Domagoj Dorotić was born in Croatia, in 1979. He started his musical education as a trumpet player at the Ferdo Livadić Elementary Music School in Samobor (Croatia), and graduated in the trumpet from the Elly Bašić Music High School in Zagreb (Croatia) in 1999. Dorotić later decided to attend private solo-singing lessons because many professional musicians noticed his great vocal potentials. After that, he passed an audition at the Croatian National Theatre and as a member of its ensemble took part in numerous projects. In 2004, he began to study solo singing under Vlatka Oršanić at the Zagreb Academy of Music. In 2008, he graduated from this academy and won the University of Zagreb’s Rector Award. In 2005, he won 2nd prize at the Regional Vocal Competition in Rijeka (Croatia), and in 2007 1st prize at the State Vocal Competition in Dubrovnik. During his studies, he took part in various international singing competitions including the Renata Tebaldi Competition in San Marino (2007), where he reached semi-finals. In 2008, at the 17th Prague-Vienna-Budapest International Summer Academy, Dorotić attended a master class conducted by Rotraud Hansmann, and won 1st prize for one of the best singing interpretations. In the International Singing Competition at Schloss Laubach (2008, Germany), he won 1st Jury Prize, and in 2009 the Croatian Theatre Award in the category Outstanding Accomplishments of Young Opera Singers up to 30 years of age for the role of Max in the Crux Dissimulata (by S. Bradic, directed by K. Dolenčić and produced by the Croatian National Theatre of Zagreb and the 25th Zagreb Music Biennale), and for the role of Fenton in Falstaff (by G. Verdi, directed by A. Bernard and performed by the Croatian National Theatre of Zagreb). In 2012, Dorotić won the Ante Marušić Award awarded by the Croatian National Theatre of Split. From the season 2010/2011, he has been engaged as a solo singer at the Opera of the Croatian National Theatre of Zagreb. Domagoj Dorotić had the honour of singing the Croatian national anthem at the official celebration of Croatia’s joining the European Union on 1 July 2013 in Zagreb.