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Jatic was born in Novi Sad, on the 9th of March 1956.

Since 1977 Jatic has been one of the leading soloist of The Opera of The Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad. He has sung over sixty roles - in Serbian and in original languages - in operas by Italian, French, German, Russian and Yugoslav composers. Of particular notice are the roles of: Kecal (in The Bartered Bride, by B. Smetana); Galitzky and Konchak (in Prince Igor, by A. Borodin); King Rene (in Iolanthe, by P. Tchaikovsky); Philip (in Don Carlos, by G. Verdi); Agata (in Viva la Mamma, by G. Donizetti); Zaccaria (in Nabucco, by G. Verdi), Sarasto (in The Magic Flute, W. A. Mozart); Guardian (in The Force of Destiny, by G. Verdi)...

As a member of his theatre resident opera house Jatic performed during many visiting tours throughout the former Yugoslavia and abroad, particularly in Romania, Hungary and Italy. Jatic was appointed the Artistic Director of The Opera of The Serbian National Theatre in two terms of office.

He has been the author and, also, the translator of a large number of published papers about the art of opera. His translations also include the librettos of two of Tchaikovsky's operas (Iolanthe and The Maid of Orleans) and of one by Rimsky-Korsakov (Mozart and Salieri). He also was the producer of the opera The Barber of Sevilla by G. Rossini at The Serbian National Theatre in the season 1991/92. Jatic was invited guest singer at all opera houses of former Yugoslavia.

His international career started in 1986, with the role of Sparafucil (in Rigoletto, by G. Verdi) at The Summer Festival in Szeged (Hungary), Skopie May Operatic Festival (Macedonia), followed by invitations to sing at the festivals in Zvolen (Slovakia), Constanza (Romania) and Bregenz (Austria) and Irina Arkhipova Invites in Cheliabinsk (Russia).

He took part in the great project of Aida performance in Hong Kong, with The Orchestra of The Beijing Opera and The Chorus of Hong Kong Philharmonic, with the soloist Ruzha Pospish Baldani (Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb), Peter Wimberger (Vienna Staatsoper) and Leoni Michel and Franco Bonanome (Metropolitan Opera House).

Jatic has been a guest singer at many opera houses in Europe, notably in
- Banska Bystrica (Slovakia), role of Dulcamara in The Love Potion, by G. Donizetti;
- Bratislava (Slovakia), The National Opera of Slovakia, role of Baltazar in La Favorita, by Donizetti, and that of Raimondo in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor;
- Brno (The Czech Republic), The Theatre "Leos Janacek", role of Ramfis in Aida, by G. Verdi;
- Moscow (Russia), The Theatre "Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko", role of Rene in Iolanthe by P.I. Tchaikovsky;
- Athens (Greece), The National Opera of Greece, role of Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra, by G. Verdi;
- Budapest (Hungary), The National Opera of Hungary, role of Zaccaria in Nabucco, by G. Verdi and the principal role in Mefistofele, by Boito;
- Ruse (Bulgaria) role of Zaccaria in Nabucco, by G. Verdi;
- Trieste (Italia), The Theatre "Verdi", role of Zaccaria in Nabucco, by G.Verdi;
Kiev (Ukraina), The National Opera of Ukraine, role of Zaccaria in Nabucco, by G. Verdi and that of Prince Ivan Khovansky in Khovanshchina, by M. Mussorgsky;
- Bucharest (Romania), The National Opera of Romania, role of Zaccaria in Nabucco, by G. Verdi, etc.

On his own, or with the companies of the above opera houses, Jatic has been a guest singer in Austria, France, Cyprus, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Macedonia, Russia, Italy, Ukraine, Hungary, Slovakia, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, Belarus, Mongolia and Kazakhstan.

Branislav Jatic also performs as a concert singer. Besides an extensive repertoire of songs, he also performs as a member of greater ensembles, those including soloists, chorus and orchestra. This part of his repertoire includes:
R. Bruchi, Voivodina, cantata;
T. Hartig, The Flowers of Evil, cantata for a bass solo, chamber orchestra, choir and percussion instruments;
S. S. Mokraniac, Liturgy;
A. Gretchaninov, Liturgia domestica;
J. S. Bach, G Minor Mass;
W. A. Mozart, C Major Mass (Coronation Mass);
L. van Beethoven, Missa solemnis;
A. Dvorak, Requiem;
E. Tabakov, Requiem;
G. Verdi, Requiem.

He has been one of the authors and performers of the concert project "The Four Slav Basses" in Belgrade, with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and guest conductor Vladimir Kozhuhar (in September 1997); and in Moscow, with the Russian State Radio and Television Orchestra, conducted by Igor Golovchin, The Russian State Academic Chorus "A. V. Sveshnikov", conducted by Igor Rayevski, and with the soloist L. Boldin, V. Pivovarov, and a bass singer of international reputation N. Giuselev (Metropolitan, Covent Garden, La Scala). This project has been concieved as a tribute to the memory of Feodor Ivanovich Chaliapin.

Jatic's performances were recorded by The Radio and Television of Novi Sad, and The State Radio and Television Companies of Hungary and Austria, respectively.

As a guest concert singer he performed abroad in Lugansk, Ukraine (a recital), in Bratislava, Slovakia (a concert of opera pieces, with Slovakian Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ondrei Lenart, and with Peter Dvorsky, a tenor singer with high international reputation).

Jatic was a member, or vice president, of the jury at the international singers competitions "I. Patorzhynski" in Lugansk (Ukraine), "M. Lysenko" in Kiev (Ukraine), "I. Alchevsky" and "Alcevsky Debut" in Alchevsk and Kharkov (Ukraine), "Mikhail Glinka" in Cheliabinsk (Russia) and "Byl-Byl" in Baku (Azerbaijan).

He also does vocal teaching.

Jatic has been granted four times The Annual Award of The Serbian National Theatre for best performance in the respective seasons (the role of King Rene in Iolanthe by Tchaikovsky, Philippo II in Carlos by Verdi, and that of Mamma Agata in Viva la mamma by Donizetti, and Mephisto in Faust by Gounod.). On the occasion of his twentieth anniversary of succesful work he was granted The October Award of the city of Novi Sad, for his achievements in the fields of culture and art (1997). He was also granted "Jovan Djordjevic" Gold Medal for his contribution to the improvement of the art of opera performance in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Jatic is author of the book entitled "Challiapin against The Eiffel Tower".

Since November 1st 2001, Branislav Jatic is a soloist of The Belgrade National Theatre Opera.

Since October 1st 2002, Branislav Jatic is a freelance artist.

Since 2004, Branislav Jatic become again a leading bass soloist in The Serbian National Theatre (Novi Sad, Serbia).

1. IV 2004: Laureate of
Silver Order for the great results in operatic art.

Medal of the International Association of Musicians



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