Croatian conductor Ivan Repušić (1978) made his debut in 2011 at the Deutsche Oper with Puccini's opera La bohème, becoming the Kapellmeister for that distinguished institution the following season, and has since conducted numerous operas, including Tosca, A Masked Ball, Traviata, Macbeth, The Magic Flute, Lucia di Lammermoor, etc.
From 2010 to 2013, he served as the first Kapellmeister of the Staatsoper Hannover, where he successfully conducted performances of operas Falstaff, Otello, Tannhäuser, Eugene Onegin, La bohème, Carmen, The Obduction from the Seraglio, Faust and many others. He also made successful debuts and continued conducting at other important German opera houses, such as the Hamburg State Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Komische Oper Berlin, and Staatsoper Hannover.
He has conducted all the major Croatian orchestras and opera ensembles, as well as the Berlin Deutsche Oper, Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan, Prague Symphony Orchestra, the State Opera Orchestra Hannover, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, etc. He performed at all the major Croatian festivals, as well as held guest performances at numerous European halls and festivals, including the famous Musikverein in Vienna, Baden Baden Festspielehaus, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Smetana Hall in Prague, and Festival Verdi Parma.
Ivan Repušić studied conducting at the Zagreb Music Academy with Igor Gjadrov and Vjekoslav Šutej, continuing his studies with renowned conductors such as Jorma Panula and Gianluigi Gelmetti, as well as assisting Kazushi Ono (Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe) and Donald Runnicles (Deutsche Oper Berlin). He began conducting in 2002, as conductor and from 2006 to 2008 as Opera Director at the Croatian National Theatre Split which resulted in an array of successful opera performances, such as Don Carlos, Aida, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi, La bohème, Manon Lescaut, Simon Boccanegra, Nabucco, Pagliacci, Eugene Onegin, etc. He was Music Director of the Split Summer Festival from 2006 to 2009, and the Dubrovnik Summer Festival from 2010 to 2012. Since 2005, he has been Chief Conductor of the Zadar Chamber Orchestra.
He was the recipient of some of the most prestigious awards in Croatia.
Beside his conducting endeavors, Repušić continually pursues his pedagogical work as Adjunct Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Split. His upcoming performances include Deutsche Oper Berlin (Tosca, Lucia di Lammermoor, Turandot, Traviata), Semperoper Dresden (Simon Boccanegra), Hamburg State Opera (La bohème), Aalto Musiktheater Essen (Falstaff), Nationaltheater Mannheim (Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci), concerts with Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Brussels Philharmonic, Croatian Radiotelevision Symphony Orchestra and many others.