Andreja Zakonjšek Krt
Soprano Andreja Zakonjšek Krt was born in Slovenian city of Celje. She graduated in musical pedagogy at the Faculty of pedagogy in Maribor, and then specialized at the department for concert singing at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Graz where she graduated with honors. Since the season 1996/97, she has been a soloist of Opera in Maribor, Slovenia, where she performed mostly in lyrical soprano roles. She is an active concert performer, and a regular guest of popular concert venues in Slovenia, such as Opera in Ljubljana, Cankarjev dom, Festival Ljubljana, Festival of early music Radovljica, and abroad as well. She regularly sings with Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra RTV Slovenija, Slovenian Chamber Choir, pianist Nataša Valant, Maribor Symphony Orchestra, etc. Her recordings include CD Slovenski in francoski samospevi (Slovenian songs, French chansons) together with the pianist Nataša Valant, and issued by Music Edition of Slovenian Radio and Television (Založba kaset in plošč RTV Slovenija). Andreja also sang a notable role of Donna Francesca in a premiere and coproduction of Marij Kogoj’s expressionist opera Črne maske (The Black Masks) in the year of European Capital of Culture – Maribor 2012. Along with the classic opera repertoire she also sang various roles from the late renaissance and early baroque period, and performed in several stage concerts works by G. F. Handel (Messiah), G. P. Telemann, J. S. Bach, J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart, etc. She performed as Rosina (The Barber of Seville), Micaëla (Carmen), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Adele (Fledermaus), Maud (The Giddy Princess by Josip Ipavec), Musetta (La bohème), Nannette (Falstaff), Pamina (The Magic Flute), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), Antonia (Les contes d’Hoffmann), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Suzanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Norina (Don Pasquale), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Berenice (L’Occasione fa il ladro), Hanna (The Merry Widow), Grilletta (Lo speziale), Donna Francesca (The Black Masks). She also sang lied (songs) and concerts works (for soprano and accompaniment) by George Gershwin, Anton Lajovic, Risto Savin, Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, Léo Delibes, etc.