Born in Zagreb, Croatia, Dubravka Zubovic received her BA and MA degrees from the Zagreb and Belgrade Music Academies, respectively. Following advice of her long-time mentor, a distinguished soprano Zinka Kunc-Milanov, she continued with advanced training at Teatro alla Scala, Milan. A prizewinner of a number of competitions in Geneva, Ostende, Vienna, and Rio de Janeiro, she also received the prestigious “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” award in 1985 at the “F. Viñas” competition in Barcelona.
The critically acclaimed mezzo-soprano, widely recognized as one of the leading Carmens and Dalilas, she has performed on numerous operatic and concert stages in Europe, Australia, and the U.S.A.
Ms. Zubovic made her Carnegie Hall debut in the 1987 Wagner Gala and subsequently in a production of Andrea Chenier. Thereafter, she appeared as Amneris in Opera Pacific’s 1988 production of Aida. Since 1990, she performed as Dalila and Carmen in numerous performances in Melbourne and Adelaide, Australia. Ms. Zubovic was a frequent guest in all of former Yugoslavia’s opera houses and major symphony orchestras as well as many Yugoslavian music festivals and television programs. A versatile artist, she has also performed oratorios, lieder, and folk songs. Ms. Zubovic has recorded albums featuring Spanish selections by Granados, de Falla, and Lorca, works by Händel, Purcell, Gluck, and Scarlatti, as well as selections by Yugoslavian composers.
Since 1991 she has been living in Orange County, California. In January of 2010 she joined the Saddleback College Music Department as an adjunct professor of Applied Voice and successfully runs a private voice studio in Laguna Hills, California.
Dubravka Zubovic is a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), USA and MTAC (Music Teachers’ Association of California).