Stanoje Jankovic

Soloist, Baritone
He was born in Sremski Karlovci, Vojvodina, Serbia (then Austria-Hungary) on 7/5/1905. He studied at the Belgrade Academy of Music and in Vienna with the famous Yugoslav vocal teacher Maria Randau. Between 1926 and 1939, Stanoje Janković worked with the Beograd National Theater Opera and then with the Wiener Staatsoper, where he remained until 1941. In 1943, in the midst of WWII, he started singing again both at the Wiener Staatsoper (with which he also toured) and the Volksoper Wien. Between 1941 and 1966, he again collaborated with the Beograd National Theater Opera as one of its leading singers. Later on he also sang roles in opera houses in Amsterdam, Tel-Aviv and Warsaw. He has been distinguished for a large number of roles, including Figaro [Il barbiere di Siviglia] (more than 200 times), Don Giovanni [Don Giovanni], Rigoletto [Rigoletto], Count di Luna [Il trovatore], Renato [Un ballo in maschera], Giorgio Germont [La traviata] and Eugene Onegin [Eugene Onegin]. He has recorded with the labels HMV (EMI) and Jogoton. His figure was depicted in commemorative Yugoslavian stamps of the era. He died in Belgrade on 14/10/1986. With the GNO, he sang the roles of Figaro [The Barber of Seville] (1958-1959), Rigoletto [Rigoletto] (1960-1961) and Giorgio Germont [La traviata] (1961-1962).