Margareta Matišić (mezzo-soprano). Her first successes begin during her student days where she sang the role of Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, performed in Hungary and Croatia and the role of Ottone from Agrippina by G. F. Händel. In 2018 she debuted at the Croatian National Theater “Ivan pl. Zajc” in Rijeka as Mistress Quickly in Falstaff by G. Verdi. Her debut at the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb follows in 2019 first in the role of Third lady in Magic flute by W. A. Mozart followed by roles of Suzuki from Madame Butterfly by G. Puccini, Marcellina from The Marriage of Figaro by W. A. Mozart, Mercédès from Carmen by G. Bizet, Mrs. Nolan from The Meduim by G. Menotti, Flora Bervoix from La Traviata by G. Verdi. She played the role of Maria Theresa in the musical “Trenk Cabare” which was performed at the Komedija Theater in Zagreb and in concert halls throughout Croatia.
In 2023, she made debut at the SNG Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, performing one of the greatest Symphonies by Gustav Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” conducted by maestro Kevin Rhodes. At the same time, in the same theater, she did the cover of Azucena from the opera Il Trovatore, by G.Verdi. In summer 2023, she made her debut at the Croatian National Theater Split at the Split Summer Festival, singing the role of Doma in the opera by Jakov Gotovac, Ero the Joker. In 2024 she continues her success by making her debut at the Ljubljana Opera as Charlotte in the opera Werther, J. Massenet.
In 2018 she was one of the finalists at the International Zinka Milanov Singing Competition in Rijeka, Croatia. In 2016 she qualified for the finals of the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Cape Town, South Africa.
In 2019 she performed as a soloist with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at the concert hall of Vatroslav Lisinski in Zagreb under the guidance of maestro David Danzmayr. In 2016 she performed a piece by Josip Štolcer Slavenski “Chaos and Religiophony” as a soloist with the Zagreb Music Academy Symphony Orchestra and the choir at Vatroslav Lisinski Music Hall in Zagreb, as well as at the Slovenian Philharmonics Hall in Ljubljana under the direction of conductor Mladen Tarbuk. She performed the same composition at the 43rd May Music Memorial in Čakovec under the direction of conductor Matija Fortuna. She has worked with conductors such as Marco Boemi, Roberto Gianola, Oleg Caetani, Nikša Bareza, Ville Matvejeff, Srba Dinić, Tomislav Fačini, Zoran Juranić, Marcello Mottadelli, Beatrice Venezi, Zsolt Hamar, Pyotr Vandilovsky, Josip Šego, Aleksandar Kalajdžić, Hari Zlodre and others.
She performed with the renowned Belarusian National Chamber Orchestra at Varaždin Baroque Evenings, at the Osijek Summer of Culture, Science Festival, Osijek Youth Summer, Vukovar Chamber Music Festival. In 2010 she was a member of the Osijek Chamber Music Ensemble. She has performed as a soloist and with ensembles in Croatia, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Italy, Spain, etc.
She graduated with honors in 2011 from the Academy of Arts in Osijek in the class of Professor Berislav Jerković. In June 2012 she received her Master’s degree from the same Academy thus gaining the academic tile of Master of Music. In 2010 she received the Dean’s award for her successful artistic work and academic achievement.
From 2015 to 2017 she continued her training under renowned prima donna Vlatka Oršanić at the Academy of Music in Zagreb.
In 2018 she participated in the International Ebe Stignani Singing Masterclass in Imola, Italy. She attended summer seminars on lied interpretation run by Professor Annemarie Zeller and Professor Gerhard Zeller, as well as the “Aestas Musica” (London) summer seminars on baroque music and dance organized in Varaždin.
She took part in the international singing seminar on the application of science of voice and technology in voice teaching run by Scott McCoy. In 2016 she attended a seminar in Zagreb run by Renata Pokupić. She also works as an educator. She has been teaching opera singing, chamber music and scenic movement at Varaždin School of Music since 2012.