Sladjana Saric

Our Director

Sladjana Saric is the founder and director of Bel Canto Music Academy with both master's and bachelor's degrees in Flute Performance from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia. She is an accomplished opera singer and concert performer in both Europe and the United States, and is currently a member of the Grammy-winning Chicago Symphony Chorus and the Lakeside Singers. Sladjana earned her Master’s in Vocal Performance from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, Serbia, and she earned a specialization degree in Vocal Performance from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary in the class of opera star Eva Marton.

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10 Countries
20 Years
320 Concerts

Extremely musically intelligent and intuitively sensitive...

I first met Sladjana at Chicago Summer Opera in 2016 and was immediately impressed with how easily she negotiated the taxing role of Vitellia. She possesses a rich, dark-toned lyric spinto voice with an easy top of brilliance and focus and can also execute accurate and difficult coloratura with accuracy and aplomb. Her voice is absolutely tailor-made for the Italian repertoire with an evenness of tone throughout her entire range and an ability to sing luscious pianissimi coupled with an exciting, commanding timbre which is rare in a voice of her size. Extremely musically intelligent and intuitively sensitive to the demands of roles as diverse as Mimi to more dramatic and fiery roles such as Amelia (Un Ballo in Maschera), Tosca and Abigaille (Nabucco), she definitely has all the vocal ingredients to meet the challenges of her repertoire.

Elizabeth Byrne, Chicago Summer Opera

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