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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.

His roles at the Israeli Opera:
Alice in Wonderland: The Mad Hatter / the Caterpillar (2018)

Carmen: Morales (2018)

Dido and Aeneas: Aeneas (2018)

Don Carlo: Flemish Deputy (2018) 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Starveling (2018)

La bohème: Benoit / Alcindoro (2017)

La forza del destino: Doctor (2017)

Giulio Cesare in Egitto: Achille (2017) - Akko

Madama Butterfly: Imperial Commissioner (2017)

Macbeth: Doctor (2016)

Madama Butterfly: Official Registrar (2016) - Opera in the Park

Rigoletto: Ceprano (2016) - Jerusalem
Romeo et Juliette: Paris, Gregorio (2016)

Alice in Wonderland: The Mad Hatter (2011-2015)
Le nozze di Figaro: Figaro (2015) - Akko
La rondine: Périchaud / The Butler (2015)
Il barbiere di Siviglia: The Officer (2014)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann: Schlemil / Hermann (2014)
Don Giovanni: Leporello (2014) - Akko
Don Pasquale: The Notary (2014)
Rigoletto: Ceprano (2014)
La traviata: The Marchese (2013)

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