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Slovenian soprano, Urška Arlič Gololičič, holds a Bachelor of Music Degree under the tutelage of Professor Irena Baar of the Ljubljana Music Academy and a post-graduate title under the tutelage of Professor Vlatka Oršanić. She is the winner of two national competitions, and her international achievements include First Prizes at the C. A. Seghizzi Competition, Italy (2000 and 2005) and at the Ada Sari International Vocal Artistry Competition, Poland (2009).

She made her operatic debut in 2005 in the title role in Saloma by Slovenian composer Slavko Osterc. Recent seasons have included Ms. Arlič Gololičič’s performances as Violetta in La traviata, Micaëla in Carmen, Mimi in La bohème, Adele in Der Fledermaus and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi. In 2015/2016 season she was engaged at the Grand Théâtre de Genève as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and made her debut as Gilda in Rigoletto at the National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana where she is a soloist since 2013/2014 season.

In the 2016/2017 season, Urška Arlič Gololičič made her debut as Marzeline in Fidelio and sung soprano parts in E. Elgar’s oratorio The Apostles at the National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana

In the 2017/2018 season she debuted at the Reisopera in the Netherlands with the part of Violetta in La traviata. She has also performed for the first time the part of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at the National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana. On New Year’s Eve she performed in concert alongside Andrzej Dobber with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra at NOSPR in Katowice. In the 2018/2019 season she debuted in the title part in Lucia di Lammermoor at the National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana.

The 2019/2020 season is marked by the artist’s debut in the part of Agnes in The Maid of Orleans, as well as performances as Pamina in the premiere production of Die Zauberflöte at the National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana.

Equally committed to concert repertoire, Urška Arlič Gololičič has performed works ranging from Baroque music to avant-garde vocal compositions by Heinrich Schenker, Michele Josia, Peter Kopač or Pavel Šivic. Her repertoire includes more than 200 songs, among them cycles such as B. Britten’s Illuminations, H. Wolf’s Mignon Lieder, A. Berg’s 7 frühe Lieder, C. Debussy’s Ariettes oubliées.

Ms. Arlič Gololičič has been a guest of many festivals, among them: Salzburger Festspiele, Festival of Polish Music, Zakopane Music Festival and Ljubljana Festival and has sung under the baton of conductors such as Marko Letonja, Lior Shambadal, Paweł Przytocki, Loris Voltolini, Lorenzo Castriota, José Cura.

Updated September 2019
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Opera Repertoire

L. v. Beethoven, Fidelio, Marzeline
G. Bizet, Carmen, Micaëla
G. Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor, Lucia
A. Dvorak, Rusalka, Rusalka
A. Foerster, Gorenjski slavček, Minka
C. W. Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice, Amore
E. Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel, Gretel
M. Lazar, Deseta hči, Deseta hči
A. Lortzing, Undine, Undine
W. A. Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro, Susanna
W. A. Mozart, Die Zauberflöte, Pamina
W. A. Mozart, Don Giovanni, Donna Anna

J. Offenbach, Orphée aux enfers, Euridice
S. Osterc, Saloma, Saloma
G. Puccini, Gianni Schicchi, Lauretta
G. Puccini, La bohème, Mimi, Musetta
H. Purcell, Dido and Aeneas, Belinda
J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus, Adele
K. Szymanowski, Hagith, Hagith
P. Tchaikovsky, The Maid of Orleans, Agnes
G. Verdi, La traviata, Violetta
G. Verdi, Rigoletto, Gilda
H. Vidic, Izgubljeni nasmeh, Mother

Oratorio Repertoire

G. Carissimi, Jephte
E. Elgar, The Apostles
H. Górecki, Symphony No. 3
G. F. Händel, Messiah
G. Mahler, Symphonies No. 2, No. 4 and No. 8

W. A. Mozart, Requiem
G. B. Pergolesi, Stabat Mater
G. Rossini, Stabat Mater
A. Schnittke, Requiem
H. Wolf, Christnacht