Shaham Rinat, mezzo-soprano
Was born in Israel. She has performed the title role in Carmen (Bizet) at Glyndebourne, New Zealand, Stuttgart, Minnesota, Montreal, Florida, New York City Opera and Rome. Her wide repertoire also includes Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Mozart), Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini), Charlotte in Werther (Massenet), Melisande in Pelleas et Melisande (Debussy) and other roles. At the Israeli Opera she performed as Schaferin in Armide (Lully) and as the title role in Carmen (Bizet). She performs regularly at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, New York City Opera, Berlin's Staatsoper and the opera houses of Florida, Valencia, Venice, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Tokyo and others.