BIOGRAPHY

The tenor singer Aljaž Farasin became a member of the Slovenian National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana in 2013.

He  has attended The Central music school, majoring in singing, under the mentorship of Professor Jolanda Korat. He graduated in 2008 with honours at the Department for singing at the Academy of music in Ljubljana in the class of Professor Vlatka Oršanić and received a Bachelor’s summa cum laude for artistic achievements. In the academic year 2009/2010 he finished postgraduate studies. He perfected his vocal skills with the several singing teachers and soloists (Helena Lazarska, Marvin Keenze, Richard Miller, Breda Zakotnik, Irena Baar, Barbara Pearson). He won the first prize in the national singing competition in 2004. His professional opera debut at the Slovenian National Opera in Ljubljana was with the role of Sempronio ( Lo speziale – The Apothecary) in 2009 and since then he appeared in many important and lead tenor roles:  Tamino (The Magic Flute), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Alfredo (La Traviata), Rodolfo (La boheme), Duke of Mantua in Opera Rigoletto, Pinkerton (Madame Butterfly), Don José (Carmen), Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Camille (The Merry Widow), Daland’s steersman (The Flying Dutchhman), Naraboth (Salome), and In June 2015 he appeared on a tour in Japan with National theatre Opera and balet Maribor in production of Carmen together with Vesselina Kasarova in a leading role. In October 2015 in Narodni Divadlo Prague he created a role of Vaudemont in Tchaikovsky´s Iolanta under conducting hand of maestro Jan Latham Koenig. In 2016 he is invited by Mr. Fabrizio Melano, an established figure of the international opera scene, to sing in a Melano´s production of Werther in a leading role of Massenet´s opera Werther.

As a Opera soloist, he has been appearing on the stages of variety musical events, festivals and concerts in Slovenia and abroad.