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    Polishook Yair, baritone

    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:

    Theodor: Hermann Bahr (2023) December

    Alice in Wonderland: The Mad Hatter / the Caterpillar (2018-2023)

    Madama Butterfly: Bonzo (2023) - Opera in the Park

    Theodor: Hermann Bahr (2023) May

    Il barbiere di Siviglia: Bartolo (2022-2023) - Hebrew

    Don Giovanni: Masetto (2023)

    Madama Butterfly: Bonzo (2022)

    Les Contes d'Hoffmann: Luther (2022)

    Carmen: Morales (2022) - Opera in the Park

    La Traviata: Marquis (2022)

    Yevgeni Onegin: Captain (2022)

    Die Zauberflöte: Second Armed Man (2021)

    L'Italiana in Algeri: Mustafa (2021)

    Dead Man Walking: A Motor Cop / First Prison Guard (2019)

    Manon: Bretigny (2019)

    The Passenger: Elder Passenger / Steward (2019)

    Tosca: Sciaronne / Guard (2019)

    Un Ballo In Maschera: Silvano (2019)
    Salome: Fifth Jew (2019)

    Carmen: Morales (2018)

    Dido and Aeneas: Aeneas (2018)

    Don Carlo: Flemish Deputy (2018) 

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Starveling (2018)

    Werther: Johann (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)

    At the Israeli Opera he conducted:

    Die Zauberflöte (2022) - community production

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