born May 12th, 1936-
Jurij Reja's website
Jurij Reja was a leading tenor of the Ljubljana Opera House
during 1974-1998. His repertory includes: Il Barbiere di Siviglia,
Oedipus Rex, Manon, the bartered bride, Lucia di Lammermoor,
la Bohème, Fra Diavolo, Dimitrij, Simpleton and Shuisky in Boris
Godunov, Don Carlos, l'elisir d'amore, Werther and Faust. He is now over 62 years old and retired.
In his early career, he was also a "pop singer"- but in
the best sense of the word such as old French chansons
singers, for example Tino Rossi, Charles Trenet and so on. Reja
studied singing at the Ljubljana Academy of Music,
after the graduation there, he also studied with Anton
Dermota and Ksenija Vidali. Ksenija Vidali was later
the teacher of Janez Lotric.
In RA Format
I wish to thank Martin Ramor for the biographical notes.
I wish to thank Tom Silverbörg for the recording.