Jadranka Jovanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Јадранка Јовановић; [jǎdraŋka jɔʋǎːnɔʋitɕ]) is a primadonna of Opera in the National Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia. She was born in Belgrade (born 8 January 1958), and she is one of the most popular artists in the classic music in her country with a respected international career.
In her native-town she graduated-B.A. in theory of music and solo singing and M.A. in solo singing. She debuted as Rosina in Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Seviglia" at the National Theater in Belgrade, where she interpreted all main mezzo-soprano roles.
Her international career started at Teatro Alla Scala in Milan where she appeared in Carmen (Mercedes) and Andrea Chénier (Bersi), conducted by Claudio Abbado and Riccardo Chailly. At Scala she also appeared in the leading role in the world premiere staging of Orfeo by Luigi Rossi.
She mostly performed in Italian theatres, opera houses and festivals: Roma (Teatro Argentino) and Milano (Teatro Carcano), she appeared with José Carreras in fantasy based on Carmen; Firenze (Teatro Comunale) The Gambler (Blanche) by Sergei Prokofiev, with Daniela Dessi, Dimiter Petkov and maestro Edoardo Mata. Parma (Teatro Reggio), Falstaff (mrs.Slender) by A.Salieri; The Donizetti Festival in Bergamo – Il Diluvio Universale (Ada), and Fausta (Irella); Palermo (Teatro Massimo) Rigoletto (Maddalena); Cagliari (Teatro Romano) La Forza del Destino (Preziosilla); Catania (Teatro Bellini) Il Capello di Paglia Firenza (La baronessa de Champigny) conducted by M.Arena and the Countess of Czardas (Silva); Pesaro – The Rossini Festival: Mose in Egitto, conducted by D.Renzetti; Trieste (Teatro Verdi) The Countess Maritza by E.Kalman, The Little White horse by R.Benatchy, Hary Janos by Z.Kodally, Miss Juliette by A.Bibalo with Jose Cura…
She sang in various operas in other countries: Barcelona (Teatro Liceo) Adriana Lecouvreur (Principessa de Bouillon) with Mirella Freni and Plácido Domingo, and Roberto Devereux (Sara) conducted by Richard Bonynge; Lissabon (Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos) she sang Elena in Mephistopheles by A.Boito conducted by Daniel Nazareth, and Mass in c-minor by Mozart in Gulbenkian Foundation with maestro Claudio Schimone; Rio de Janeiro (Teatro Municipal): Carmen (Carmen) with Plácido Domingo and Justino Dias; Requiem – G.Verdi, conducted by Anton Guadagno, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina) and Ariadne auf Naxos (Compositor) conducted by Eugene Kohn. São Paulo (Teatro Municipal) Carmen (Carmen) conducted by Isaac Karabtchevsky, Tokyo (Bunka Kaikan)- Carmen (Carmen); Athens Festival (Irodion)- Carmen (Carmen) In National theatre in Dublin, she sang Eboli in Don Carlo, and in Mexico City (Teatro de la Ciudad) Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina). At the Palm Beach Opera (USA) she interpreted main roles in LA: Cenerentola and L`Italiana in Algeri, also Eboli in Don Carlo with maestro Anton Guadagno. Amneris in opera Aida she sang in Austria in the festival Gars am Kamp, Opera Zagreb, and samer festival `Split-Peristil` in Croatia. At Georges Enescu Festival in Bucharest (Romania) she was Abigaille (Nabucco), as well as in Festival in Split, end Festival in Skopje (Macedonia). In Bulgaria National opera Sofia she sang Adalgisa (Norma), and in Toronto – Glenn Gould Hall, Recital.
Jadranka Jovanović sung leading role in the first performance of Carmen in the Middle -East, in Abu Dhabi. She also sang at The Royal Opera de Vallonie(Liege), L'Opera de Nice, L`Opera de Toulon, L`Opera de Bordeaux, Teatro Cervantes (Malaga), Teatro della Maestranza (Siviglia), Teatro Victoria Eugenia (San Sebastian), Teatro Vittorio Emanuele (Messina), Bedzih Smetana Hall (Prag), Opera Budapest, Opera Odessa (Ukraina), Salzburg (Mozarteum), Dubrovnik Samer Festival, Opera Ljubljana i Opera Maribor (Slovenia), Thesaloniki, Brno, Beijing…
At Figeras (Spain) she participated first world performance fragment of the opera Être Dieu with libretto of Salvador Dalí. She has performed two recitals at Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C) as well as a performance at Carnegie Hall (New York).