2024

Josipa Bilić

Josipa Bilić is a Croatian soprano born in 1997. She studied at the Zagreb Academy of Music under Professor Lidija Horvat-Dunjko, and graduated in 2021. She currently participates in the Opera Studio of the Croatian National Theatre. Bilić is the winner of the 12th Froville International Baroque Singing Competition, where she also secured a recording deal with Ensemble I Gemelli. Her opera roles include Amore in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Ilia in Mozart’s Idomeneo, Papagena in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, and the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon.

Born in 1997

Soprano

Croatian

Pianist: Outi Nissi

Repertoire

Preliminary round

J.S. Bach

Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis BWV 21:  Szeufzer, Tränen, Kummer, Not

F. Schubert

Gretchen am Spinnrade Op. 2, D. 118

P. I. Tchaikovsky

Otchego (‘Why?) op.6 Nr.5

G. Charpentier

Louise: Depuis le jour

Semifinals

J. Sibelius

Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte

C. Debussy

Ariettes oubliées (Forgotten Songs):
1. C’est l’extase langoureuse

2. Il pleure dans mon coeur

3. L’ombre des arbres

4. Chevaux de Bois

5. Green (Aquarelle)

6. Spleen (Aquarelle)

G. Donizetti

Linda di Chamounix: O luce di quest anima

Final

J. Haydn

Scena di Berenice, Hob XXIVa:10: Berenice, che fai

C. Gounod

Romeo et Juliette: Juliette’s Poison aria

Competition performances

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