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Serbian Opera Singer Marijana Davinic

By: Azad Karimi

I cannot imagine myself doing anything else. Music is my way of breathing and the lifestyle that I am living. So I am very thankful for my talent and I am always trying to work hard on it.

 

Interview

Serbian Opera Singer Marijana Davinic

By Azad Karimi

 

These days, the political and economic situation in Iran, where I was born in its west, is very chaotic. It has crippled the water crisis in Khuzestan and the electricity crisis across the country along with the Covid-19 and global economic sanctions against the Iranian rulers, of this unlucky country.

What we hear from Iran is very sad and disappointing ... What I am writing in this introduction expresses the dark days and nights of the people of a country trapped in its sinister destiny.

I honestly say that I am very sad and I am much sadder than not being able to do anything for them directly.

With respect to Marijana, I would like to present this introduction to the thirsty and hungry people of Khuzestan, Luristan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Kurdistan, Azerbaijan, Hormozgan, Isfahan, North and South, Central, East and West of Iran. With all the bad memories I have of living in Iran, but here I declare my solidarity with the Iranian people. May God bless Iran and save its oppressed people from the oppression of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

In the end, I wish happiness and success to my dear friend Marijana ... God bless her country, Serbia!

 

 

 

Thank you!

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1- Please present yourself: Name, education, Civil status and... 2-What is your artistic speciality?

.My name is Marijana Davinic, coloratura soprano from Serbia. I finished Faculty of Arts/ opera singing, voice performance.

 

3- When and how did you become interested in these fields of art?

. I started singing and playing piano since I was 5 years old. In my home, I was always surrounded by music and it came naturally. I first went to music school playing piano and in the meantime, I fell in love with opera, especially baroque music.

 

4- Who was your motivator?

. When I just came into that field listening to opera performances with my grandparents. I felt it so natural to be part of the stage and share musical moments with the audience. So in the beginning there were no specific motivators. During my education, I was inspired by many artists.

 

5- What was your parent’s reaction?

. My parents always supported me through all my decisions.

 

6- When did you become such professional Singer?

. I have sung since I was 5 at many children's festivals than projects in schools competitions. But I think I started to be a professional singer ending my master's degree and I am still learning and growing professionally.

 

7- Are you thankful and happy because of your activities as Artist/ Singer?

. Yes! I cannot imagine myself doing anything else. Music is my way of breathing and the lifestyle that I am living. So I am very thankful for my talent and I am always trying to work hard on it.

 

8- How do you see the view about art, music, singing, and culture? What is your prediction for the future of art, song and culture?

.My opinion is very divided. I live in a small not so rich country which does not give so much for cultural life. And I know it is very difficult for all artists nowadays, in this time of Covid19. But I am the type of person that is always thinking positively. People are hungry for art, and artists are willing to share in many different and interesting ways. So I am hoping that art will always win and find its way.

 

9-What are the characteristics of a good song? Why do some songs become immortal?

. Music and lyrics must be the perfect combination for staying in people's ears and hearts. Also, a big role has the performer tell the story the right way. Why some songs are immortal? There are many factors… Stories behind them, the way of performing them, melodies that are easily placed in listeners minds.  

 

10- Can you become one part of the cultural movement for motivation in youth or new generations in your country and so on?

. Every young artist today by being present and active inA contributing in some ways. To be a motivation for young people today is not so easy, but if we speak about music, classical music, jazz, etc...Something that is not so popular today, performance must be modernized visually to catch young audience attention. I am also a teacher, so I am trying to be in some way an inspiration for my students.

 

11- How can you help our world become a better place to live?

. I am trying to be the best version of myself, never be selfish and I always guide myself with thought- just be positive, do good and never do anything that you don’t want for yourself. If everybody tries to do that, the world would be a much better place.

 

12- Have you more words to say or suggest for our readers?

. Just support young artists, listen to good music and be the best version of yourself.