Company in a number of roles, including Harašta (The Cunning Little Vixen), Dulcamara (L’Elisir d’Amore), and, as Haly (L’Italiana in Algeri).
More recently Bojan has appeared in West Edge Opera’s Lulu, and, as the title role in Opera Parallele’s Wozzeck.
Career highlights include Frosch (Die Fledermaus) with Lyric Opera of Chicago; Benoit and Alcindoro (La Bohème) with Vancouver Opera; Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor) with Opera Santa Barbara; the Four Villains (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) with Sacramento Opera and Fort Worth Opera; Narumov (The Queen of Spades) with the National Symphony (Washington D.C.); and the title role of Le Nozze di Figaro with the New National Theatre in Tokyo.
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