Over the course of his still burgeoning career baritone Dimitrie Lazich has amassed significant credits both internationally and in the US, performing a number of leading roles. He debuted with the Pittsburgh Opera singing the role of Schaunard in LA BOHEME and most recently he returned to sing El Dancairo in CARMEN. He was praised for his “solid technique and sensitivity to the words, (along with) his excellent vocalism enhanced by a handsome presence and easy stage demeanor” as Danillo in THE MERRY WIDOW with the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Lazich made his professional European debut with the Staatsoper Stuttgart in their production of DOCTOR FAUSTUS and has performed with De Nederlandse Reisopera in LA TRAVIATA. In the UK, Lazich debuted with the Dorset Opera singing Zurga in LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES and with the Longborough Festival Opera as Escamillo in CARMEN. In the US he has performed the roles of Maximilion CANDIDE, Louis in Bolcolm’s A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Marco GIANNI SCHICCHI, Papageno THE MAGIC FLUTE, Three Villains THE TALES OF HOFFMAN, all with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, the roles of Marullo RIGOLETTO, Wagner FAUST and Lakai ARIADNE AUF NAXOS with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Erster Soldat SALOME with Cleveland Opera, Dandini LA CENERENTOLA with Skylight Opera Theater, and Laurent in Tobias Picker’s THERESE RAQUIN. With the Sarasota Opera, he performed Thomas Putnam THE CRUCIBLE, The Imperial Commissioner MADAMA BUTTERFLY, and Moralès CARMEN.
Mr. Lazich is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and The Curtis Institute of Music. Other professional training programs include the Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis and performing the roles Beaupertuis IL CAPPELLO DI PAGLIA DI FIRENZE, Guglielmo COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Sid ALBERT HERRING , Don Alvaro IL VIAGGIO A REIMS, Don Magnifico LA CENERENTOLA with Music Academy of the West, and Falke DIE FLEDERMAUS and Junius RAPE OF LUCRETIA with Opera Studio Nederland.
On the concert stage Mr. Lazich has performed solos in Faure Requiem, Duruflé Requiem, Haydn The Creation, Orff Carmina Burana, Mendelssohn Elijah, Handel Messiah, and Bach St. Matthew’s Passion. He was the featured soloist in pop’s concerts in The Netherlands where he performed works of Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Escamillo in CARMEN THE MUSICAL and role of Escamillo in the opera CARMEN all in the Royal Concertgebouw.