Meitar Opera Studio

Meitar Opera Studio

The Young Artists Program of the Israeli Opera

 

Meitar Opera Sudio is a practical study and performance program for young Israeli opera singers who graduated from any given music academy and who are on the verge of embarking on an operatic career. The major goal of the Opera Studio is to nurture operatic talent in Israel and to help young opera singers to work in their profession. The Opera Studio program is aimed at young Israeli opera singers who are willing to hone their craft, further their studies on an ongoing basis and gain stage experience, thus getting ready for a full-fledged operatic career.


The actual curriculum of the Opera Studio is aimed at enlarging the experience of the participating singers and enabling them to gain musical and dramatic knowledge on a personal level and even more so as part of ensemble work.

At the end of first ten years of the Opera Studio program the 45 singers who were part of the program have between themselves performed around 100 roles in various Israeli Opera productions, side by side with participating in numerous concerts and performances in which they performed a very wide repertoire. Singers who have graduated from the Opera Studio program continue to perform in Israeli Opera productions on a regular basis as well as perform with orchestras all over Israel. All Opera Studio members performed most successfully in the Israeli Opera production of La traviata both in Tel Aviv (October 2001) and on a most successful tour to Wiesbaden, Germany (May 2003). In the fall of 2005 all members of the Opera Studio participated in a production of Dido & Aeneas which was performed in Tel Aviv and in Stuttgart. In the summer of 2010 all Opera Studio singers participated in the world premiere of Alice in Wonderland (David Sebba). Notable Opera Studio productions include Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart) with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA as well as with the Israel Sinfonietta Beersheva and as La boheme (Puccini).

Opera Studio alumni such as Hila Baggio, Ira Bertman, David Bizic, Noa Danon, Lilia Gretsova, Rachel Frenkel, Dana Marbach, Ana Virovlanski, Svetlana Sandler, Shira Raz, perform regularly leading roles with the Israeli Opera as well as in opera houses around the world.

The Opera Studio is supported by the Zvi & Ofra Meitar Family Fund, The British friends of the Israeli Opera, Leora Goldman in memory of her mother Ahuva (Lili) Goldman, Leumi Private Banking, Rachel and Beni Birman, Helen and Peter Simpson, The Kahn Family Fund for Humanitarian Support, the Zakai Family in memory of Pinchas (Pini) Zakai and the Dumka Family in memory of Eliezer Dumka.

The Music Director of the Opera Studio is David Sebba.

Current members of the Opera Studio are: Hershkovitz Shiri, soprano, Sayag Yael, soprano, Skorka Daniela, soprano, Atari Hadar, soprano, Czarny Anat, mezzo soprano, Bloch Shay, mezzo soprano & Reich Oded, bass-baritone. Associate Singer: Iticovici Hadar, soprano

We invite you to support young artists and develop a new generation of outstanding Israeli opera singers.
For donations and further information please contact the Director of Development
Telephone: +972-3-6927848
Fax:: +972-3-6954886
development@tapac.org.il

Opera Studio Members since its inception:

2012-13

Hershkovitz Shiri, soprano
Sayag Yael, soprano
Skorka Daniela, soprano
Atari Hadar, soprano
Czarny Anat, mezzo soprano
Bloch Shay, mezzo soprano
Reich Oded, bass-baritone

Associate Singer:
Iticovici Hadar, soprano

2011-12

Avigail Gurtler, soprano
Dika Philosoph, soprano
Na'ama Goldman, Mezzo soprano
Shiri Hershkovitz, soprano
Oded Reich, bass-baritone
Shay Bloch, mezzo soprano
Yael Sayag, soprano

Associate Singer:
Hadar Atari, soprano

2010-11

Efrat Ashkenazi, Soprano
Yifat Weisskopf, Mezzo-Soprano
Alla Vasilevitsky, Soprano
Avigail Gurtler, soprano
Dika Philosoph, soprano
Nadav Inbar, tenor
Na'ama Goldman, Mezzo soprano
Dilya Reinina, pianist

Associate Singer:
Shlomi Wagner, baritone
Agam Englard-Saar, soprano
Affiliated singer: Given Nkosi, tenor 


2009-10

Yair Goren, Baritone
Hila Fahima, Soprano
Mima Millo, Soprano
Shira Shafir, Soprano
Yifat Weisskopf, Mezzo-Soprano
Alla Vasilevitsky, Soprano
Ayala Zimbler, Mezzo-Soprano
Dilya Reinina, pianist


Associate Singer:
Efrat Ashkenazi, Soprano


2008-09

Yair Goren, Baritone
Rinat Goldmann, Soprano
Lilia Gretsova, Soprano
Limor Ilan. Mezzo-Soprano
Mima Millo, Soprano
Shira Shafir, Soprano
Ayala Zimbler, Mezzo-Soprano
Maria NIkitin, Pianist

Associate Singer:
Zohar Agmon,  Mezzo-Soprano


2008-2007

Rinat Goldmann, Mezzo-Soprano
Lilia Gretsova, Soprano
Limor Ilan. Mezzo-Soprano
Yasmine Levi Ellentuck , Sopran
Gabriel Loewenheim, Baritone
Ville Lignell, Bass-Baritone
Ilona Toivis, Mezzo-Soprano
Maria NIkitin, Pianist

2007-2006

Noa Danon, Soprano
Ilona Toivis, Mezzo-Soprano
Yasmine Levi Ellentuck , Sopran
Gabriel Loewenheim, Baritone
Yael Levita, Soprano
Ville Lignell, Bass-Baritone
Rachel Frankel, Mezzo-Soprano

2002-2000

Ira Bertman, Soprano
Sharon Dvorin, Soprano
Noam Talmon, Baritone
Andrei Trifonov, Bass
Svetlana Sandler, Mezzo-Soprano
Yulia Plakhina, Mezzo-Soprano
Michael Riskin, Tenor

2003-2002

Ira Bertman, Soprano
Hila Baggio, Soprano
David Bizic, Baritone
Marina Zolotov, Mezzo-Soprano
Noam Talmon, Baritone
Yelena Fuchs, Soprano

2004-2003

Hila Baggio, Soprano
Ana Virovlansky, Soprano
Marina Zolotov, Mezzo-Soprano
Eleonar Liveney, Mezzo-Soprano
Enas Massalha, Soprano
Yelena Fuchs, Soprano
Amit Friedman, Baritone

2005-2004

Bat Ami Osipov, Soprano
Shirly Hod, Soprano
Enas Massalha, Soprano
Yevgeny Nezhinetz, Baritone
Anastasia Klevan, Soprano
Alexandra Chebat, Mezzo-Soprano
Shira Raz, Mezzo-Soprano

2006-2005

Bat Ami Osipov, Soprano
Shirly Hod, Soprano
Dana Marbach, Soprano
Yevgeny Nezhinetz, Baritone
Anastasia Klevan, Soprano
Alexandra Chebat, Mezzo-Soprano
Shira Raz, Mezzo-Soprano

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