The baritone singer Zdravko Perger is a member of the Slovenian National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana since 1977 and its soloist since 1993. He first studied singing at the Music School in Šempeter near Nova Gorica and later on at the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Secondary School Ljubljana. He perfected his knowledge for another four years under the mentorship of the renowned Slovenian opera singer Rudolf Francl. He also successfully finished two international singing courses (with professors Alfred Burgstaler and Marjana Lipovšek) and the course with Professor Margaretha Sparber M.A. (The Vienna High School for Music and Performing Arts) and Professor Kurt Vidmer.
He has created quite a versatile range of roles: Baron Douphol (La Traviata), Marullo (Rigoletto), Zaretsky (Eugene Onegin), Dancario and Morales (Carmen), Fiorello and Figaro (The Barber of Seville), Schlemil and Herman (The Tales of Hoffmann), Amantio (Gianni Schicchi), Harlekin (Ariadne on Naxos), Chekalinsky (The Queen of Spades), Belcore (The Elixir of Love), Bretigny (Manon), Reaper (The Dead Eyes), Chansonette (The Nightingale of Gorenjsko), Carnero (The Gypsy Baron), Krušina (The Bartered Bride), Tempest (Kaschey the Immortal), G. Germont (La Traviata ), Schaunard, Alcindor (La Bohème), Knight (Xenia), Prophet and Decimus Brutus (Cleopatra), Alavise and Lelio (The Inquisitive Women), Jamadori (Madame Butterfly), Polish Courier (Ivan Susanin – A Life for the Tsar), Pritschitsch (The Merry Widow), Pantalon (The Love for Three Oranges), Valentin (Faust), Fiorello (The Barber of Seville), etc.
Zdravko Perger has also performed with national and international symphonic orchestras, made guest appearences in Italy, Austria and Croatia, and was on tour in Australia and Japan.