During the 2011-2012 season, Jasmina Halimic performs the roles of Electra (Idomeneo), Nedda (Pagliacci), Violetta (La traviata) and Marguerite (Faust). Ms. Halimic joined the resident company last season, performing the title role in Anna Karenina and Mimì (La bohème). Ms. Halimic made her company debut as Magda in the company premiere of Puccini’s La rondineduring the 2009 – 2010 season.Other recent performances include a debut with the Missoula Symphony performing highlights from Suor Angelica and the “Inneggiamo” scene from Cavalleria Rusticana, the role of the Countess (The Marriage of Figaro) in her European debut with the Intermezzo Foundation (Belgium), Mimì (La bohème) with the Amore Opera, Hanna Glawari (The Merry Widow) with the Brevard Festival and Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) with the IUOT.
Ms. Halimic was a finalist and an award winner in such competitions as the Liederkranz Competition, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Palm Beach Opera Competition, Belvedere Competition, Queens Opera Competition, Bel Canto Competition and others.Equally at home on the concert stage, Ms. Halimic has performed the soprano solo in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and has made numerous appearances in recitals and gala concerts with the Pittsburgh Concert Society / Tuesday Musical Club, Queens Opera, Opera Tampa, among others.Ms. Halimic completed her graduate studies at Indiana University and is a student of the world renowned voice teacher Trish McCaffrey. Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ms. Halimic moved with her family to Pittsburgh as a teenager.
*Ms. Halimic’s residency is made possible, in part, by a fellowship grant from Don and Jan Schmidek.