Urška Kastelic

Urška Kastelic

Coloratura Soprano

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2016Donizetti: Don PasqualeNorina
2016Donizetti: La fille du régimentMarie
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin der Nacht (Queen of the Night)
2016Mozart: Bastien und BastienneBastienne
2016Puccini: La BohèmeMusetta
2016Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Anna
2016Handel: AlcinaMorgana
2015Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroSusanna

Bio



Soprano Urška Kastelic comes from Ljubljana, Slovenia. She studied at Academy of Music in Ljubljana, where she graduated with distinction in a class of Sabina Cvilak. Most recently she portrayed Gilda in Rigoletto with maestro Igor Švara and Félicie in the opera La Belle et la Bête (Phillip Glass) at the Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana. There she performed also as Venus (Orphée aux enfers) and as Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro).
Urška was soloist in two operas Anna Karenina and War and Peace by Larry Coryell in Russia (Kaluga Philharmonic Hall), Croatia (Lisinski Hall, Zagreb) and Slovenia (Cankar Centre). 
She worked in opera productions of Don Pasquale (Norina), Le nozze di Figaro (Susanna), Bastien und Bastienne (Bastienne) and Gorenjski slavček (Ninon).
Urška has been a frequent soloist for concert performances in Slovenia (Festival Lent in Maribor, Imago Sloveniae, Slovenian Philharmonic, Gala Verdi with orchestra Filarmonica del Veneto, etc.) She also appeared in concerts in Italy, Finland, Germany (Festliche Operngala, maestro Frank Zacher, Preußischen Kammerorchester) and Romania (Teatrul „Maria Filotti” Braila).
She won the international competition of solo singers in Montenegro and was in the semi-finals of the European Community competition for young opera singers in Italy.
Urška also attended the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki (Outi Kähkonen) and learned from renowned singers and vocal pedagogues, such as Emma Kirkby, Mariana Nicolesco, Helena Lazarska, Vlatka Oršanić, Snežana Nena Brzaković and others.










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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Barbarina 1 week Slovenian National Theatre Opera And Ballet Ljubljana 2018
Offenbach: Orphée aux enfers Vénus 1 week Slovenian National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana 2018
Verdi: Rigoletto Gilda Immediately Figaro D.o.o. 2018
Donizetti: Don Pasquale Norina 1 week Figaro d.o.o. 2016
Donizetti: La fille du régiment Marie 2016

Awards

Golden award and First Prize International Competition of Solo Singers "Bruna Špiler" Montenegro
2016