Karmina Šilec, conductor and director - author

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Karmina Šilec, conductor and director - author

Karmina Šilec is a conductor and director - author, artistic director of Carmina Slovenica and new music theatre Choregie


in North Carolina

OLD MAN AND THE SEA trailer OLD MAN AN THE SEA Carolina Performing arts centre, North Carolina premiere, 10.2.2024, Chappel Hill   The Old man and the Sea trailer   ...


cross-disciplinary opera

Op. 1: homo faber is a hybrid work, a musical-visual project that breaks down the boundaries between disciplines and aims to create a space for opening up thoughts, perceptions, experiences. The performance combines different forms of expression: the performance of various jobs and tasks, singing, words, images; their changing fusion creates different levels of meaning.

Old man and the sea

opera premiere

The Old Man and the Sea seeks to understand the meaning of life, death of the people and things. Starting point is in an intimate - an ancient - an eternal companion: the personal fear of / against ageing. Santiago is a priest of time, a timeless monument of power of the will which defeats an age.  The project is a meditation on his willpower replacing the power of the flesh; and on wisdom, pride and humility replacing the arrogance of youth as the victory of the spiritual will. 


new album released

Carmina Slovenica live in Balkan etno improvisations ZAJDI ZAJDI The essence of the Balkan people assembled in music pieces by a wonderful fusion of rhythms, archaisms, liturgy, humoresques, elegies, love tunes, virtuose improvisations and a sonorous colour of vocals Balkan music is...

Asian Choral Association

Spotlight June 2023

link to article In June 2023 edition The art of treble voices  by John Pamintuan SPOTLIGHT: Grace Chiang (Hong Kong), Nadezhda Averina (Russia), Aira Birziņa (Latvia), Karmina Šilec (Slovenia) ...


new album released

LINK TO MUSIC APPLE MUSIC Mary, the Queen, is a popular motif in music and painting. The basis for this is found in the Marian typology of the Old and New Testaments, where Mary is identified as the Queen Mother who has great influence over her son (e.g. Bathsheba-Solomon), or as the...


currator of  CHOREGIE 2023   16.4.2023 ob 20.00  Philomela geolocated sound exhibition author: Karmina Šilec Performers: Carmina Slovenica Rače Castle    7.5. 2023  ob 20.00 Past time echoes concert Performers: ...

opera BABA

The Life and Death of Stana

opera BABA: The life and death of Stana 

Concept and music: Karmina Šilec

Performers: KITKA and guests

BABA is inspired by the sworn virgins – the women who, after taking vows of chastity, adopt a man's name and identity, wear men's clothes, do men's work, smoke, drink rakia, play the gusle ... and join the men's world.

The music theatre will draw on anthropological research on this practice to develop a multi-faceted performative form.



20.1.2023 at 19.30 Choregie lecture  More: Mills Performing Arts Holland Theater / Mills College at Northeastern University 5000 MacArthur Boulevard Oakland, CA ...