Biography

Mezzo soprano Sanja Anastasia studied at the University of Music and performing Arts in Graz and Vienna, Austria. She was the prize winner of several international singing competitions such as Jeunesse Musicales in Belgrad, Enrico Caruso in Milano, Vincenzo Bellini, Caltanisetta, Italiy and Schloß Rheinsberg, Germany. She received her master degrees in 2005 and became freelance artist. She continued her study in Wien with Prof.Dr.Theodore Coresi and later with Mrs. Brenda Roberts in Germany.

During the last few years, Mrs. Anastasia raised up into well known international artist. Her repertoire comprehends roles of Verdi’s mezzo-soprano fach like Amneris in Aida, Ulrica (Un Ballo in Maschera), Azucena (Il Trovatore), Eboli (Don Carlo), Fenena (Nabucco), Maddalena (Rigoletto), but also Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana (P. Mascagni), La Principessa in Adriana Lecouvreur (F.Chilea), Judith in Bluebierd’s Castel (B.Bartok), Klytemnästra (Elektra) and Herodias (Salome) by R. Strauss, as well as title role of Carmen (G.Bizet) and others.

On the concert platform Mrs. Anastasia had worked with Belgrade Philharmony and Radio Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmony and Radio Orchestra, Sarajevo Philharmony, Brandenburg Philharmony, Moscow Philharmony, Cape Town Philharmony and Orchestra Fondazione Arena di Verona, as well as Frankfurt and Hof Symphonic and Tokyo Philharmony Orchestra.

She is performing with international known colegues, singers, conductors and stage directors in numerous theaters and festivals in Europe, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa, South Korea and Japan.

From 2011-2013 Sanja Anastasia was member of State Theater Mainz.

As Fenena in Nabucco and with maestro Placido Domingo in a title role, Mrs. Anastasia made her debut at well known Openair Festival Arena di Verona in Italy 2013 celebrating its 100th anniversary. Since than she has performed regulary in Verona as Amneris, Carmen, Ulrica and Fenena.

Her successful production of AIDA at Theater Coccia in Novara is released on DVD and broadcoasted on Classica TV Italia. Also released on CD rarely interpreted opera Princ of Homburg (H.W.Henze) in live recordings from State Theater Mainz in Germany.

Also diferent live recordings and TV broadcasts in South Corea, Japan, Bulgaria and Bosnia and Hercegovina.

In 2018 Mrs. Anastasia gave her Japan debut as Amneris in Aida production with Tokyo Philharmony under the baton of Maestro Andrea Battistoni and Nikikai Opera Foundation in Sapporo, Yokohama, Hyogo and Oita.

With Prokofiev’s cantata “Aleksandar Nevsky” and Mainz Simphony Orchestra, Mrs. Anastasia seccessfully returned to the stage of her hometown of choice and finished the year as Fenena in Nabucco with Opera Varna in Brüssel.

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the National Theater in Belgrade in 2019, Ms. Anastasia was a guest of honor at Verdi’s Aida, where in the role of Amneris she successfully celebrated her return to the big stage of her hometown.

Recently Mrs. Anastasia gave her german debut as Azucena at the Openair Festival ”Fortress Ehrenbreitstein” in Koblenz and also sang Verdi’s Requiem with Hof Simphoniker.

Her next engagements are Carmen at the Taormina Festival in Italy, gala concert and performances in Belgrade and Mainz, Azucena in Gozo (Malta), gala concert in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, Carmen in South Korea.