Tajda Jovanovič was born in Kranj, Slovenia, and started her music education at Ljubljana Academy of Music, under the tutelage of Professor Matjaž Robavs. She completed her Masters degree with Distinction in June 2017 and was honoured with the Prešeren Award by the University of Ljubljana for her outstanding achievements in the concert and opera field. She continued her training at Zagreb Academy of Music. During her academic years she was also accepted as a member of Slovenian Chamber Music Theatre and performed at Slovenian National Opera House.
Tajda made her operatic debut at Teatro alla Scala Milano in Richard Strauss’ Egyptian Helen in November 2019 where she shared the stage with Thomas Hampson, Ricarda Merbeth, Andreas Schager and Eva Mei.
Throughout her career, Tajda has sung under the baton of renowned conductors, such as Franz Welser-Möst, Sergey Tararin, Uroš Lajovic, Paolo Spadaro Munitto, Simon Dvoršak, Slaven Kulenović. She has taken on the roles of Natasha in War and Peace, Petra in The Unfortunate Lover, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Governess in The Turn of the Screw, Marta in Ada, Susanna and Marcelina in Marriage of Figaro, and Dienerin der Aithra in Die ägyptische Helena.
The soprano is an opera and concert soloist in Europe, the Middle East, and Far East, and has so far performed with Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Russian Philharmonic – Moscow City Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, Israeli Ashdod Symphony Orchestra, Slovenian Army Orchestra, Slovene Philharmonic and others.
She is an award winner of various competitions such as Ferruccio Tagliavini, Giovani Musicisti, Lav Mirski, Bruna Špiler and Manhattan International Music Competition.
Tajda has worked with vocal pedagogues and coaches, such as James Vaughan, Ellen Rissinger, Scott McCoy, Helena Lazarska, Martina G. Šilić, Sonia Mazar, Marina Levite, Muriel Corradini, Alfredo Castellani, Mabel N. Kikat and Lena Lootens.
Among her future engagements include Tajda’s first performances in the United States, where she will give life to Lady Billows in Benjamin Britten’s opera, Albert Herring, as part of the Miami Classical Music Festival.