About Theresa

Soprano Theresa Plut is known for her breathtaking top range, fantastic coloratura and winning dramatic talent. Her repertoire ranges from Zerbinetta in opera to Carmina Burana in concert. Recent performances in recital have also displayed her exceptional musicality and sensitivity for Art Song.

Theresa has performed under the baton of known conductors Emmanuel Villaume, Nicholas Milton, John Fiore, George Pehlivanian, Alain Paris, Alexander Joel, etc. and is a regular guest with the Slovenian Philharmonic and Radio Television Orchestra in Slovenia where she lives. Recent projects with these ensembles include Haydn’s Jahreszeiten, Poulenc’s Stabat Mater, contemporary works such as the ARTEMIS Cantata (world premiere), various Christmas and New Year’s Galas… 2012 she was invited to tour with Anna Netrebko and the Slovenian Philharmonic for the concert production of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, which was released in 2015 by Deutsche Grammophone.

2009 Theresa performed a string of concerts in Beijing, China, followed by a vocal Masterclass at the Central National University of Beijing, upon which she was awarded an honorary professorship from this university. She has performed with the SNG Opera in Ljubljana, the Jenaer Philharmonie, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Siam Philharmonic, among others, and is regularly recorded by and broadcast on Slovenian National Radio and Television.

In 2008 Theresa was invited by the Royal Bangkok Opera in Thailand to perform in their new production of Salieri’s Prima la musica, dopo i parole and Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor. 2007 she collaborated with stage director Philip Harnoncourt as Gretel in a new production of Humperdinck’s Hänsel and Gretel for the Rosenheimer Festival. The same year, she appeared as a guest at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern for the role of Olympia in Offenbach’s Hoffmann’s Erzählungen. As a member of the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, she had the opportunity to sing under conductors such as Alexander Joel and John Fiore and work with stage director Christof Loy. There she gave her operatic debut as Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte and went on to perform the roles of Walter in La Wally, Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Serpetta in La finta giardiniera, Casilda in The Gondoliers, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Ophelia in Hamlet (Thomas), among others.

Theresa began performing in Europe while still completing her vocal studies in Zürich, Switzerland and Stuttgart, Germany. There, she regularly appeared with ensembles such as the Bach Collegium Zürich and the Württembergische Filharmonie, with repertoire such as Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Honegger’s Roi Davide, Mozart’s Krönungsmesse and C-moll Messe, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, to name a few. As a student, she was also invited to perform Mahler’s 4th Symphony with the Slovenian Philharmonic under the baton of George Pehlivanian and sing the lead role of Betly in Donizetti’s La capanna svizzera with the Opernorchester Stuttgart.

In 2015, Theresa was offered a teaching position as Assistant Professor of Voice (major) at the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana. She is actively involved with several local pedagogical music programs and readily enjoys teaching the younger generation of promising singers.

Theresa is a prize winner of several competitions and scholarships and has performed with numerous orchestras in Europe, as well as in Asia and North America. She holds degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, the Musikhochschule Zürich, Switzerland, and the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart, Germany. Her mentors were renowned pedagogues Richard Miller (USA), Helena Lazarska (A), Julia Hamari (D), Jane Mengedoht-Thorner (CH) and Marisa Gaetanne (CAD). Theresa was born to Slovenian parents in beautiful Vancouver, Canada.