Sunday, August 10, 2014

Introducing Croatian Barihunk Leon Košavić

Leon Košavić
Leon Košavić performed his semi-final set today at the Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition. He performed Sibelius' Fågellek, a set of the Schubert Heine Lieder (Der Atlas, Ihr Bild, Das Fischermädchen, Die Stadt, Am Meer, and Der Doppelgänger, and Donizetti's Bella siccome un angelo from Don Pasquale. You can watch the entire performance HERE.

Leon Košavić began his vocal education at the age of twelve at the Academy of Music in Zagreb with Giorgio Surian. In 2011, he was awarded first prize at a Croatian national competition for students.

He made his stage debut as Moralés in Bizet's Carmen at the The Academy of Music and subsequently performed there as the Emperor in Stravinsky´s The Nightingale. He made his professional debut at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb as Papageno in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, where he subsequently performed Mr. McC in Introductions and Goodbyes by Lukas Foss and Masetto in Mozart's Don Giovanni.

In 2013, he was awarded the Audience Choice Award at a competition for young artists in Croatia.

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