Tamara Radjecnović

My target as a young artist is young audience that might have not had any knowledge about classical music. I am sure that the mission of many of my colleagues is the same, we just find different ways to approach new audience.


by Maria Isabela Nica
December 7, 2022


One of the most remarkable things about humans is that we are all different from so many points of view, but we can have our minds and souls united through the power of arts, one of them being music. Opera is such a complex manifestation and it can be understood and submitted in so many ways. We have so many options nowadays and we tend to choose online platforms to listen to music, rather than going to a theatre. We truly appreciate the artists who can succeed both in the online and offline world, one of these examples being the British Montenegrin Soprano Tamara Radjenović who not only sings on stages all over the world, but also takes care of her online audience by posting music videos with her dearest arias and songs. Maria Isabela Nica invited her to talk about her work sessions with Montserrat Caballe and what impact it had on her career. Tamara has a wide-ranging concert activity, that is why she couldn’t speak about all her performances, so Isabela picked the two recitals she gave at Carnegie Hall as a topic. She also talks about her passion for fashion and how was it like to be featured in Elle Magazine and how she became the ambassador of the Council of Europe on the “Block the Hatred Speech”, a campaign for the Western Balkans. As you can already see, she is such a complex artist, who developed multilaterally and exploited each of her passions separately to finally meet and form the person she is today. Isn’t that wonderful? Don’t hesitate to follow your dreams and explore your talents just like Tamara did. Let her be your inspiration today and keep reading her interview!


Tamara Radjenović, started her musical education playing the piano at the age of 6 at the music school in Podgorica and later obtained her high school diploma at the conservatory in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She graduated in Voice Performance from the Royal College of Music in London, where she was awarded a Scholarship to do her Master’s degree. At the age of 17, she performed with the members of the Wiener Philharmoniker at Salzburg Festival at the opera project for the youngsters, in cooperation with the American Austrian Foundation and the Wiener Philharmoniker. At the age of 19 and 20, she was chosen by Montserrat Caballé to sing at her Gala Concerts in Zaragoza, Spain, and was also visiting her regularly in Barcelona for private lessons. So far, Tamara Radjenović has performed in different national and international solo concerts, festivals, master classes, competitions in Spain, Italy, USA, Austria, Germany, England, Romania, Slovenia, Mauritius, Netherlands, Serbia, Croatia, and Montenegro. At the age of 23, she debuted at Carnegie Hall sharing the stage with Operalia winner tenor Mario Chang and soprano Majo Morales, and one year later she made another solo recital at Carnegie Hall, accompanied by Djordje Nešić. She also performed recitals in St James’s Piccadilly in London (England), Montenegrin National Theatre in Podgorica (Montenegro), Opus Theatre in Hastings (England), Teatre de Sarria in Barcelona (Spain), Teatro Comunale di Barletta (Italy), Kolarac Concert Hall in Belgrade (Serbia), City Hall of Novi Sad (Serbia), Novi Sad Synagogue (Serbia), Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall in London (England), Victoria and Albert Museum in London (England), Pushkin house in London (England), Schloss Laudon in Vienna (Austria) and many more. In 2021 Tamara Radjenović had the opportunity to have a concert with a Metropolitan star, baritone David Bižić at Kolarac Concert Hall in Belgrade and with the pianist Djordje Nešić. The same year, Tamara performed with Makris Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Predrag Gosta at Kolarac Concert Hall in Belgrade and Synagogue Novi Sad. The oldest daily newspaper in Serbia “Politika” wrote how the “hall had a thunderous applause after Tamara sang famous arias of classical music”. Regarding the opera roles, she has done, the most recent was Mimi in La Boheme at the Mediterranean Opera Studio Festival in Sicily, Italy under the baton of M° Leonardo Catalanotto. Other roles included Anne in Merry Wives of Windsor, Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Helena in Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Romilda in Serse.

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Dear Tamara, it’s a pleasure to meet you through this interview. I would like to start talking about the excellent feedback you got for the music video on “La rosa y el sauce”, a song by Carlos Guastavino. Recently, you released a new one for Verdi’s aria, “Merce, dilette amiche.” First, I would like to […]

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