(actually Dušan Đorđević)
Serbian tenor who began his operatic career in 1936 at the Zagreb
Opera in the title role in Andrea Chénier with Zinka Milanov
as Maddalena, followed by other roles in that theatre.
He also sang in 1938 at the Milan Festival What is the Milan Festival?, alternating
with Gigli as Chénier.
He subsequently appeared in Italy
where he sang leading roles in Tosca, La bohème, Rigoletto,
Il trovatore and Andrea Chénier.
In 1948 the tenor recorded
an album for Decca/London consisting of six operatic arias,
also issued on ffrr 78 rpm discs.
In addition to his career as a singer, he was also successful as an engineer and served the US Army for 24 years. In America he continued to sing concerts until 1964.
The name of Georgevic does not appear in Milan, Rome, Naples and Turin.
As regards the supposed performances of Andrea Chénier in Milan sharing the role with Beniamino Gigli, the famous tenor did not
sing Chénier at La Scala in 1938 and only appears singing one (1) performance at Milan's Castello Sforzesco on August 7, 1938 with
Elena Gatti Porcinai and Gaetano Viviani. Then, Gigli went home (Recanati) to rest and in October, Gigli traveled to USA.
It is possible (I cannot confirm it) that Georgevic sang some other performances of Chénier in Milan's Castello Sforzesco.
It was summer (August) and it may have been called a festival in Milan.
Sources for the bio: YouTube and Preiser. Addition by Juan Dzazópulos.
| Dusan Georgevic sings||Cavalleria rusticana: O Lola
In RA format
In RA format
I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the recordings (Elisir, Traviata).
London/Decca 1949,LPS.79 Six sides with Alberto Erede conducting the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Fidelio with Fricsay conducting as the First Prisoner, live recording, Geneva 1951
CD Preiser Records
Josip Gostič/Dušan Georgević
Release date: 10.02.2009