Principal Baritone of National Theater in Belgrade, Vladimir Andrić started his first operatic performance was the role of Montano in Verdi’s Otello which he learned and performed in just one day in 1994.
Since 1996, he has been a resident member of the National Theatre in Belgrade, where he also sings today as the principal baritone. Some of his major roles are Don Giovanni, Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), The Count (Le Nozze di Figaro), Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor), Rodrigo (Don Carlo), Germont (La Traviata), Belcore (L’Elisir d’Amore), Papageno (The Magic Flute), Eugene Onegin, Valentin (Faust), Escamillo (Carmen), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Marcello (La Boheme), Dandini (La Cenerentola) etc.
He sang the European premiere of the Robert Ward's opera “The Crucible”, as well as two first performances of Serbian works, “Mandragola” by Ivan Jevtic and “Mileva” by Aleksandra Vrebalov in which the role of Albert Einstein was written for him.
Important guest appearances were among others: Figaro in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” in the National Theatre in Sofia, as well as in Opera of Skopje, Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad and National Theatre in Kaunas; Germont in “La Traviata” in St. Petersburg Opera, Onegin at the festival in Rovigo and Ravenna, Italy, Don Giovanni in Portugal, Paolo in “Simon Boccanegra” in Skopje, Gaudenzio in “Il Signor Bruschino” in Zadar, Croatia.
He performed at the Irkutsk music festival in Russia for two years in the row, singing the role of Belcore and holding a master class in vocal technique and interpretation there.
He is also constantly working with young opera singers in Serbia.
When he tried crossing the genre borders, the critics and the audience praised highly his performance of the role of Inspector Javert in musical “Les Miserables” in Opera & Theater Madlenianum, comparing him to a serious drama actor.
In addition to his operatic career he performs at the concerts, where his repertoire includes songs and song cycles by Schubert, Schumann, Loewe, Strauss, Rachmaninov,Tchaikovsky as well as oratorios and cantatas by Bach, Faure, Brahms and Orff.
With two prominent serbian choirs, Collegium Musicum and Obilic he performed many years as a soloist in the concert halls of Hong Kong, Taipei, Mexico City, Venice, Athens, to name a few.
He won the first place at the International Jeunesses Musicales Competition in Belgrade and the third place at the George Enescu International Festival in Bucharest, where Mr. Ioan Hollander was the chairman of the Jury.
He received the Davidoff Award for the role of Dandini in Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” and the Commendation of the National Theatre in Belgrade for the same production.
Mr. Andrić graduated in solo singing from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, from the class of Professor Biserka Cvejic.