Baritone Marko Kobal is a principal of the SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana (Slovenian National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana), where he has been engaged as a soloist since 1994. He studied at the International School of Singing (under Professors Marjana Lipovšek and Alfred Burgstaller), Ljubljana Secondary Music and Ballet School (under Professor Marko Bajuk) and the Opera Studio (under Professor Alenka Dernač Bunta).
He made his debut as Germont in La traviata. He has since then sung numerous supporting and leading baritone roles: Iago (Otello), Escamillio (Carmen), Renato (A Masked Ball), Germont (La traviata), Marcel (La bohème), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Belcore (The Elixir of Love), Lescaut (Manon), Prince Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades), Marco (Gianni Schicchi), Hermann (The Tales of Hoffmann), Knight (Ksenija), Count di Luna (Il trovatore), St. Brioche (The Merry Widow), Nabucco (Nabucco), Tonio, Taddeo (Pagliacci), Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana), Miller (Luisa Miller), Scarpia (Tosca), Amonasro (Aida), Leandro (The Love for Three Oranges), Gerard (André Chénier), Prince Igor (Prince Igor), Lescaut (Manon Lescaut) and Rigoletto in the eponymous opera by Giuseppe Verdi. He has appeared as guest singer in Split, Zagreb and Maribor as well as collaborated with various domestic and foreign orchestras. He has also recorded three CD's.
In 2014 he was awarded the Smerkolj Award, presented by the Slovenian Chamber Music Theatre, for his 25 year-long career in the arts.
Last updated in January 2017