29. August
at 20.00
Minorite Church, Maribor



Sabina Cvilaksoprano
Martina Burger, soprano
Aleksandra Naumovski Potiskpiano


Martina Burger, soprano
Aleksandra Naumovski Potisk, piano

Josipina Turnograjska (1833–1854)
Občutki (Lovro Toman)
Tri rožice (Lovro Toman)
Zdravlica (Lovro Toman)
Aleksandra Naumovski Potisk
Vprašanje (Luiza Pesjak)
Izgubljen (Ljudmila Prunk)
Rdeče rože (Aleksandra*)
Sanjaj srce! (Franja Trojanšek)
Intermezzo IX (Ljudmila Poljanec)

Sabina Cvilak, soprano
Aleksandra Naumovski Potisk, piano

Aleksandra Naumovski Potisk, Gaspara Stampe Cycle
Vsaka zvezda, vsak planet (Gaspara Stampa / translation Saša Potisk)
Salamander (Gaspara Stampa / translation Saša Potisk)
Ocean (Gaspara Stampa / translation Saša Potisk)
Moje hrepenenje (Dora Gruden)
Gustav Mahler (1860–1911), Rückert-Lieder, Op. 44
Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft
Liebst du um Schönheit
Um Mitternacht
Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder!
Ich bin der  Welt abhanden gekommen

*Pseudonym or real name of unknown author, who published between 1926 and 1928

World renowned operatic soprano Sabina Cvilak graduated with honours in solo singing from the Graz University of Music and Performing Arts with Annemarie Zeller. Already during her studies, she won notable competitions and became a regular guest performer at Stadttheater Leoben. She stepped into the public eye with her Viennese debut in Bloch’s Macbeth opera at the Vienna Festival. She was the recipient of the Karajan Scholarship and member of the Wiener Staatsoper. At the invitation of renowned tenor Plácido Domingo, she debuted as Mimì the 2007/8 season at the Washington National Opera and received excellent reviews. Her success prompted further offers, such as the invitation to perform at the Los Angeles Opera, where she portrayed Liù (Turandot) and Micaële (Carmen). She performs with a number of symphony orchestras and is a regular guest at numerous musical festivals, esteemed musical theatres, and concert venues. Following her successful performance of Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle with famed tenor Andrea Bocelli, she now regularly joins him on his tours of Asia, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Sabina Cvilak is a member and soloist of the Maribor Opera ensemble and a recipient of the Glazer Award, Samo Smerkolj Award, and Prešeren Fund Award.

Soprano Martina Burger graduated with honours in 2011 in the class of Vlatka Oršanić at the Academy of Music in Zagreb. She was very successful at numerous Slovenian and Croatian competitions, winning in Dubrovnik in 2007 and 2009. She was a finalist at international competitions in Slovakia and Italy. In 2010 she received the Rector’s award of the University of Zagreb. She performed at the Dubrovnik Summer Games, Varaždin Baroque Evenings, Festival Brežice, Kogoj Days, IFCM Beijing (China), Festival Saint-Lo (France) and many others. She also performs with a variety of orchestras (the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, The Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, HRBA – Croatian Baroque Ensemble, …) and opera houses in Ljubljana, Zagreb, and Rijeka. She brought to life characters like Pamina and Queen of the Night (Mozart, Magic Flute), Madamme Herz (Mozart, Der Schauspieldirektor), Gretel (Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel), Laurette (Puccini, Gianni Schicchi), Baroness Sue Ellen (Offenbach, La vie parisienne), Adina (Donizetti, L’elisir d’amore), Nymph (Monteverdi, Orpheus), Belinda (Purcell, Dido and Aeneas), Denth duaghter in Milko Lazar’s premier of Deseta hči … She currently portrays Minka (Foerster, The Nightingale of Gorenjska), Frasquita (Bizet, Carmen), and Eurydice (Offenbach, Orpheus in the Underworld) at the Slovenian National Theatre’s Opera and Ballet Ljubljana.

Pianist and composer Aleksandra Naumovski Potisk graduated from the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. In the course of the last four years, she has performed several hundred including: the centenary celebration of Rado Simoniti’s birth at the Slovenian Philharmonic at the Slovenian Philharmonic, appearances at other topmost Slovenian venues such as the Maribor Union Hall, performances at international festivals, such as Maribor’s Lent etc. In March 2017, her first children’s opera titled “Glasbena Hiša” (Musical House) premiered at the Slovenian Philharmonic (in coproduction with Cona 8, The Slovenian Philharmonic, and SNG Opera and Ballet Maribor). Her children’s opera Martin Krpan, which premiered at the Brechthaus in Berlin in 2017, counts fifty performances. In November 2018, her first ballet for children titled “La Fontainove basni” (La Fontaine’s Fables) premiered with a top-tier ballet ensemble at Ljubljana’s Cankarjev Dom. In 2021 she won the SpevSLAM competition and saw the premiere of her opera “Mehurčki”. At the invitation of the Slovenian Embassy, her cantata “Misijonar,” which she wrote for the bicentennial of noted missionary Dr. Ignacij Knoblehar, was performed on the 30th Slovenian Independence Day at the Basilica of the Twelve Holy Apostles in Rome. In March of 2023, her Concertino for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 14, with the meaningful subtitle “Ljubljanske Vedute” (vedutas of Ljubljana), premiered at the illustrious Cankarjev Dom venue. The composer is currently in the process of writing preludes for piano and a cycle of lieder to the words of Slovenian 19th century poetesses.

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