Dejan Miladinovic

Stage Director

Dejan Miladinovic is the Artistic Director of the National Theatre in Novi Sad in the Republic of Serbia and Montenegro. In addition, he has earned critical and popular acclaim directing productions throughout North America. He is a regular guest of the Atlanta Opera (Eugene Onegin, The Abduction from the Seraglio, Turandot, Le Nozze di Figaro, La Rondine, and Otello), Baltimore Opera (La Gioconda, Eugene Onegin), Dallas Opera (Aida, Prince Igor, Eugene Onegin and Der Fliegende Holländer), Florentine Opera Company of Milwaukee (Fidelio, Il Trovatore, Der Fliegende Holländer, Tosca, Andrea Chenier, Aida, Elektra, Turandot, and Rigoletto), Opera Pacific (Il Trovatore, Carmen and Rigoletto), Michigan Opera (Il Trovatore, Rigoletto, Turandot), Hawaii Opera (Eugene Onegin), and Opera Festival of New Jersey (L’Elisir d’Amore and Tosca). He has also directed productions for the Seattle Opera (Don Carlos in French) San Diego Opera (Aida), New York City Opera (Prince Igor), Austin Lyric Opera (Madama Butterfly).

Last season, he returned to North America to direct his production of Fidelio for the Vancouver Opera. This autumn, he will direct Madama Buttrerfly for the Florentine Opera.

Born into a family of artists, his father was Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the National Opera in Belgrade and his mother was a leading mezzo-soprano. He is a graduate of the Academy for Theater in Belgrade and received the title of Master of Theatrical Arts from the same academy. He has also served as Artistic Director of the National Opera, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia and as Director of Opera at the University of Southern California and at Southern Methodist University.