Dalibor Jenis


Dalibor Jenis studied at the Bratislava Conservatory, as well as at the Accademia Italiana in Osimo/Italy; he has been awarded several prizes in International singing competitions, such as the Alfredo Kraus competition and, in 1990, the ‘Belvedere’ competition in Vienna.

He is still widely considered one of the best Figaro interpreters of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, a role he has performed with many theatres, Paris, Hamburg, Vienna, Berlin, Frankfurt, Verona, and will also perform in the future, for example again at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, at the New National Theatre in Tokyo, among others.

Other acclaimed roles include Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Valentin in Faust, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Lescaut in Manon Lescaut, Marcello in La bohème, Onegin in Eugene Onegin, Jeletzki in Pique Dame, Conte in Le nozze di Figaro, the title role in Don Giovanni.

In addition to the above he also performed roles of the Verdian repertory, such as Posa in Don Carlos (taking part at the season opening of La Scala Milan in December 2008), Renato in Un ballo in maschera (at the Staatsoper Berlin, Royal Opera House Covent Garden London), Conte di Luna in Il Trovatore at the Opera Oviedo, his debut in 2011 as Iago in Otello in Hamburg and just recently Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff.

In 2009 and early 2010 he sang Eugene Onegin at the Staatsoper Vienna, La bohème at the Opéra Bastille in Paris, La Traviata at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Il barbiere di Siviglia in Paris and Hamburg as well as at the Arena in Verona. Commitments in the 2010-2011 season included Valentin in Faust at La Scala Milan, Le nozze di Figaro in Paris, Eugene Onegin at the Staatsoper Hamburg as well as at the Los Angeles Opera conducted by James Conlon.

In 2012 he debuted in the role of Ford in Falstaff at Covent Garden in London. Recent and future engagements incude his debuts in the role of Cavalier Belfore in Un giorno di regno in Bilbao, Nabucco in Antwerp, Macbeth in Cagliari and Ezio in Attila at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.