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Opera / Ballet

“The musical side of the production was under the direction Živa Ploj Peršuh, who put in a polished performance conducting the Orkester SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana. She produced an energetic reading which drove the narrative forward. Peršuh maintained an excellent control of the tempi and dynamics, which both reflected and created the changing nature of the drama, as it quickly moved from scene to scene, capturing the underlying pulse of the work. She was respectful to the singers’ needs and was also successful in exploiting the interesting orchestral textures of the score.”

ŽivaPlojPeršuh is a regular guest in Slovene National Theater Opera Ljubljana, where she has firstly appeared by conducting Strauss’ Salomein 2015.
She then led the new ballet production HeartMeat, by recently awarded choreographers Rosana Hribarand Gregor Luštek.
She was again invited to lead new ballet Cactiby Alexander Ekman and continued with Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Verdi’s Otello.
She conducted MadamaButterfly and contemporary ballet Symphony of sorrowful songs with music by Goreckias the homage to late theatre director TomažPandur.

In the season 2017/2018, she also led new Jeroen Verbruggen’sballet Orphic Hymn (music by Stravinsky: Orpheus, Bach/Saito: Chaconne, Webern: FugaRicercata) and was invited again to conduct the new production of Philip Glass’ opera La Belle et la bête and Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
She has also led Verdi’s Macbethin the previous seasons.
She also conducted Swan Lake in Teatro Verdi in Trieste with great acclaim and stepped in for the ballet o tour DrZhivago with Brno Philharmonic.

Opera Repertoire

L. van Beethoven:
Fidelio

P. Glass:
La belle et la bête (full orchestra version)

H.Krása:
Brundibar

W.A. Mozart:
Don Giovanni
Zauberflöte

G. Puccini:
La Boheme
Madama Butterfly

J. Strauss:
Fledermaus

R. Strauss:
Salome
Rosenkavalier

P. I. Tchaikovsky:
Eugene Onegin

G. Verdi:
Otello
Macbeth

Symphonic

Her recent programme has been
chosen to commemorate 100 years
of ending the WW1. It has been awarded
by Slovenian and Italian president.
It was presented in July 2018 at Ljubljana
Festival and Mittelfest Cividale del Friuli

The works:
A. Casella: Pagine di Guerra, Op. 25b
S. Osterc: Suite for Orchestra
M. Ravel: Left hand piano concerto
P. Eotvos: Alle vittime senza nome (2016)
L. Berio: The Rendering

Before the end of her studiesin 2008established her own Symphony and Chamber Orchestra Festine, which connected professional musicians with students in order to compass their experience of the professional level and to provide them with guidance in playing the contemporary music.
She led the String Chamber Orchestra of the Ljubljana Academy of Music and she was also conductor of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music.
She is regularly conducting the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestras of the Slovene National Theatres in Maribor and Ljubljana and the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra.
With her Ljubljana International Orchestra* with its members from all over the world, she toured in Italy, Serbia, Great Britain and Spain.

*videos available on Youtube

Symphonic Repertoire

G. Albrechtsberger:
Concerto for Alto Trombone and Orchestra in B-flat Major

J. S. Bach:
“Actus tragicus” Cantata BWV 106
Christmas Oratorium, Cantatas I – III, BWV 248
Double violin concerto in D-minor, BWV 1043
St John Passion, BWV 245
Chaconne / Arr: Hideo Saito
Ricercata a 6 / Arr: A. Webern

W. F. Bach:
Sinfonia in f

C. Ph. E. Bach:
Flute concerto in d

B. Bartók:
Dance suite
Concerto for Orchestra
Divertimento for Strings

L. van Beethoven:
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op.  73
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Symphony No. 1. In C major, Op. 21
Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 36
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major Op, 55
Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op 68
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 98
Egmont Overture
Coriolan Overture 

V. Bellini:
Norma Overture

L. Berio:
Rendering

H. Berlioz:
Harold in  Italy, Op. 16
Symphonie fantastique
Le Carnaval Romain, Op. 9

G.Bizet:
Suite Arlesienne 1, 2
Suite Carmen 1

E. Bozza:
Clarinet concerto

O. Böhme:
Trumpet concerto in E-minor, Op. 18

J. Brahms:
Symphonies
Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn
Schicksalslied, Op. 54
Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

B. Britten:
Simple Symphony
Young persons’s guide to the orchestra, Op. 34
Four Sea Interludes

A. Casella:
Pagine di Guerra, Op. 25b

F. Chopin:
Piano concerto in E-minor, Op. 11

C. Debussy:
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Danse sacrée et danse profane

F. Devienne:
Flute concerto in E-minor, Nr.7

A. Dvorak:
Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B. 163
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95
“From the New World”
Serenade for strings
The noonday witch

E. Elgar:
Variations on an Original Theme for orchestra (“Enigma”), Op. 36
In the South (Alassio), Overture, Op. 50

P. Eötvös:
Alle vittime senza nome  

G. Fauré:
Requiem, Op. 48 

C. Franck:
Symphony in D-minor

A. Schnittke:
Moz-art à la Haydn

F. Schubert:
Symphony No. 3 in D major, D. 200,
Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D.485
Rosamunda Overture

N. Rota:
Trombone concerto

E. Grieg:
Piano concerto
Norvegian dances, Op. 35
Holberg Suite, Op. 40

M. Gorecki:
Symphony of sorrowful songs (No. 3)

K. A. Hartmann:
Concerto funèbre for violin solo and strings

J. Haydn:
Aria “Welche Labung für die Sinne…” from “Die Jahreszeiten”
Cello Concerto No.2 in D major, Hob. VIIb:2.
Cello Concerto No.1 in C major, Hob. VIIb:1.
Trumpet Concerto in E flat major
Symphony No. 22 in E-flat major (Hoboken I/22)
Symphony No. 94 in G major (Hoboken I/94)
Symphony No. 104 in D major (Hoboken I/104)
Symphony No. 100 in G major (Hoboken I/100)

Erich S. Hermann:
Gruppe aus dem Tartarus

P. Hindemith:
Trauermusik 

J. Ibert:
Flute concerto 

C. Saint-Saens:
Christmas oratorium
Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78 ‘Organ’
C. Saint-Saëns: La Muse et le Poèt Op.132

L. E. Larsson:
Concertino for Trombone and Strings
Prelude to God in Disguise

F. Liszt:
Tasso, lamento e trionfo, S96
Prometheus, S99 

G. Mahler:
Blumine
Adagietto  (The Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor)
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (chamber version)
The Symphony No. 4 in G-major
Symphony No.2 in C Minor – ‘Resurrection’ Finale with Choir

P. Mascagni:
Intermezzo from Cavaleria Rusticana 

F. B. Mendelssohn:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Hebrides Overture
The fair Melusine Overture
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 “Scottish”
Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 “Italian”

W.A. Mozart:
Aria KV 369, Misera, dove son…!
Aria KV 583 „Vado ma dove“
Aria KV 505 »Ch’io mi scordi di te – non temer«
Recitativo and Aria KV 492 »E Susanna non vien. Dove sono«
Aria di Susanna “Qiunse al fin il momento,….Deh vieni, non tardar”
Double Piano Concerto No.10 in E-flat major, K.365/316a
Flute Concerto No.2 in D, K.314
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major K.219
Horn Concerto in D major, K.415
Symphony No. 21
Symphony No. 39
Symphony No. 40
Symphony No. 41
Le nozze di Figaro Overture
Don Giovanni Overture
Le nozze di Figaro

L. Mozart:
Trumpet concerto

O. Nicolai:
“Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor” Overture

A. Piazzolla/Desyatnikov:
Four seasons for strings

S. Prokofjev:
excerpts from Ballet Suite Romeo and Juliet
Classical Symphony
Peter and Wolf

G. Puccini:
Crisantemi
Preludio Sinfonico

J. J. Quantz:
Horn Concerto No.3 in Eb

M. Ravel:
Tombeau de Couperin
Piano Concerto in G major
Piano Concert for Left hand
La Valse
Bolero

J. Rodrigo:
Flute concerto – Concierto Pastoral
Guitar concerto– Concierto Aranjuez
Aria Antiqua

G. Rossini:
Pas de six from William Tell
William Tell Overture

R. Schumann:
The Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54

J. Sibelius:
Valse triste
Scenes historiques

B. Smetana:
Vltava 

R. Strauss:
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Op. 28
Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24
Don Juan, Op. 20

I. Stravinsky:
Mass, for mixed chorus and double wind quintet
Soldier’s Tale
Oktet
Septet
Pulcinella Suite
Firebird Op. 45
Danses concertantes
Jeu de cartes
Orpheus

D. Shostakovich:
Adagio in Allegretto for strings
Chamber Symphony
Symphony No. 5
Symphony No. 8
Symphony No. 10
Symphony No. 1
Concerto in C minor for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra, Op. 35
Jazz Suites

G. Ph. Telemann:
Suite for 2 Horns
Suite for 3 Horns

C. G. Wagenseil:
Concerto in E flat major for Alto Trombone

P. I. Tchaikovsky:
Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 5
Symphony No. 6
Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
Waltz of the Flowers from Nutcracker
Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Suite No. 4, Mozartiana
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Serenade
Swan Lake (Full)

G. Verdi:
La Forza del Destino Overture
Sicilian Vespers Overture

R. Wagner:
Siegfried Idyll
Rienzi Overture
Tannhauser Overture
Meistersinger Overture 

C. M. von Weber:
Concertino for Oboe und Winds in C-major
Clarinet concerto No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 74
Oberon Overture
Freischütz Overture  

A. Webern:
Passacaglia op. 1
Fuga Ricercata a 6 (Bach)

H. Wieniawski:
Polonaise Brillante, Op. 21

Symphonic Repertoire

Slovenian Music

V. Atanasovski:
Aarau Afternoon
Concerto balsamico
Liberation

U. Pompe:
Odpihi

U. Krek:
Rhapsodic Dance
Concert for Horn and Strings
Sonatina for Strings

L. Lebič:
Korant for Symphony Orchestra
Per Archi
Archiphonia
Tangram
Miti in apokrifi
Queensland

N. Šenk: 
Dialogues and Circles for Trumpet and Strings

M. Kogoj:
Suite Če se pleše for Symphony orchestra  

T. Habe:
Folk tune and scherzo for horn and Orchestra

P. Šavli:
Concerto for marimba and symphony orchestra

Č. Sojar – Voglar:
Concerto for two saxophones and orchestra

T. Žalik:
Concert for guitar and Symphony Orchestra 

J. Matičič:
Trans…  for Symphony Orchestra
Dances grotesques
Piano concerto No. 1
Cello concerto
Suite for strings

S. Osterc:
Suite for Orchestra
Nonet

J. Golob: 
Tempered
Three conversations
Film music arrangements

M. Lipovšek:
Second suite for Strings
Seven miniatures for Strings 

L. M. Škerjanc:
Suite in old style
Second Suite for Strings
Third Suite for Strings
Concertino for piano and strings
Festive Uverture

T. Vulc: 
Old Ljubljana Cantata
Gal v galeriji

T. Svete:
Suite for Orchestra