Mila Vilotijevic, soprano
Mila Vilotijevic was born in Belgrade, where she graduated with honors at the Department for solo singers of the Belgrade Academy of Music with Irina Arsikin. She continued in the same University to study for two more years obtaining the master’s degree.
In 1989 she graduated in singing at the "Luigi Cherubini" Conservatory of Florence, under the guidance of Renata Ongaro, and she also obtained a diploma in chamber music under the guidance of Liliana Poli.
Winner of numerous competitions and scholarships, she then perfected herself in several European countries - in addition to Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Austria and Germany - studying among others with Elly Ameling, Julia Hamari, Galina Vishnevskaya, Sena Jurinac, Lora Fisher, Irwin Gage, Giorgio Favaretto and Wolfgang Gammerith.
Since very young, Mila Vilotijevic has performed in various operatic roles and concerts, with a vast repertoire ranging from symphonic music of Masses and Oratories to baroque music, lieder and contemporary music.
In addition to an intense activity in Serbia and in Italy, she has performed as a soloist in several important European music festivals as in Paris, Bonn, Lisbon, Salzburg, etc. She has worked with the greatest conductors, including Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Georges Pretre, Wolfgang Sawalish, Mung-Whun Chung, Seiji Osawa, Antonio Pappano.
Among her numerous performances, she was chosen by Galina Vishnevskaya to sing the role of Brigitte in Tschaikovsky's "Jolanta" at the Mozarteum; in Florence at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino she was a celestial voice in the "La Damnation de Faust" by Berlioz conducted by M.W.Chung; Brautjungfer in "Freischütz" by K.M. Weber directed by W. Sawallisch; she sang in Charpenier's "Te Deum" directed by A. De Marchi; in the "Coronation Mass" by Mozart, directed by W. Atanassi; at La Scala in "Nina, or madly for love" by Giovanni Paisiello, directed by Riccardo Muti; in the "Dialogues of the Carmelites" by Poulenc, directed by Riccardo Muti, in "Jenufa" by Leos Janacek, directed by Lothar Koenigs etc. Since 2004 she has performed accompanied by James Vaughan, an internationally renowned pianist.
She worked at the Teatro Comunale di Firenze; since November 1998 she moved to Milan, called by Maestro Roberto Gabbiani of the Teatro alla Scala.
She has numerous recordings with Yugoslav, German and English record companies, among which we highlight:
Slavko Suklar (L.P. 1988 - RTVNS)
Vinko Globokar (C.D. 1992. record company KOCH-SCHWANN, No. 3-1063)
W. A. Mozart (C.D. 1997. Mass in C minor directed by Peter Maag, ARTS record company, No 47385-2);
Konjovic (C.D. 1999. "Folk Songs from My Country" CHANDOS record company, No. 9762).