Gurtler Avigail, soprano
Avigail Gurtler, soprano, was born in Israel. She graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where she studied with Miriam Meltzer and David Sebba. She performed in concerts all over Israel, including at the Abu Gosh Festival and the Jerusalem Arts Festival in varied repertoire including works by Pergolesi (Laudate Pueri), Beethoven (Mass in C), Mendelssohn (Psalm 42) and Haydn (Nelson Mass). During her studies she has performed the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflote (Mozart). She is the winner of the Academy’s vocal competition for 2010, accompanied by the Israel Sinfonietta Beersheva. Avigail Gurtler is a member of the Israeli Opera's Opera Studio where her repertoire includes the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflote (Mozart), Gretel in Hansel und Gretel (Humperdinck), Adele in Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss), Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart), Adina in L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti) and other roles. She performed Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart) in the Opera Studio production with the Israel Sinfonietta Beersheva as well as Adele in Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss) with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA. She performed Gretel in Hansel und Gretel (Humperdinck) with the Israel Sinfonietta Beersheva and Adina in L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti) with the Israel Chamber Orchestra. In 2012 she played Paggio in Rigoletto (Verdi). She performs in numerous Israeli Opera concerts. She performed the Queen of the Night in the Israeli Opera family production of Die Zauberflote (Mozart).