Polishook Yair, baritone
Yair Polishook, baritone, was born in Israel. He graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. He performed Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as in the operas The Cheater (Avidom) and The Bald Soprano (Israel Sharon). His liturgical repertoire includes Messiah (Handel), St. Matthew's Passion (Bach), the Faure Requiem, Schonberg's serenade Op. 24 and other works. Beside his singing career he studies conducting with Avner Biron. He received the AICF, Ronen Foundation and Eli Leon scholarships. Yair Polishook was a member of the Israeli Opera's Meitar Opera Studio where his repertoire included Papageno in Die Zauberflote, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte (Mozart), Belcore in L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti), Frank in Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss) and other roles. At the Israeli Opera he performed Leporello in Don Giovanni (Mozart) in Akko, the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland (Sebba), the Marchese in La traviata, Ceprano in Rigoletto (Verdi), Schlemil in Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach), the Notary in Don Pasquale (Donizetti), the Officer in Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini), Perichaud and the Butler in La rondine (Puccini) and others.