Tenor Dejan Maksimilijan Vrbančič graduated from the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade.
In 2003 he became a soloist and in 2011 a distinguished opera soloist of the SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana (Slovenian National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana). On this opera theatre’s stage he has created numerous soloist roles, among which are the following: Count Almaviva (The Barber of Seville), Vañá Kudrjaš (Kát'a Kabanová), Cassio (Otello), Narraboth (Salome), Count Alberto (Opportunity Makes a Thief), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Edwin (The Csárdás Princess), The Shepherd (The Shepherd), Jernej (Love Capital), Franjo (The Nightingale of Gorenjska), Alfred and Prince Orlofsky (The Bat), Truffaldino (The Love for Three Oranges), Camille (The Marry Widow), etc. He has also frequently premiered on foreign opera stages and festivals, singing leading roles in the operas by Rossini, Monteverdi, Poulenc and others.
In addition to opera singing, he has been also actively dedicating himself to appearing on concert stages. Thus he includes into his standard concert repertoire pieces by W. A. Mozart (Requiem, Coronation Mass, Great Mass in C minor …), G. F. Handel (Messiah), J. S. Bach (St John Passion, St Matthew Passion), L. V. Beethoven (Symphony No 9), G. Rossini (Stabat Mater), C. Orff (Catulli Carmina and Carmina Burana), A. Grechaninov (Liturgia Domestica), P. I. Tchaikovsky (Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom), F. Mendelssohn, I. Stravinsky, F. Schubert ... He has collaborated in numerous premieres of the pieces from Slovenian and foreign music heritage. Dejan Maksimilijan Vrbančič also boasts a number of important awards for his concert interpretations at various international festivals, some of which were recorded on CD's and DVD's. His career path took him to interesting collaboration with internationally renowned conductors and European professional opera and concert ensembles.
In the 2016/2017 theatre season he has appeared in the following roles: Count Almaviva (The Barber of Seville), Franjo (The Nightingale of Gorenjska), Prince Orlofsky (The Bat) and Don Ramiro (Cinderella).
Last updated in January 2017