Baritone Slavko Savinšek was born in Belgrade. He studied singing at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad under Professor Biserka Cvejić. When he moved to Ljubljana, he perfected his knowledge under supervision of Prof. Ksenija Vidali Žebre. He has been a soloist in the SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana (Slovenian National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana) since 1996, and a distinguished soloist since 2008.
He made his debut as Lescaut in Manon, and later on created many other leading baritone roles: Figaro (The Barber of Seville), Morales (Carmen), Valentin (Faust), Count Boni (The Csárdás Princess), Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Miller (Luisa Miller), Count Almaviva (The Marriage of Figaro), Marcello and Schaunard (La bohème), Count Nevers (Les Huguenots), Prince Ivan (Kaschey the Deathless), Theatre Director (The Breasts of Tiresias), Leandro (The Love for Three Oranges), Emanuel Schikaneder (The Impresario), Dr Falke and Orlofsky (The Bat), Robert (Iolanta), Silvano (A Masked Ball), Homonay (The Gypsy Baron), Cascada (The Merry Widow), etc. He has been also performing as a concert singer.
In the 2016/2017 season he sang the roles of Morales (Carmen), Dr Falke (The Bat), Schaunard (La bohème), Count Almaviva (The Marriage of Figaro), Chansonette (The Nightingale of Gorenjska) and Dandini (Cinderella).
Last updated in January 2017