Dusan Georgevic

(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 at 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 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 7th, 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 singsPagliacci: O Colombina

Dusan Georgevic singsSadko: Ne schest almazov v kamennykh pishcherakh

Dusan Georgevic singsCavalleria rusticana: O Lola

Dusan Georgevic singsManon: En fermant les yeux

Dusan Georgevic singsL'elisir d'amore: Una furtiva lagrima
In RA format

Dusan Georgevic singsLa traviata: Dei miei bollenti spiriti
In RA format


- London/Decca 1949, LPS.79 Six selections (see above)
  with Alberto Erede conducting the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
- Fidelio with Ference Fricsay conducting, as the First Prisoner
  live recording, Geneva 1951

CD Preiser Records
Josip Gostič/Dušan Georgević

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