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    About Meitar Opera Studio

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    About 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

    Opera Studio Members since its inception:

     

    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  

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