College Artistic Staff: Vocal Arts: Opera Theatre: Vocal Coaching
Djordje Stevan Nesic’s performances have been described as artful, assertive, sensitive and quietly virtuosic, and his career highlighted by recital, concerto, chamber, and collaborative performances, both in the U.S. and internationally. He strives to promote music addressing contemporary, social justice, and human rights issues.
Upcoming, Djordje will lead and conduct the productions of Mozart’s La finta giardiniera and Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis at MSM, as well as Ana Sokolovic’s Svadba at the Peabody Conservatory. Recent engagements include leading Ana Sokolovic’s Svadba at MSM, a world premiere of She Who Dared by Jasmine Barnes and Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton with ALT, recitals in Belgrade, Serbia, and a return to Opera Saratoga. Recently, he appeared with the Berkshire Opera Festival, Carnegie Hall in NYC, Kolarac Hall in Belgrade, the Prototype Festival in NYC, the KotorArt Festival in Montenegro, the Serbian Cultural Center in Paris, and the Caixa Cultural in Brasilia. With a group of his students from Carnegie Mellon University, he presented four concerts in Belgrade, Serbia, including the staged premiere of the opera Svadba by Ana Sokolovic.
Recordings include Marc Blitzstein’s The Cradle Will Rock on Bridge Records, Ricky Ian Gordon’s Ellen West on Bright Shiny Things, and Opera America Songbook. Other venues include Lincoln Center, the United Nations General Assembly Hall, the Mann Performing Arts Center in Philadelphia, FUJI TV in Japan, the Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood Festival, Glimmerglass Opera, Houston Grand Opera, the Greenwich Music Festival, and the Phoenicia Voice Festival.
He is a citizen of both the U.S.A. and Serbia. Formerly a faculty member of Carnegie Mellon University School of Music, he currently teaches at Manhattan School of Music and SUNY Purchase Music Conservatory.
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