Dusan Georgevic (Dušan Gjorgjević)

1909-1999

Georgevic 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.

Addition by Juan Dzazopulos

The name of Georgevic does not appear in Milan, Rome, Naples and Turin. As regards the supposed performances of Andrea Chenier in Milan sharing the role with Beniamino Gigli, the famous tenor did not sing Chenier in la Scala in 1938 and only appears singing one (1) performance in Castello Sforzesco (Milan) 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 Chenier in Milan’s Castello Sforzesco. It was Summer (August) and it may have been called a festival in Milan.
Dusan Georgevic singsPagliacci: O Colombina

Dusan Georgevic singsSadko: Ni sh'est' almazaf f kamnnyh pisherah (Song of the Indian Guest)

Dusan Georgevic singsCavalleria rusticana: O Lola

Dusan Georgevic singsManon: Le rêve

Dusan Georgevic singsL'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtive lagrima

Dusan Georgevic singsLa Traviata: Dei miei bollenti spiriti
Source for the bio, YouTube and Preiser.
I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the recordings (Elisir, Traviata).
Discography 

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

CD Preiser Records
Josip Gostic/Dusan Georgevic
Release date: 10.02.2009 

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