Nofar Yacobi

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    Bologna, Italy

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    Nofar Yacobi, 1st Prize winner of the Spazio Musica International Singing Competition’s 26th edition, recorded for Disney Pictures the Hebrew version of Beauty and the Beast live action movie.

    Winner of the Audience’s Favourite Prize and of other four special prizes in the Spazio Musica International Singing Competition, Nofar recently made her debut with the role of Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi (Puccini) in Orvieto, Italy.

    She is the creator and producer of the worldwide Musical Solidarity Project, born as a global response to the global covid-19 pandemic crisis.

    Nofar performs regularly as a soloist with wonderful musicians, opera companies and orchestras. She performed with The Israeli Opera, Calgary Opera, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra, the Ra’anana Symphonette Orchestra, the Israel Symphony Rishon-LeZion Orchestra,  the Revolution Orchestra, the Toronto Academy Chamber Orchestra, and the Glenn Gould New Music Ensemble.

    She recently made her debuts with the roles of Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi) and Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). Among the roles she performed are Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos (R. Strauss), Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte (Mozart), Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica (Puccini), Madame Herz in Der Schauspieldirektor (Mozart), Despina in Così fan tutte (Mozart), Hanna in Hannaraptor (Gilliland), and Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Mozart).

    Her recent concert engagements include performances at the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Koerner Hall, Mazzoleni Hall, and the Glenn Gould Studio of the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).

    She performed in the Eilat Chamber Music Festival, the Abu-Gosh Music Festival, the 21C New Music Festival, the Toronto Jewish Music Festival, and the Spazio Musica Festival.

    Nofar is an alumna of the Israeli Opera Meitar Studio Program (2015/2017), the Calgary Opera Emerging Artist Program (2017/2018), and the Rebanks Family Fellowship & International Performance Residency Program at The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory in Toronto (2018/2019).

    She graduated from the Buchman-Mehta School of Music at the Tel-Aviv University and received the AICF (America Israel Cultural Foundation), the Buchman-Mehta and the Eli Leon scholarships, as well as the Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust and the Azrieli Foundation sponsorships.

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    ‘Glitter and Be Gay’ (excerpt)

    מתוך קונצרט הסיום הנפלא של עונתנו ה-80, לציון מאה שנים להולדתו של ליאונרד ברנשטיין - נופר יעקבי הנהדרת בביצוע ל'נצוץ והיה עליז' מאת ברנשטיין, יחד עם התזמורת הסימפונית ירושלים, פרדריק שאזלן, מנהל מוזיקלי - ובניצוחו של מאסטרו שאזלן.תודה לדסי חיה שטרן ששלחה לנו את הוידאו :)From the final concert of our 80th season, commemorating Leonard Bernstein’s centennial - the wonderful Nofar Yacobi sings Bernstein's ‘Glitter and Be Gay’, with the Jerusalem Symphony Orcheastra, Frédéric Chaslin, Music Director, under the baton of Maestro Chaslin!Thank you Dassi Haya Stern for the video! 🙂

    Posted by Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, July 8, 2018

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    Soprano Nofar Yacobi is the 1st Prize winner of the Spazio Musica International Singing Competition 26th Edition – one of the most prestigious singing competitions in Italy.

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    Soprano Nofar Yacobi created the Musical Solidarity Project / Covid-19: A virtual performance of Verdi’s “Va pensiero” from Nabucco that is a worldwide collaboration  between 55 opera houses, orchestras, and other cultural institutions and about 500 pe…

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    Soprano Nofar Yacobi took the lead role of Gilda in Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’, as part of the Spazio Musica Series last week, in Teatro Mancinelli, Orvieto, Italy. 

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    Nufar Yacobi in Hebrew version of ‘Beauty and The Beast’, and two recitals in Toronto

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    Nofar Yacobi performing with Serouj Kradjian’s arrangement of Farid al-Atrash “Ya Zahratan Fi Khayali” for a voice and string orchestra, with the wonderful Academy Chamber Orchestra. Yacobi’s performance in Arabic is part of four-piece collaboration wi…

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    Soprano Nofar Yacobi performed with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in the 80th Season Finale Concert: Leonard Bernstein – ‘Glitter and be Gay’ from ‘Candide’ (Frédéric Chaslin). Yacobi was also accepted to The Rebanks Family Fellowship and Internatio…

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    Soprano Nofar Yacobi sings as Madame de Garderobe in the Hebrew version of Disney Pictures’ the Beauty and the Beast live movie (2017).