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    Meitar Opera Studio

    Meitar Opera Studio
    The Young Artists Program of the Israeli Opera

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    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 first 17 years of the Opera Studio program, the 70 singers who were part of the program have between themselves performed around 140 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 orchestras all over Israel. All Opera Studio members performed most successfully in the Israeli Opera production of La traviata both in Tel Aviv (October 2001) and on a most successful tour to Wiesbaden, Germany (May 2003). 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). Opera Studio singers also performed in concerts in Switzerland, Great Britain, Australia and South Korea. Notable Opera Studio productions include Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart) with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA as well as with the Israel Sinfonietta Beersheva and as La boheme (Puccini), Werther (Massenet), Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss), Don Pasquale (Donizetti), Dido and Aeneas (Purcell), Suor angelica (Puccini), The Telephone and The Medium (Menotti), Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte (Mozart),
    I Capuleti ed i Montecchi (Bellini) and others.
    Opera Studio alumni 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 and others perform regularly leading roles with the Israeli Opera as well as in major opera houses around the world.

    The Opera Studio is supported by the Zvi & Ofra Meitar Family Fund as well as by donations from the Landesberg family in everlasting memory of Eva Landesberg, the  Friends of the Israeli Opera (UK) Scholarship Fund, Alrov Fund, Uri Weltsch, Edna & Arnan Gabrieli, Leora Goldman in memory of her mother Ahuva (Lili) Goldman, Zakai family in memory of Pinchas (Pini) Zakai, Rachel and Beni Birman, Morris Kahn, Helen & Peter Simpson in memory of Teddy & Ernst Simpson/Schweitzer, in memory of Miriam & David Weisz, Caracas, Venezuela, Dame Shirley Porte and the late Sir Leslie, Tsiky Rosenthal (Ganmore) and family in loving memory of her husband, Dr. Jerome Rosenthal, in loving memory of Dr. Eliezer Domke, Ronen Foundation for advancing young artists in classical music and an anonymous donation.

    The Music Director of the Opera Studio is David Sebba.

     

    Current members of the Opera Studio (2016/17) are:
    Veronika Brook, Miriam Gadjieva, Efrat Hacohen Bram, Liat Lidor-Reich, Shaked Stroll - soprano
    Maya Bakstansky, Zlata Khershberg, Yuli Rorman - mezzo soprano
    Yoav Weiss – baritone
    Pnini Leon Grubner - bass

     

    We invite you to support young artists and develop a new generation of outstanding Israeli opera singers.

    For donations and further information please contact Limor Sagi, Adv. Telephone: +972-3-6927782
    Fax: +972-3-6954886
    development@tapac.org.il

    Opera Studio Members since its inception:

     2017-2018

    Veronika Brook - soprano
    Miriam Gadjieva - soprano
    Efrat Hacohen Bram
     - soprano
    Liat Lidor-Reich - soprano
    Shaked Stroll - soprano
    Maya Bakstansky  - mezzo soprano
    Zlata Khershberg  - mezzo soprano
    Yuli Rorman - mezzo soprano
    Yoav Weiss – baritone
    Pnini Leon Grubner - bass

     2016-2017

    Irene Alhazov, soprano
    Tal Ganor, soprano
    Galina Benevich, soprano
    Efrat Vulfsons,soprano
    Nofar Yacobi, soprano
    Maya Bakstansky, mezzo soprano
    Michal Doron, mezzo soprano

     

    2015-2016
    Irene Alhazov - soprano
    Tal Ganor- soprano
    Galina Benevich - soprano
    Tali Ketzef  - soprano
    Efrat Vulfsons - soprano
    Nofar Yacobi - soprano
    Hanna Bardos - mezzo soprano
    Shahar Lavi- mezzo soprano
    Gitai Fisher- tenor
    Osher Sebbag - tenor

    2014-2015
    Tal Bergman, soprano
    Goni Knaani, soprano
    Tali Ketzef, soprano
    Shahar Lavi, mezzo soprano
    Nitzan Alon, mezzo soprano
    Eitan Drori,  tenor
    Anton Alexeev, baritone 
    Yair Polishook, baritone

     

    2013-2014
    Tal Bergman, soprano
    Daniela Skorka, soprano
    Anat Czarny, mezzo soprano
    Nitzan Alon, mezzo soprano
    Yair Polishook, baritone
    Yakov Strizhak, bass
    Eitan Drori, tenor
    Associate Singer:
    Goni Knaani, soprano
    Anton Alexeev, baritone

     

    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

     

    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

     

    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

     

    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

     

    2003-2002
    Ira Bertman, Soprano
    Hila Baggio, Soprano
    David Bizic, Baritone
    Marina Zolotov, Mezzo-Soprano
    Noam Talmon, Baritone
    Yelena Fuchs, 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

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