Slovenian soprano, Urška Arlič Gololičič, holds a Bachelor of Music Degree under the tutelage of prof. Irena Baar of the Ljubljana Music Academy and the post-graduate title under the tutelage of prof. Vlatka Oršanić. She is the winner of two national competitions, and her international achievements include both 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 of Salome 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 Scicchi. In the 2015–2016 season she was engaged at the Grand Théâtre de Genève as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and at the National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana where she is a soloist since season 2013/2014.
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 the cycles like Benjamin Britten’s Illuminations, Hugo Wolff’s Mignon Lieder, Alban Berg’s 7 frühe Lieder, Claude Debussy’s Ariettes oubliettes.
Ms. Arlič Gololičič has been a guest of many festivals, among them the Salzburger Festspiele, Festival of Polish Music, Zakopane Music Festival and Ljubljana Festival and has sung under the baton of conductors like M. Letonja, L. Shambadal, P. Przytocki, L. Voltolini, L. Castriota, J. Cura.
photo: Bojan Gololičič