Baritone Jože Vidic, a principal of the SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana (Slovenian National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana) studied singing at the Ljubljana Secondary Music and Ballet School under Prof. Jelka Stergar and perfected his knowledge at the Opera Studio of the Ljubljana Opera Theatre under Prof. Karel Jerič. While still studying, he became a member of the first cast of the Slovenian Chamber Choir, Chorus of the Ljubljana Opera Theatre as well as the Chamber Choir Ave, with which he received the Prešeren Fund Award in 1994.
In 2000 he became a permanent member of the soloist ensemble of the SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana (Slovenian National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana), where he has successfully created an enviable range of leading baritone roles: Lorenzo (Black Masks), Conrad (The Rhine Nixies), Eugene Onegin (Eugene Onegin), Marcel (La bohème), Valentin (Faust), Escamillo (Carmen), High Priest of Dagon (Samson and Delilah), The Husband (The Breasts of Tirésias), Silvio (I Pagliacci (Clowns)), Dr Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Gruden (Love Capital), Vladimir (Prince Igor), Pantalon (The Love for Three Oranges), Danilo (The Merry Widow), Gabriel Von Eisenstein (The Bat), Chansonette (The Nightingale of Gorenjska)… In 2002 he received a Scholarship of the Wagner Fund, allocated to him as a young and perspective singer.
Over the years the artist has also established himself as a successful concert singer, frequently welcomed on finest concert stages both at home and abroad. He has been thus regularly performing with renowned orchestras, led by prominent Slovenian and foreign conductors.
In 1996 he became a member of the leading Slovenian chamber vocal ensemble – the Slovene Octet, with which he has been regularly appearing in concerts at international festivals at home and abroad. He has been also the ensemble’s Artistic Director since 2008.
Baritone Jože Vidic was awarded the Prešeren Fund Award for his roles of Lorenzo in Black Masks and Gruden in Love Capital in 2013.