Tamara Banješević is a Serbian soprano currently living and working in Germany. Since season 12/13, Tamara Banješević is a part of the ensemble of the National Theater in Mannheim. There she can be heard as Ännchen in Der Freischütz, Nannetta in Falstaff, Giulia in Rossini’s La Scala di Seta, Pamina in Magic Flute for children, Tebaldo and Voce dal cielo in Don Carlo, Frasquita in Carmen, or as Ninetta in Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges. At the 2013 Easter Festival in Baden-Baden, Tamara made her very successful debut as a wicked sister Maguelone in P. Viardots Salon Opera Cendrillon, accompanied by members of Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and in 2015 she will be returning to the famous festival as a Milliner in “Der Rosenkavalier”, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, directed by Brigitte Fassbaender and accompanied by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. In summer 2014 she will be joining the Mozart Residency at the Aix en Provence Festival in France.
While still a student at the university, she gave a number of highly praised performances such as Barbarina in “Le nozze di Figaro” with GMD Dan Ettinger and Sand/Dewman in Humperdinckt’s “Hansel and Gretel” at the National Theater Mannheim, Susanna in “Le Nozze di Figaro” at E. T. A. Hoffmann Theater Bamberg; Anna Reich ”Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor” at Schloss Weikersheim under the baton of Peter Kuhn, and direction of Jakob Peters-Messer.
This young soprano has had the opportunity to gain concert experience at the venues like the Liederhalle Stuttgart and Beethovenhalle Bonn while performing R. Schumann’s Faust Scenes at the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart with maestro Helmuth Rilling and the SWR Orchestra Stuttgart; Heidelberger Frühling Festival, Opera d’Avignon and in 2014 at the Joseph Keilberth Saal – Konzerthaus Bamberg and Mozart Saal – Rosengarten Mannheim.
In her native Serbia, Tamara Banješević was rewarded with eight First Prizes in Serbian National Singing Competitions. In 2012 she won the First Prize at the 24th International Singing Competition in Marmande, France, as well as the Second Prize at the International Singing Competition of Opera Academy Baden-Baden and was a finalist at the 49th International Singing Competition in Toulouse, France.
Tamara Banješević holds a bachelor degree in music from the University of Music in Mannheim, Germany. Her talents are further honed in master classes given by Margreet Honig, Angelika Kirchschlager, Helen Donath, Thomas Hampson, Rudolf Piernay, Thomas Quasthoff and Wolfram Rieger and was a recipient of many awards including DAAD, Rotary Club, Lions Club, Bruno-Frey-Stiftung and the scholarship to participate in the Lied Academy of the International Music Festival Heidelberger Frühling.