ARTIST FEATURE: From Los Angeles to Vienna, from Berlin to Ljubljana, meet Jure Pockaj, the incredible Slovenian Baritone! We are excited to have him...
Jure Pockaj is considered to be one of the most recognizable baritones between Central and Southern Europe by international critics and media. For his performance at the Hans Gabor Belvedere competition, Andy Willing wrote, "Perhaps more noticeable with baritones is the necessity to control vibrato, lest it interfere with pitch. Jure Pockaj mastered the application of tasteful vibrato, giving us ‘Bella siccome un angelo’ Donizetti Don Pasquale in a lovely gentle timbre and superb intonation. His bass register has ample projection, and his physical drama makes him an entertaining performer to watch."
The highlights of his 2019/2020 engagements were Miller from Luisa Miller at the Slovene National Theatre Ljubljana and title role inDon Giovanni at Vienna Opera Festival. Toby Purser, conductor“Don Giovanni makes immense demands on a singer, and I am so happy to be collaborating with Jure on these performances. He is an ideal, collaborative musician, bringing the perfect combination of elegance, ruthlessness and charisma to the role, as well as a passionate and thrilling vocal performance. This has been our first time working together, but I hope the first of many opportunities in the future.”