The Slovenia Times

Carmina Slovenica planning three new productions this season


"VOGP: Music for Survival" focuses on the story about a female choir in a Japanese internment camp in Sumatra, which is a testimony of women's ability to survive, their persistence, solidarity and creativity.

It will premiere at the SNG Maribor theatre in March and Carmina Slovenica will also perform it at the Operadagen festival in Rotterdam in May.

"The Little Match Girl Passion" by US composer David Lang highlights the suffering of the match girl immortalised in H. C. Andersen's fairy tale with the suffering of Jesus Christ. It will premiere in Ljubljana on 5 January.

The third new production, "Tabu Tabu", brings the music of ancient peoples, the choir said as it presented its programme in early October.

Aside from its own new productions, Carmina Slovenica will host the new season of its established concert series Choregie.

Performances by the Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra and Nika Gorič, the ensemble Kebataola, SToP - Slovenian Percussion Project, actor Jure Ivanušič and accordionist Marko Hatlak are planned.

Carmina Slovenica will also join Pina Bausch Foundation's dance initiative Nelken Line and commission new works by Slovenian composers in an open call.

Choir leader Karmina Šilec says this area has been "slightly neglected so we are promoting it."


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