The Croatian bass
Goran Jurić was born in 1983 and studied
at the Music Academy of the University of Zagreb with Vlatka Oršanić.
In 2005 he won the First Prize at the State Vocal Competition in
Dubrovnik, and in 2010 the Second Prize at the International
Mikuláš-Schneider-Trnavský Competition in Trnava (Slovakia), where
he also was awarded the special prizes of the opera houses in
Bratislava and Prague; this was followed by a First Prize at the
International Iris-Adami-Corradetti Competition in Padua.
At the Croatian
National Theater in Zagreb, Goran Jurić has already been heard in
the roles of Plutone and Caronte in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo
as well as Sarastro in Mozart’s Die
Zauberflöte. He sang the bass solo in
Orlando Jacinto García’s Transcending
Time at the Zagreb Music Biennial in
2009 and Colas in Mozart’s Bastien und
Bastienne at the Epidaurus Festival in
Cavtat (Croatia) in 2008. In the summers of 2008 and 2009, he made
guest appearances at the Dubrovnik Festival as Polyphemus in Handel’s
Acis and Galatea.
In March 2011 he made his debut at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome as
the High Priest in Verdi’s Nabucco
conducted by Riccardo Muti.
On the concert
podium, Goran Jurić has been heard as Frère Dominique in Honegger’s
Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher,
as Ivan in Berislav Šipuš’ Osorski
plač, in Schubert’s Mass in E flat,
Handel’s Dettinger Te Deum and
in Charpentier’s Te Deum,
Haydn’s Nelson Mass,
Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu nostri,
and as Fyodor Basmanov in Prokofiev’s Ivan
the Terrible, among others.