On June 2nd 2018 the competitors will be treated with a mini masterclass, held by a renown professor of singing and a distinguished opera soloist, Ms Urška Arlič Gololičič. Among applicants 5 or 6 candidates will be chosen to participate actively, whereas other competitors along with all other interested parties are invited to take part as passive participants, i.e. the audience. The competitors’ admissions are free of charge.
The Slovenian soprano, Urška Arlič Gololičič, born on 19th July 1980 in Celje, Slovenia,studied with Irena Baar at the Ljubljana Music Accademy.
In 2005 she graduated and was given Prešernova Prize. An important stimulus in her training was starting to work with Vlatka Oršanić, which was also her professor for post graduation which she finished in 2009. She attended several masterclasses by established singers, such as Christina Laki, Sona Ghazarian and Marjana Lipovšek, and at last Helena Łazarska who also influenced her development. She won several competitions, two national and three international: twice C. A. Seghizzi in Italy and in 2009 Ada Sari competition in Poland.
Initially, Urška Arlič Gololičič concentrated on the concert repertoire (Mahler’s 2nd, 8th and 4th Symphonies, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Messiah, Carissimi’s Jephte, Schnittke’s Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony, Wolf’s Christnacht, Edgar’s Apostles…) , but before long she also began tackling some of the most important parts in the opera literature. Her international breakthrough as an opera singer came as Undine in Lortzing’s Undine and in La Traviata (Violetta). Among her roles are: Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Pamina (Die Zauberflote), Gilda (Rigoletto), Mimi/Musetta (La Boheme), Adele (Fledermaus), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Marzelline (Fidelio), Eurydice (Orphee aux infers), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Minka (Gorenjski slavček), Micaela (Carmen)…
From season 2013/2014 she is a member of National theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, where she will debut with Antonia (Les contes D’Hoffmann) in 2018 and Lucia (Lucia di Lamermoor) in 2019.