Past Events

Fauré: Requiem

Saturday 24th June 2017 – 7:30PM – Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
Janet Wheeler – Conductor
BOŽIDAR SMILJANIĆ- Bass-Baritone
Saffron Walden Choral Society

Scottish Opera 2017: Puccini: La Bohème (Schaunard)

La Bohème – Giacomo Puccini
9th May – 17th June 2017 in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Inverness
Mimì: Hye-Youn Lee & Nadine Livingston (16 May, 8, 13 Jun)
Rodolfo: Luis Gomes & Christopher Turner (16 May, 8, 13 Jun)
Marcello: David Stout
Musetta: Jeanine De Bique
Schaunard: BOŽIDAR SMILJANIĆ
Colline: Damien Pass
Alcindoro/Benoît: Jonathan Best

Berlioz: The damnation of Faust

Saturday 11 March 2017 – 7:30pm – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Performance with John Nelson, conductor and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir.
Toby Spence – Faust
Michèle Losier – Marguerite
Adam Lau – Mephistopheles
BOŽIDAR SMILJANIĆ – Brander

Sullivan: Yeoman of the Guard

Saturday 4 March 2017 – 7:00pm – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
John Wilson Conductor
Sarah Fox Elsie Maynard
Heather Shipp Phoebe
Benjamin Hulett Colonel Fairfax
Simon Butteriss Jack Point
Sir Thomas Allen Sergeant Meryl
BOŽIDAR SMILJANIĆ Wilfred Shadbolt

Dvorak: Stabat Mater

Saturday 19th November 2016 – 7:30pm – Hereford Cathedral
Performance with Geraint Bowen, conductor, the Hereford Choral Society and Hereford Sinfonia
Johane Ansell – Soprano 
Madeleine Shaw – Mezzo-Soprano 
Tom Raskin – Tenor 
BOŽIDAR SMILJANIĆ – Bass 

Glyndebourne Tour 2016:
Mozart: Don Giovanni
(Masetto)

Don Giovanni – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
15th October – 9th December in Glyndebourne, Milton Keynes, Canterbury, Norwich, Woking & Plymouth
Don Giovanni: Duncan Rock
Donna Anna: Ana Maria Labin
Don Ottavio: Anthony Gregory
Donna Elvira: Magdalena Molendowska
Leporello: Brandon Cedel
Il Commendatore: Andrii Goniukov
Zerlina: Louise Alder
Masetto: BOŽIDAR SMILJANIĆ

Vaughan Williams:
Five Mystical Songs

Saturday 23rd July 2016 – time tbc- Chichester Cathedral
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs as part of the Southern Cathedrals Festival
Charles Harrison (conductor)
Božidar Smiljanić (bass-baritone)

Garsington Opera:
Rossini:
L’italiana in Algeri
(Haly)

4, 6, 12, 15, 20, 23, 28 June and 2, 8, 10 July – 6.10pm – Garsington Opera at Wormsley
Conductor: David Parry
Director: Will Tuckett
Designer: George Souglides
Garsington Opera Orchestra & Chorus
Isabella: Ezgi Kutlu
Lindoro: Luciano Botelho
Mustafà: Quirijn de Lang
Taddeo: Geoffrey Dolton
Elvira: Mary Bevan
Zulma: Katie Bray
Haly: BOŽIDAR SMILJANIĆ

Handel: Alexander’s Feast

Saturday 23rd April 2016 – 7:30PM – Watford Colosseum, Watford
Michael Cayton (conductor)
Mary Bevan (soprano)
Alexander Pidgen (tenor)
Božidar Smiljanić (bass)
Louisa Duggan (harp)

Peter Hulsen: A celebration

Thursday 31st March 2016 – 7:30 pm – St John’s Waterloo – Free
A celebration of the late Peter Hulsen

Bach: St John Passion (German)

Tuesday 22nd March 2016 – Time tbc – Hereford Cathedral
Bach: St John Passion in German with Hereford Cathedral Choir
Geraint Bowen – Conductor
Gwilym Bowen – Evangelist
Božidar Smiljanić – Christus

Bach: St Matthew Passion (English)

Sunday 20th March 2016 – 6:30PM – Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church
JS Bach: St Matthew Passion with Jonathan Gregory, UKJapan Choir and Free Church Choir

Bach: St John Passion (German)

Saturday 19th March 2016 – 7:30PM – All Saint’s Church, Leamington Spa
St John Passion with Nigel Stark and the Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir

Bach: St John Passion (German)

Saturday 12th March 2016 – 7:oopm – Lincoln Cathedral
JS Bach: St John Passion with Jeffrey Makinson and the Choir of Lincoln Cathedral.

Handel: Messiah (arr. Lubbock)

Saturday 5th March 2016 – 7:30PM – St John’s Smith Square
Nardus Williams (soprano)
Roferick Morris (countertenor)
Christopher Turner (tenor)
Božidar Smiljanić (bass)

Handel: Messiah

Tuesday 22nd December – 7PM – Palma del Majorca
Handel’s Messiah with the Orquesta Sinfónica de las Islas Baleares under Pablo Mielgo.

Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Saturday 12th December 2015 – 7:30pm – Bishop’s Stortford Methodist Church
Bach: Christmas Oratorio (Parts I-III & VI)

Handel: Jephtha

Saturday 5th December – 7:30pm – Eye Parish Church, Suffolk
Bradley Smith (tenor)
Božidar Smiljanić (bass)

Tippett: A Child of Our Time

Saturday 28th November 2015 – 7.30PM – Albert Hall, Nottingham
Tippett: A Child of Our Time with the Nottingham University Choir and University Philharmonia

Fauré: Requiem

Wednesday 11th November 2015 – 7PM – Southwark Cathedral
Fauré Requiem and Mendelssohn’s “It is Enough” (Elijah) with Simon Over and the Malcolm Sargent Festival Choir

Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro

Friday 30th October, 7.00pm and Sunday 1st November, 4.00pm – Hackney Empire
Božidar Smiljanić performs the role of Figaro with RAO

Mozart: Requiem

Sunday 27th September – 7PM – The old Palace, Hatfield House
Mozart Requiem in D Minor, K.626 with Stephen Cleobury and the Choir of King’s College Cambridge

Tchaikovksy: Eugene Onegin (Highlights)

Saturday 12th September – 7pm – Dorchester Abbey
Concert performance of Eugene Onegin (Gremin) with John Lubbock and the Orchestra of St John’s at Dorchester Abbey.

Peter Hulsen Orchestral Song Award

Tuesday 30th June 2015 – 7:30pm – St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
This year’s winners, Soraya Mafi and Bozidar Smiljanic, sing luscious songs in the vaulted splendour of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Bach Cantata Tour: USA, Germany & UK

Saturday 13th June to Sunday 21st June 2015 – Boston/New York/ Thomaskirche, Leipzig/Dukes Hall, Royal Academy of Music
Bach Cantatas BWV 11 & 75 with Masaaki Suzuki (Conductor) as part of a joint project with the RAM/Kohn Bach Cantata Series and the Julliard School, New York

Walton: The Bear

Thursday 14th & Friday 15th May 2015 – 7pm – Sir Jack Lyons Theatre, Royal Academy of Music.
Walton: The Bear (Luka). Director: Daisy Evans. Conductor: Gareth Hancock. Božidar Smiljanić performs the role of Luka.
Popova: Anna Harvey
Smirnov: Henry Neill
Luka: Božidar Smiljanić

Dvorak: Stabat Mater

Saturday 9th May 2015 – 7:30pm – St Mary’s Church, Amersham
Performance with Ian Hooker, conductor, and the Amersham & Chesham Choral Society

Handel: Messiah

Sunday 3rd May 2015 – 7:30pm – Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
Handel: Messiah with the Inverness Choral Society
Harriet Eyley (soprano)
Claire Barnet-Jones (mezzo soprano)
Richard Dowling (tenor)
Božidar Smiljanić (bass)

JS Bach: St John Passion (German)

Saturday 25th April 2015 – 7:30pm – The Barbirolli Hall, St Clement Danes School, Chorleywood
JS Bach: St John Passion (German – Arias and Pilate)
Emily Vine (soprano)
Claire Barnett-Jones (mezzo-soprano)
William Blake (tenor)
Bozidar Smiljanic (bass)
Julian Gregory (Evangelist)
Richard Walshe (Christus)
Iain Ledingham (conductor)

Handel: Messiah

Tuesday 21st April 2015 – 7:30pm – St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich
Handel: Messiah with Thomas Primrose and the UAE Choir
Jenny Stafford (Soprano)
Tim Morgan (Countertenor)
Adam Temple-Smith (Tenor)
Božidar Smiljanić (Bass)

JS Bach: Cantata BWV 76

Sunday 19th April 2015 – 12pm – Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music
Performed as Part of the Academy/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series

Božidar Smiljanić – Bass-Baritone
Iain Ledingham – director
Rachel Podger – leader
Performed on period instruments

Mozart: Mass in c minor (The ‘Great’)

Saturday 28th March 2015 – 7.30pm – New Hall, Winchester College

Mary Bevan – Soprano 1
Kitty Whately – Soprano 2
Daniel Auchincloss – Tenor
Božidar Smiljanić – Bass

Schubert: Winterreise

22nd March 2015
Božidar Smiljanić and Thomas Primrose perform Schubert’s and Müller’s harrowing song cycle as
part of St Mary’s ‘Suffering & Sacrifice’ Lenten concert series.

Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress

12th & 16th March 2015
Tom Rakewell, suddenly possessed of an unexpected and substantial legacy, spends it on a life of luxury, prostitutes and gambling, and he ends up in the madhouse, Bedlam. Božidar Smiljanić performs the role of Nick Shadow.

GF Handel: Messiah (Five Performances)

1st, 2nd, 7th, 20th, 22nd & 23rd December 2014 – St John’s Smith Square, Stroud Subscription Rooms, Dorchester Abbey, King’s Place & SJE Arts, Oxford
Five performances of Handel’s Messiah with John Lubbock and the Orchestra of St John’s.

JS Bach: Cantata BWV 88

Sunday 30th November 2014 – 12pm – Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music
Performed as Part of the Academy/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series.

GF Handel: Messiah

Saturday 22nd November 2014 – 7:30 PM – Lincoln Cathedral
GF Handel: Messiah at Lincoln Cathedral with the Choir of Lincoln Cathedral

G Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

Monday 17th & Friday 21st November 2015 – 7PM – Sir Jack Lyons Theatre, Royal Academy of Music.
Royal Academy Opera production conducted by Peter Robinson & directed by William Kerley. Božidar Smiljanić performs the role of Betto.



Older events

GF Handel: Messiah at All Saint’s Church, Leamington Spa with Nigel Stark and the Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir (November 2014)

JS Bach: Cantata BWV 56 (Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen) with Iain Ledingham, Director and Margaret Faultless, Leader at Dukes Hall, Royal Academy of Music (Part of the Academy/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series) (November 2014)

F Schubert: Winterreise (private performance) (October 2014)

(Opera Scene) G Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (Bartolo) in the Sir Jack Lyons Theatre (RAM Opera Department Scenes directed by John Ramster). (October 2014)

A recital (MA DipRam final assessment) in the David Josefowicz Recital Hall at the Royal Academy of Music of Finzi’s Let us garlands bring, various lieder, opera arias and Handel oratorio arias.(September 2014)

A recital in Beaulieu Abbey, New Forest of opera arias and English Song with Garth Hancock (Piano) and other young artists from the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus: Lauren Fagan (Soprano), Sioned Gwen Davies (Mezzo-Soprano) and Oliver Johnston (Tenor). (July 2014)

Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Performed the role of ‘Captain’ in Eugene Onegin; Covered the role of ‘Police Commissioner’ in Der Rosenkavalier; Covered the role of ‘Doctor Grenvil’ in La Traviata. Performed in Chorus for Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin, Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, Mozart: Don Giovanni and Verdi: La Traviata (May – August 2014)

Somervell: A Shropshire lad with Iain Ledingham, Piano at St Mary’s, Amersham (part of the Amersham Music Festival). (May 2014)

JS Bach: St John Passion (German – Bass arias) with Andrew Abbott, John Keys and the Choir of St Mary’s Nottingham. (April 2014)

JS Bach: St John Passion (English – Bass arias + Pilate) with Leon Lovett, Conductor at Harlton Parish Church, Cambridgeshire. (April 2014)

JS Bach: Cantata BWV 106 (Actus Tragicus) with Iain Ledingham, Director at Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music (Part of the Academy/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series). (April 2014)

JS Bach: St John Passion (Christus & Arias) with Charles Harrison and the Choir of Lincoln Cathedral. (March 2014)

Mozart: Requiem and Puccini: Messa di Gloria with the Torbay Singers at St Matthias Church, Torquay. (March 2014)

Mozart: Requiem – Part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival in the church of St Martin in the Fields. (March 2014)

Royal Academy Song Circle recital of American song in the David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music (Barber op.10). (March 2014)

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (Prince Gremin) – concert performance with John Lubbock and the Orchestra of St John’s. (March 2014)

Royal Academy Song Circle Concert of Goethe Lieder by Schubert, Loewe, Schumann and Wolf in Bristol’s Colston Hall. (February 2014)

(Opera Scene) WA Mozart: Don Giovanni (Masetto) in the Sir Jack Lyons Theatre (RAM Opera Department Scenes directed by John Ramster). (February 2014)

Royal Academy Song Circle Schubertiade in the David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music. (February 2014)

JS Bach: Cantata BWV 65 with Iain Ledingham, Director and Margaret Faultless, Leader at Dukes Hall, Royal Academy of Music (Part of the Academy/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series) (January 2014)

GF Handel: Messiah at King’s Place with John Lubbock and the Orchestra of St John’s. (December 2013)

GF Handel: Messiah at Dorchester Abbey with John Lubbock and the Orchestra of St John’s. (December 2013)

Puccini: Messa di Gloria and Verdi: Banquo’s aria (Macbeth) with Michael Goldthorpe and the Lymington Choral Society at St Thomas’ Church, Lymington. (December 2013)

Excerpts from Handel’s Messiah at the Malvern Theatre, Great Malvern, with the People’s Orchestra. (December 2013)

GF Handel: Messiah at Malmesbury Abbey with John Lubbock and the Orchestra of St John’s. (December 2013)

GF Handel: Messiah at St John’s Smith Square with John Lubbock and the Orchestra of St John’s. (December 2013)

J Massenet: Cendrillon (Le Roi) conducted by Gareth Hancock (Royal Academy Opera production) at the Sir Jack Lyons Theatre, Royal Academy of Music. (November 2013)

Haydn: Harmoniemesse & Mozart: Un bacio di mano with Iain Ledingham and the South Bucks Choral Society at The Chapel, Royal Masonic School for Girls. (November 2013)

Haydn: Missa in Tempore Belli and Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man with Jeremy Backhouse and the Brandenburg Sinfonia at Guildford Cathedral. (November 2013)

JS Bach: Cantatas BWV 5 & 41 with guest conductor: Masaaki Suzuki at Dukes Hall, Royal Academy of Music (Part of the Academy/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series) (November 2013)

A recital at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, of Somervell’s ‘A Shropshire Lad’, various other English songs and Lieder with Céline Forrest (Soprano) and Rebecca Taylor (Piano). (November 2013)

A recital at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid with Céline Forrest (Soprano) and Rebecca Taylor (Piano). The varied programme featured the music of Handel, Somervell, Finzi, Warlock, Sullivan and Rodgers (October 2013)

(Opera Scene) WA Mozart: Don Giovanni (Leporello) in the Sir Jack Lyons Theatre, Royal Academy of Music (RAM Vocal Faculty Opera Scenes directed by Daisy Evans). (October 2013)

JS Bach: Cantatas BWV 10 & 158 (Der Friede sei mit dir) with Iain Ledingham, Director and Margaret Faultless, Leader at Dukes Hall, Royal Academy of Music (Part of the Academy/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series) (October 2013)

Purcell: Hail Bright Cecilia with John Lubbock and the Orchestra of St John’s at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. (October 2013)

2nd-15th July 2013 in Monaretto, Italy Opera summer school with Lella Alberg, Iain Ledingham and Katherine Bond. Performed role of Figaro in a scene from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Monterone in Verdi’s Rigoletto

A recital in the Chapter House of Lincoln Cathedral with Charles Harrison (Piano/Harpsichord). The programme featured the music of Purcell, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and a selection of English songs. (June 2013)

Verdi: Song repertoire as part of the the London Song Festival at St Pauls Church, Covent Garden, with Nigel Foster (piano). (June 2013)

A recital of Somervells ‘A Shropshire Lad’ and various other english songs by Vaughan-WilliamsFinzi, Rautavaara, and the late Richard Rodney Bennett at the Wren Library, Lincoln Cathedral. (June 2013)

Puccini: Messa di Gloria and Verdi: Banquo’s aria (Macbeth) in the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Amersham (May 2013)

JS Bach: Cantatas BWV 60 & 117 with Iain Ledingham, Director and Rachel Podger, Leader at Dukes Hall, Royal Academy of Music (Part of the Academy/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series) (April 2013)

JS Bach: St Matthew Passion (German – Bass arias) in the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Nottingham (March 2013)

JS Bach: B-minor Mass at St John’s, Smith Square with Paul Spicer, Conductor and the Whitehall Choir (March 2013)

JS Bach: St John Passion (English – Bass arias + Pilate) in Harlton Parish Church, Cambridgeshire (March 2013)

JS Bach: St Matthew Passion (German – Christus) in the Church of St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich (March 2013)

GF Handel: Israel in Egypt at Blackheath Halls with the Eltham Choral Society (March 2013)

John McCabe: Psalm Cantata (World Premiere), JS Bach: Magnificat and F Schubert: Mass in G with Jeremy Jackman and the English Baroque Choir in St John’s, Smith Square (March 2013)

JS Bach: Missa Brevis BWV 234 at King’s Place with Laurence Cummings and the Royal Academy of Music Baroque Orchestra (February 2013)

GF Handel: Messiah at Worcester Cathedral with the Worcester Choral Society. (December 2012)

JS Bach: Christmas Oratorio (Part I) and Cantata BWV 29 with Iain Ledingham, Director at Dukes Hall, Royal Academy of Music (Part of the Academy/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series) (December 2012)

GF Handel: Messiah at Hinde Street Methodist Church with the East London Chorus (December 2012)

GF Handel: Messiah at Lincoln Cathedral with the Choir of Lincoln Cathedral (November 2012)

Howard Goodall: Eternal light at Lincoln Cathedral with the Lincoln Choral Society (November 2012)

CV Stanford: Songs of the Fleet in Louth with the Louth Choral Society (July 2012)

F Schubert: Winterreise in Lincoln with Charles Harrison (January 2012); in Nottingham with John Keys (February 2012) and in London with Charles Harrison (June 2012)

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