Sunday, 23 February 2020 at 20
Croatian Music Institute, Gundulićeva 6
S. Barber: Adagio for strings
R. Strauss: Four Last Songs
R. V. Williams: Concerto grosso for String
R. Fuchs: Serenade for Strings in D Major, Op.9, No. 1
Evelin Novak (born 1985 in Čakovec) is a Croatian soprano. Evelin Novak was born in Croatia. At the age of 12 she started her singing education, four years later she won two first prizes at International Competitions in Croatia. At the age of 17 she became the youngest student at the Music Academy in Graz. Afterwards she studied at the State University for Music and Drama in Stuttgart with Prof. Dunja Vejzovic, where she received her diploma in spring 2008.
From April 2009 until June 2011 Evelin Novak was holding a scholarship of the Liz Mohn Kultur- und Musikstiftung at the International Operastudio of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin. In the 2009/10 season she sang on the opera stage Servant in “Simon Boccanegra“, Berta in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia“ and Kate Pinkerton in “Madama Butterfly“. The season 2010/11 included additionally 1. Dame/“Die Zauberflöte“, Tebaldo/“Don Carlo“, Arminda/“La Finta Gardiniera“ and Die Vertraute/“Elektra“.
She gave her debut as Berta/“Il Barbiere di Siviglia“ at the Bayerische Staatsoper München in March 2010.
In summer 2011 Evelin Novak gave her debut with Saffi in “Der Zigeunerbaron” (director: KS Prof. Brigitte Fassbaender) at the Seefestspiele Mörbisch (recorded for TV and DVD).
Since season 2011/12 she is a member of Staatsoper Berlin, where she made her debut as Eurydike/”Orphé en Enfer” in December 2011, followed in season 2012/13 by her first Pamina/”Zauberflöte” , as well as the new production of Martin’s “Vin Herbé”, followed in 2014 by Jenny/”Mahagonny” (new production). Finally she also sang her first Violetta/”La Traviata” there.
In summer 2012 she made her debut as Michaela/”Carmen” at the opera festival of St.Margarethen, also recorded for DVD, the year after she sang her first Mimi/”La Bohéme” there. Further guest appearances led her to Graz (“Gasparone” and Barcelona Liceu (Micaela/”Carmen” production C.Bieito).
Evelin Novak is also a regular guest on numerous concert stages in Germany and her home country Croatia, e.g. with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra. In autumn 2011, she appeared with Dvorák‘s „Stabat Mater“ at Theater Heidelberg. She sang concerts under Daniel Barenboim at Berlin Philharmonie. She recorded “La Rondine” at Munich – Bayerischer Rundfunk.
Evelin Novak will stay member of Staatsoper Berlin also for the next years. Future plans also include her debut at Opéra Lyon.