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.
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.
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).
has been a guest singer at many opera houses in Europe, notably in
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.
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:
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.
is author of the book entitled "Challiapin against The Eiffel Tower".
October 1st 2002, Branislav Jatic is a freelance artist.