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While still a full scholarship student in New York's Julliard School of Music, the young croatian-born BORIS MARTINOVICH made his debut at Avery Fischer Hall in New York's Lincoln Center in Refice's "Cecilia", with Renata Scotto, prompting Bill Zakariasen to write in the New York Daily News, "BORIS MARTINOVICH is a 21 year old basso of prodigious potential".

BORIS MARTINOVICH burst upon the international scene in 1977. when as a Metropolitan Opera Regional Finalist, he was engaged by Gian Carlo Menotti for the Spoleto USA production of Tschaikovsky's "Queen of Spades" opposite Magda Olivero, and the new production of Menotti's "The Consul" which was televised.

Shortly there after, he made his Carnegie Hall debut and soon appeared in the leading opera houses in the USA such as the San Francisco, the Cincinatti Opera, the New York City Opera, and the Baltimore Opera, to name but a few of the musical cities that have acclaimed his performances.

In 1981 he was invited to make his European debut at Spoleto and soon appeared in the most prestigious Italian theaters: Parma (Semiramide, Romeo and Juliette, Lucia

di Lammermoor), Pesaro (Mose, Tancredi), Trieste, Roma, Napoli, and a tour of recitals in his native Croatia.

The same year he was singing the title role of Mose in Pesaro, he made his debut in Milano at the Piccola Scala in "Il Convitato di Pietra" as well as at the Paris Opera as Colline and Pharaon, with Samuel Ramey and Shirley Verrett.

"Carmen"
at the Vienna State Opera

Among his many varied stage appearances in recent time is the role of the Count in "Le Nozze di Figaro" in Nantes, in 90/91 "Carmen" at the Vienna State Opera, under Maestro Claudio Abbado, and the new production of "Don Giovanni" directed by Richard Foreman and conducted by Maestro Casadesus.

In Semptember "91", BORIS MARTINOVICH obtained his long term engagement at the Opernhaus Zurich and sang his first Onegin, Mustafa, and Sharpless on stage, apart from that he sang the Verdi "Requiem" in Lisbon, Mozart's "Requiem" in Lille, "Maddalena" by Prokofiev in Paris, a tour in Japan of the Verdi "Requiem" and Sharpless in "Madama Butterfly".

After making a spectacular debut in Santiago singing "Atilla" in October '92, he was immediately re-engaged for "Carmen" in June '93, January '94 and Aprill '94.