Evgenija Jeremić Performs At Kolarac Foundation Anniversary

By Dejan Vukosavljevic

On Nov. 17 the 141st Anniversary ceremony of the Kolarac Foundation took place at the Kolarac Endowment Building Big Hall in Belgrade,. Ilija Milosavljević Kolarac was a prominent figure in Serbia whose last will stated to bequeath all of his property to the people, in purpose of promoting science, art and culture in general.

After the initial ceremony finished, classical music and opera lovers had an opportunity to hear a concert by soprano Evgenija Jeremić. She had been awarded the title of the best young artist in 2018, by the Association of Music Artists of Serbia. During the concert, she performed a program consisting of “Six Songs” by Edvard Grieg, “Three Sonnets of Petrarch” by Franz Liszt, and “Venezia” by Reynaldo Hahn. The event turned into one hour of pure enjoyment, as the young soprano displayed a beautiful, silvery sound, with shining and impeccable top notes. Her diction was excellent and her facial expressions revealed her own inner happiness over the musical voyage through space and time.
Jeremić has performed several title roles at the National Theater in Belgrade and Serbian National Theater in Novi Sad including Violetta Valery in Verdi’s “La Traviata,” Rosalinde in J. Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus,” Desdemona in Verdi’s “Otello,” Mimi in Puccini’s “La Bohème,” as well as title roles in two rarely performed operas by Serbian composers Koštana in the opera “Koštana” by Petar Konjović, and Stanka in the opera “At Dawn” by Stanislav Binički.
Jeremić is also an avid concert performer who has performed with several major orchestras including the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Choir and Symphonic Orchestra of the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation, Belarusian State Philharmonic, State Opera Plovdiv Orchestra and Opera Braşov Orchestra.
She is set to perform the role of Micaela in Bizet’s opera “Carmen” in Tokyo on February 16, 2020.