Saša Čano

Bass opera singer Saša Čano, a principal of the SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana, was born in Slavonski Brod in Croatia. He made his debut in the role of Zuniga (Carmen) at the National Opera Theatre in Sarajevo while still studying solo singing under the mentorship of Prof. Blanka Kurpjel Danon at the Academy of Music in Sarajevo. He graduated in 1991 under Prof. Borislav Aleksandrov and soon became a soloist at the Croatian National Theatre Opera in Osijek.
Since 1995, he has sung - as a permanent member of the opera ensemble of the Ljubljana Opera Theatre - an impressive number of roles from the leading bass repertoire, such as Méphistophélès (Faust), Dulcamara (The Elixir of Love), Zaccaria (Nabucco), Ferrando (The Troubadour), Count Walter (Luisa Miller), Collin (La Bohème), Ivan Susanin (A Life for the Tsar), Rocco (Fidelio), Marcel (Les Huguenots), Kecal (The Bartered Bride), Don Pasquale (Don Pasquale), Basilio and Bartolo (The Barber of Seville), Geronte de Revoir (Manon Lescaut), The Water Goblin (Rusalka), Daland (The Flying Dutchman), King René (Iolanta), Gottfried (The Rhine Nixies), The King of Clubs and Woman Cook (The Love of Three Oranges), Konchak (Prince Igor), The Pharaoh of Egipt and Ramfis (Aida), Leporello (Don Giovanni) and many others.
In November 2008, he appeared at London's Cadogan Hall with the concert version of Donizetti's opera La favorita. He made his debut at the London Longborough Festival as Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni) in 2010, followed by the engagements as Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte (2011) and Sarastro in The Magic Flute (2012).
He also performed in Manaus (Brazil), at the famous Amazon Theatre with the Amazonas Philharmonic, and in Kaliningrad with the local Philharmonic Orchestra, at the concert of arias. He toured in Lebanon, appearing at the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut with Beethoven's 9th Symphony Bass Solo, at the Opera Theatre in Wroclaw (Poland) with Fidelio, Opéra de Rennes (France) as Dikoj in Janáček's opera Káťa Kabanová as well as in London, Hong Kong, Macau, Maribor, Zagreb, Rijeka, Pula, Split, Osijek, Novi Sad, Bolzano (Italy), St. Pölten (Austria), Winterthur (Switzerland) and Neheim (Germany) and Pécs and Baja (Hungary).

Last updated in May 2024