D'or Yaniv, counter tenor
Yaniv d’Or, counter tenor, was born in Israel. His opera repertoire includes Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck), the title role in Giulio Cesare, Rinaldo, Orlando, Admeto and Ottone (Handel), Ascanio in Ascanio in Alba (Mozart), Orion in Orion (Cavalli), Nerone and Ottone in L’incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi), Arsamene in Xerxes (Handel), Tolomeo in Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Handel), the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas (Purcell) and Delfa in Giasone (Cavalli). He created the role of the Barman in Nightshift (John W. Brennen). He has performed in many opera houses including those of Antwerp, Ghent, Gothenburg, Rome, Vilnius, Wiesbaden, St. Gallen and at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. He also regularly sings oratorio, liturgical music, lieder and contemporary repertoire. He is the founder of Ensemble NAYA, which is currently touring, performing at the Lucerne Festival, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Versailles Palace, Stockholm Early Music Festival, the Flemish Opera, the Philharmonie Köln, the Concertgebouw in Brugge and AMUZ in Antwerp, with a programme of early and contemporary music inspired by Jewish texts. His first solo album on the NMC label is about to be released. At the Israeli Opera he has performed the title role and Tolomeo in Gulio Cesare in Egitto (Handel), Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck), and the role of Rabbi Elbaz in the world premiere of A Journey to the End of the Millenium (Bardanashvili).