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    Meitar Opera Studio

    Meitar Opera Studio

    The Young Artists Program of the Israeli Opera

     

    The Meitar Opera Studio 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 Meitar Opera Studio is to nurture operatic talent in Israel and to help young opera singers to work in their profession. The Meitar 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 Meitar 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 the 19 years of the Opera Studio program, the 80 singers who were part of the program have between themselves performed around 150 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 all leading Israeli orchestras all over the country. 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). In the 2018/19 main stage productions of Dido and Aeneas, The Passenger and Cosi fan tutte almost all cast members were Meitar Opera Studio alumni. Opera Studio singers also performed in concerts in Switzerland, Great Britain, Australia and South Korea.
    Notable Opera Studio productions include Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte, La clemenza di Tito, la finta giardiniera (Mozart), La boheme (Puccini), Werther (Massenet), The Telephone and The Medium (Menotti), I Capuleti ed i Montecchi (Bellini), Mothers (Sebba) and others.
    Meitar Opera Studio singers have worked through the years with numerous artists including Giuliano Carella, Asher Fisch, Dan Ettinger, David Stern, Daniel Cohen, Patricia McCaffrey, Mark Schnaible, Gulio Zappa, John Norris, Mozart de Oliviera, Anne Champert, Rainer Armbrust, Gwyneth Jones, Ido Ricklin, Gadi Roll, Marco Gandini, Alessandro Talevi and many others.      
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    Opera Studio alumni including Hila Baggio, Ira Bertman, Hila Fahima, Noa Danon, Dana Marbach, Ana Virovlanski, Shiri Hershkovitz, Rachel Frenkel, Na'ama Goldman, Anat Czarny, David Bizic, Oded Reich, Daniela Skorka, Tal Ganor, Shahar Lavi, Michal Doron, Nofar Yacobi, Galina Benevic and others perform regularly leading roles with the Israeli Opera as well as in major opera houses around the world including the Vienna Staatsoper, the Berlin Staatsoper, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the opera houses of Munich, Warsaw, Magdeburg, Dresden, Freiburg, Luzern, Basel, Tokyo, Pesaro and others.

     


    The Israeli Opera thanks the Zvi & Ofra Meitar Family Fund for their ongoing generous support which enables the variegated activities of the Meitar Opera Studio.
    The Israeli Opera also thanks the many other individuals and organizations who support the Meitar Opera Studio, first and foremost the Friends of Israeli Opera UK.

    The Music Director of the Meitar Opera Studio is David Sebba.
    The Artistic Director of the Meitar Opera Studio is Shirit Lee Weiss

    Current members of the Meitar Opera Studio (2019/20) are:
    Tom Ben Ishai, Shira Cohen, Tom Cohen, Nour Darwish, Sivan Keren - soprano
    Tamara Navoth, Karina Radzion, Rona Shrira - mezzo 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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