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Tenor Ivan Turšić was born in Zagreb, Croatia. First he graduated from the Zagreb Faculty of Civil Engineering. From 1998 until 2000 he had his first vocal training with tenor Noni Žunec. In 2000 he started studying solo singing at the Zagreb Academy of Music. A year later he gave his debut performance at the National Theatre in Zagreb. In 2003 he went on to study in Stuttgart with Prof. Dunja Vejzović. Ivan Turšić attended master classes and lessons amongst others with Richard Miller, Francisco Araiza, Jack LiVigni, Júlia Hamari and Konrad Richter. During his studies he performed at the Stuttgart State Opera.

After graduating in 2007 until 2015 he was a member of the Hanover State Opera ensemble. Since 2015 he is engaged at the Komische Oper Berlin. He has given guest performances in London (Proms), Liceu Barcelona, Paris (Opéra Comique), Budapest (Erkel), Basel, Geneva, Bremen, Dessau, Essen, Kassel and Krefeld/Mönchengladbach, as well as on tours in China (Peking, Xiamen, Guangzhou), Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima), Australia (Perth, Adelaide) and New Zealand (Auckland) with The Magic Flute production.

Ivan Turšić often appears in concerts and at festivals (Music Biennale Zagreb, Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Ludwigsburg Festival etc.).