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Meitar Opera Studio
לוגו מיתר
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 22 years of the Opera Studio program, the 85 singers who were part of the program have between themselves performed around 175 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 and in the 2019/20 main stage production of Dead Man Walking almost all cast members were Meitar Opera Studio alumni. In each of the five productions of the 2020/21 season, The Medium , Mothers , Die Fledermaus , L’Italiana in Algeri and I Capuleti ed I Montecchi , Meitar Opera Studio alumni were the major featured soloists. Meitar 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), La Sonnambula and I Capuleti ed i Montecchi (Bellini), Mothers (Sebba), Don Pasquale (Donizetti) and others as well as the Israeli premieres of The Pirates (Storace) with the Phoenix Ensemble and La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina (Caccini) and La Calisto (Cavalli) with the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra.
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 Nacht family for giving a special donation for the Leon Nacht scholarships for the 2020/21 season and 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 (2021/22) are:
Inbal Brill , Ksenia Glonty , Nika Yankelevich - soprano
Chen Holtzman , Yarden Kiperman , Gal Kohav - mezzo soprano
Stas Davidov , Anton Trotoush  – tenor
Noam Heinz  – baritone
Yoav Ayalon  - 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 Shira Raz.

Telephone: +972-3-6927782
Fax: +972-3-6954886
shira@israelopera.org.il

Studio soloists throughout the years

2020-2021

Tom Cohen , soprano

Stas Davidov , tenor

Ksenia Glonty , soprano

Noam Heinz , baritone

Sivan Keren , soprano

Yarden Kiperman , mezzo soprano

Tamara Navoth , mezzo soprano

Karina Radzion , mezzo soprano

Rona Shrira , mezzo soprano

 

2019-2020

Tom Ben Ishai , soprano

Shira Cohen , soprano

Tom Cohen , soprano

Sivan Keren, soprano

Tamara Navoth , mezzo soprano

Karina Radzion , mezzo soprano

Rona Shrira , mezzo soprano

 

2018-2019
Tom Ben Ishai , soprano

Veronika Brook , soprano

Shira Cohen , soprano

Efrat Hacohen Bram , soprano

Pnini Leon Grubner, bass

Liat Lidor , soprano
Yuli Rorman, mezzo soprano
Shaked Strul, soprano

 

2017-2018 
Maya Bakstansky, mezzo-soprano

Veronika Brook , soprano 

Efrat Hacohen Bram , soprano
Zlata Khershberg , mezzo soprano 

Pnini Leon Grubner, bass

Liat Lidor , soprano
Yuli Rorman, mezzo soprano  

Shaked Strul, soprano

  

2016-2017
Irene Alhazov, soprano
Maya Bakstansky, mezzo-soprano

Michal Doron , mezzo-soprano

Tal Ganor, soprano
Galina Khlyzova, soprano 
Efrat Vulfsons, soprano
Nofar Yacobi, soprano  

2015-2016
Irene Alhazov, soprano

Hanna Bardos , mezzo soprano
Gitai Fisher, tenor
Tal Ganor, soprano
Galina Khlyzova, soprano
Tali Ketzef, soprano

Shahar Lavi, mezzo soprano
Osher Sebbag,  tenor

Efrat Vulfsons, soprano
Nofar Yacobi, soprano

 

2014-2015
Anton Alexeev , baritone 

Tal Bergman , soprano

Eitan Drori ,  tenor
Goni Knaani , soprano
Tali Ketzef , soprano
Shahar Lavi , mezzo soprano
Yair Polishook , baritone

Nitzan Yogev-Alon , mezzo soprano

 

2013-2014
Anton Alexeev , baritone

Tal Bergman , soprano

Anat Czarny , mezzo soprano

Eitan Drori , tenor

Goni Knaani , soprano
Yair Polishook , baritone
Daniela Skorka , soprano
Yakov Strizhak , bass

Nitzan Yogev-Alon , mezzo soprano

 

2012-2013

Hadar Atari , soprano

Shay Bloch , mezzo soprano

Anat Czarny , mezzo soprano

Hadar Iticovici , soprano

Shiri Hershkovitz , soprano  
Oded Reich , bass-baritone  

Yael Sayag , soprano
Daniela Skorka , soprano

 

2011-2012

Hadar Atari , soprano
Shay Bloch , mezzo soprano

Na'ama Goldman , mezzo soprano

Avigail Gurtler , soprano

Shiri Hershkovitz , soprano
Dika Philosoph , soprano
Oded Reich , bass-baritone 
Yael Sayag , soprano

 

2010-2011
Efrat Ashkenazi , soprano

Agam Englard-Saar , soprano
Na'ama Goldman , mezzo soprano

Avigail Gurtler , soprano

Nadav Inbar , tenor 
Dika Philosoph , soprano

Dilya Reinina , pianist

Alla Vasilevitsky , soprano 
Shlomi Wagner , baritone
Yifat Weisskopf , mezzo-soprano 

Affiliated singer: Given Nkosi , tenor

 

2009-2010

Efrat Ashkenazi , soprano

Hila Fahima , soprano
Yair Goren , baritone
Mima Millo , soprano

Dilya Reinina , pianist
Shira Shafir , soprano
Alla Vasilevitsky , soprano

Yifat Weisskopf , mezzo-soprano
Ayala Zimbler , mezzo-soprano

 

2008-2009

Zohar Agmon , mezzo-soprano

Yair Goren , baritone
Rinat Goldmann , soprano
Lilia Gretsova , soprano
Limor Ilan  , mezzo-soprano
Mima Millo , soprano

Maria NIkitin , pianist
Shira Shafir , soprano
Ayala Zimbler , mezzo-soprano

 

2008-2007
Rinat Goldmann , mezzo-Soprano
Lilia Gretsova , soprano
Limor Ilan  , mezzo-Soprano
Yasmine Levi Ellentuck , soprano
Gabriel Loewenheim , baritone
Ville Lignell , bass-baritone

Maria NIkitin , pianist

Ilona Toivis , mezzo-soprano

 

2007-2006
Noa Danon , soprano
Rachel Frankel , mezzo-soprano

Yasmine Levi Ellentuck , soprano

Yael Levita , soprano
Ville Lignell , bass-baritone 
Gabriel Loewenheim , baritone

Ilona Toivis , mezzo-soprano

 

2006-2005
Bat Ami Osipov , soprano

Alexandra Chebat , mezzo-soprano

Shirly Hod , soprano

Anastasia Klevan , soprano 

Dana Marbach , soprano
Yevgeny Nezhinetz , baritone 
Shira Raz , mezzo-soprano

 

2005-2004
Bat Ami Osipov , soprano
Alexandra Chebat , mezzo-soprano

Shirly Hod , soprano
Anastasia Klevan , soprano

Enas Massalha , soprano
Yevgeny Nezhinetz , baritone
Shira Raz , mezzo-soprano

 

2004-2003
Hila Baggio , soprano
Yelena Fuchs , soprano
Amit Friedman
, baritone

Eleonar Liveney, mezzo-soprano
Enas Massalha , soprano

Ana Virovlansky , soprano
Marina Zolotov , mezzo-soprano

 

2003-2002
Hila Baggio , soprano
Ira Bertman , soprano
David Bizic , baritone
Yelena Fuchs , soprano

Noam Talmon , baritone
Marina Zolotov , mezzo-soprano

 

2002-2000
Ira Bertman , soprano
Sharon Dvorin , soprano
Yulia Plakhina , mezzo-soprano
Michael Riskin, tenor

Svetlana Sandler , mezzo-soprano
Noam Talmon , baritone
Andrei Trifonov , bass  

Studio Productions

 

 

2021

La Calisto

Hänsel und Gretel

 

2020

Suor Angelica

 

2019

La sonnambula

La finta giardiniera

Mothers

The Pirates


2018
La clemenza di Tito
Mozart’s Surprise Box (Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion)
Rusalka for children (Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion)
Children Opera Hour Productions (in Hebrew)
Hansel and Gretel
The Magic Flute
Cinderella
Rusalka

Let’s Sing Opera
Opera Fairy Tales
Le nozze di Figaro
Don Pasquale
Die Fledermaus
Mozart’s Surprise Box
The Snow Maiden
L’elisir d’amore
The Little Mermaid (Rusalka)

2017
Suor Angelica
The Impresario
Magic Flute for children (Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion)
Magic Flute for children (Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva) 

2016
The Medium
I Capuleti ed i Montecchi
Cinderella for children (Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion)

2015
Cosi fan tutte (Raanana Symphonette Orchestra)

2014
Die Fledermaus (Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva)
Don Giovanni (Raanana Symphonette Orchestra)
Cosi fan tutte
Magic Flute for children (Ramat Gan Symphony Orchestra)
Magic Flute for children (Raanana Symphonette Orchestra)

2013
Don Pasquale (Raanana Symphonette Orchestra)
La traviata (Ashdod Symphony Orchestra)
The Telephone
The Medium
Suor Angelica
Dido and Aeneas
Magic Flute for children (Israel Chamber Orchestra)
Magic Flute for children (Haifa Symphony Orchestra)
Cinderella for children (Israel Chamber Orchestra)

2012
Die Fledermaus
Werther

2011
La boheme
Die Fledermaus (Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra)
Le nozze di Figaro (Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva)
Le nozze di Figaro for children (Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra)
Le nozze di Figaro for children (Israel Chamber Orchestra)
Mozart’s Surprise Box (Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva)

L’elisir d’amore for children (Israel Chamber Orchestra)

2010
Le nozze di Figaro (Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra)
Mozart’s Women (Haifa Symphony Orchestra)
Mozart’s Surprise Box (Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion)
Cinderella for children (Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra)
Cinderella for children (Israel Chamber Orchestra)
Hansel and Gretel for children (Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra)
Magic Flute for children (Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva)
 

2009
Magic Flute for children (Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra)

 

2008
Orpheus Passion
School for Lovers

2007
Hansel and Gretel for children (Haifa Symphony Orchestra)
Magic Flute for children (Haifa Symphony Orchestra)
Cinderella for children (Haifa Symphony Orchestra)

2006
Le nozze di Figaro (Haifa Symphony Orchestra)
Il re pastore (Israel Chamber Orchestra)
Magic Flute for children (Israel Chamber Orchestra) 

2005
Dido and Aeneas (Tel Aviv and Stuttgart)
Hansel and Gretel for children (Israel Chamber Orchestra)

2004
Fairies and Witches (Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra)

2003
Love Letters 

2002
Le nozze di Figaro

 

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