The Slovak baritone, Dalibor Jenis, studied at the Bratislava Conservatory, and during his studies, he stayed in Italy for one year to study at the Accademia Italiana in Osimo. He has been awarded in several voice competitions; among them Karlsbad ("Antonín Dvorák“), Las Palmas ("Alfredo Kraus“) and in 1990 in Vienna ("Belvedere“), followed by concert invitations to the Wexford Festival, the Hessischer Rundfunk Frankfurt and the Berliner Rundfunk.
As Don Giovanni Dalibor Jenis opened the season 1998/99 at Teatro Regio Torino, was heard as Guglielmo in a production of Così fan tutte at Teatro Comunale Bologna and sang the title-role in the new production of Eugen Onegin together with Mirella Freni at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.
Last season (2003) he sang Sharpless in Madama Butterfly at Covent Garden and at Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden; Barbiere di Siviglia at Vienna State Opera and Dvorak´s Dimitri (Chouiski) in concert. At Deutsche Oper Berlin, he made his role-debut as Renato in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera. At the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin he made his role-debut as Posa in a new production of Don Carlo.
Dalibor Jenis starts the current season (2004) at Royal Opera House Covent Garden London with a new production of Charles Gounod’s Faust in the role of Valentin under the baton of Maurizio Benini. At the Hamburgische Staatsoper he will sing Germont in La Traviata under the baton of Niksa Bareza; in Basle he is to hear in a gala concert under Fabio Luisi. At the Opéra National de Paris he sings the title-role of Barbiere di Siviglia under Daniel Oren and Marc Piollet. In concert he will appear together with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln and Gerd Albrecht in Dvorak´s König und Köhler. He will finish this season with the revival of Don Carlo (Posa) at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin.
Dalibor Jenis often has guest appearances at the Hamburgische Staatsoper (Eugene Onegin, Barbiere di Siviglia, Bohème and Pagliacci), the Wiener Staatsoper (Barbiere di Siviglia), the Royal Opera House Covent Garden London, where he sang before the role of Guglielmo in W.A. Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Marcello in Puccini’s La Bohème and at the Opéra National de Paris, where he celebrated an enormous success with his Figaro in the new production of Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia last season (2003) and could be heard as Yeletzky in Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame. In Tokyo, he sang the title-role in the first Japanese performance of Ferruccio Busoni ‘s Doktor Faust, and in Montpellier, he appeared in a concert version of Amilcare Ponchielli‘s seldom performed opera Marion Delorme, as well as in the world premiere of Offenbach’s romantic opera die Rhein-Nixen during a concert at the Festival de Radio France. He was also engaged to perform in Janacek’s opera Cunning Little Vixen at the Teatro Colon Buenos Aires and the Teatro Real Madrid.
Dalibor Jenis appears on the CD recording of Gianni Schicchi with Mirella Freni and Leo Nucci, and on a concert recording of Cristoforo Colombo with Renato Bruson produced on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America.