“She went wild, though, for the only male finalist, Croatian bass-baritone Marko Mimica as Verdi’s Attila, all man and, agreed, quite a sound.”

Cardiff Singer of the World
June 2013

“Wearing one of the most unusual hats imaginable Basilio was played with considerable ease by Marko Mimica. The bass-baritone sang his renowned ‘Calunnia’ aria with character and ample savoir-faire.”

Il barbiere di Siviglia, Deutsche Oper, Berlin
September 2016

“Marko Mimica è un Oroveso energico, giovane, di voce bellissima e perfettamente nello stile. Una voce di basso che non conosce cavernosità e forzature. Una bellissima prova, di grande valore.”

April 2017

“Newcomer also in Bilbao, the baritone-bass Marko Mimica, formerly Duglas in Pesaro, enjoys a stature that gives the character of the Duke of Ferrara the presence that is attributed to the great people of this world. In the confrontation between the Duke and Lucrezia, one can feel the harshness and the threat without the slightest heaviness.”

Lucrezia Borgia, ABAO Bilbao
October 2016

“Particolarmente positiva la prova offerta dal giovane croato Marko Mimica nei panni di Banco. La voce da autentico basso cantabile è di bel timbro, voluminosa ed emessa con grande facilità. Davvero ben eseguita la difficile aria “Come dal ciel precipita”. Siamo convinti che di questo artista sentiremo parlare parecchio negli anni futuri.”

Macbeth, Teatro Massimo, Palermo
January 2017

“Things improved, however, with Marko Mimica’s Oroveso, who sung “Ite sul colle” in a tightly focussed bass voice, with clarity and authority.”

Norma, Deutsche Oper, Berlin
May 2016

“Croatian bass Marko Mimica as Raimondo has a noble timbre, and natural dramatism through the voice, especially in his great aria in the third act. Mimca is an extraordinary performer who should surprise us in starring roles in the future.”

Lucia di Lammermoor, International Festival de Ópera “Alejandro Granda”
May, 2015

“Marko Mimica sounded glossy and spirited…”

BBC National Orchestra of Scotland
November 2014

“Another of the men whose voice impressed was Marko Mimica as Lord Sidney. His is a huge voice of massive power and accuracy.”

Il viaggio a Reims, Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro
August, 2014

“Marko Mimica’s Raimondo was excellent, his stentorian bass ringing out as he described Arturo’s death and Lucia’s descent into madness. His character suffered a bit from having his Act II interaction with Lucia cut, but we nevertheless understood Raimondo to be a powerful, cool-headed man (as indeed he would have to be, to run into a bridal chamber at the sound of screams).”

Lucia di Lammermoor, Deutsche Oper, Berlin
May 2015

“The main prize could with equal validity have been awarded to Marko Mimica, a striking Croatian bass baritone with an ability to inhabit fully the character…”

The Guardian
Cardiff Singer of the World
June 2013

“I would have given the palm to the ruggedly handsome Croatian bass-baritone Marko Mimica. He is only 25 and still has a way to go – but what promise, and what keen musical intelligence. Nerves got the better of him as Mozart’s Figaro, but he brought magnificent swagger to Verdi’s Attila and irresistible wit to Rossini’s Basilio. I prophesy a great career.”

Daily Telegraph
Cardiff Singer of the World
June 2013

“The Croatian Bass-baritone Marko Mimica shares more than just a birth-year with tonights gifted conductor. He too showed a musical and technical accomplishment remarkable for his age. He excellently managed the tessitura and the fioratura which so often confound more experienced singers. More natural, ringing and full in the opening of Act III, his Italian was absolutely spot on in the treacherous parlando phrases which follow in the later trio. This is a new talent with great potential.”

GB Opera – Il Trovatore
Deutsche Oper, Berlin
June 2012