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Renata Pokupic (Chris Gloag)

Renata Pokupic

Croatian mezzo-soprano Renata Pokupic is known internationally through her acclaimed performances of baroque, classical and coloratura repertoire. Her recent opera engagements have included the highly acclaimed Royal Opera House, Covent Garden debut as Irene Tamerlano (previously performed at Teatro Real, Madrid), Cherubino for Washington National Opera and Los Angeles Opera, Bradamante Orlando Furioso for Oper Frankfurt, Sesto La clemenza di Tito for Chicago Opera Theater, Annio La clemenza di Tito for Opéra de Lyon and the title role in Cavalli Eliogabalo at Grange Park Opera.Much in demand on concert platform, Renata recently sang the title role in Theodora and Piacere Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno with the Gabrieli Consort and Paul McCreesh; Angel Elijah with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Orchestre National de France, both under Kurt Masur; Pulcinella in Monte Carlo under Yakov Kreizberg; Bach Christmas Oratorio on tour with Ensemble Matheus and Jean-Christoph Spinosi; Dorabella Così fan tutte (concert performances) and Mozart Requiem at Théatre des Champs-Elysées under Jérémie Rhorer; L'Enfance du Christ with Musikkollegium Winterthur and Douglas Boyd, with the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields and Carlo Rizzi, and with Netherlands Chamber Orchestra under Kreizberg; Bach B minor Mass with Montreal Symphony and Kent Nagano; and De Falla Le Tricorne in concert under Kazushi Ono for Opéra de Lyon. She has also sung Pergolesi Stabat Mater with Les talens lyriques and Christophe Rousset; Il Trionfo del Tempo with the Akademie fur Alte Musik, Berlin; Teodata Flavio with the Academy of Ancient Music and Christopher Hogwood. She works regularly with such conductors as John Eliot Gardiner, Paul McCreesh, Emmanuelle Haïm, Laurence Cummings and Christian Curnyn.