Croatian bass baritone Marko Mimica was born in 1987. After attending the Rossini Academy in 2014, interpreting Lord Sidney in Il Viaggio a Reims, he returned to the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro in the summer of 2015 as the Podestà in La Gazza Ladra and in 2016 as Douglas in La Donna del Lago.
Member of the Ensemble at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin (2011-2016), his repertoire also includes Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor; Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Talbot in Maria Stuarda; Escamillo in Carmen; Frate Lorenzo in I Capuleti e I Montecchi; Celio in L’amore Delle Tre Melarance; Colline in La Bohème; Pistola in Falstaff; Banco in Macebeth; Oroveso in Norma and Ferrando in Il Travatore.
In past seasons he also sang as Frère Laurent in Roméo Et Juliette for the Deutsche Oper in Berlin; the leading role in Le Nozze di Figaro at the San Carlo Theater in Naples and as Alfonso d’Este in Lucrezia Borgia in Bilbao and Valencia; Escamillo in Carmen and Banco in Macbeth at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo; Mustafà in L’Italiana in Algeri at the Royal Opera House in Muscat in Oman, Oroveso in Norma at the Philharmonic Theater in Verona, Lord Sidney in Il Viaggio a Reims and Banco in Macbeth at the Teatro Regio in Turin.
He recently performed in I Puritani and Luisa Miller in Barcelona, Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Amsterdam, La Favorite in Palermo, I Lombardi Alla Prima Crociata in Turin, Le Nozze di Figaro in Palm Beach, Rossini Stabat Mater at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall of New York, Aida at the Arena in Verona, La Forza del Destino in Modena, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia and Berlin, La CenerentolaA in Rome, Lucia di Lammermoor in Bilbao, L’Italiana in Algeri in Florence, Lucrezia Borgia in Bergamo, The Paria at the Barbican Hall in London, Anna Bolena in Liege.
Future commitments include Les Contes D’Hoffmann in Sydney, Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Turin, Simon Boccanegra and La Forza del Destino in Parma, Attila in Tenerife.
Marko graduated from the Academy of Music in Zagreb, Croatia. He participated in the Salzburger Festspiele’s Young Singers Project in 2011 and was among the finalists of the Cardiff Singer of the World in 2013.