Nofar Yacobi

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    Milano, Italy


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    Wednesday, January 1, 2020

    Jerusalem, Israel

    Nofar Yacobi was born in Israel. She is is one of the selected concert artists of the prestigious Rebanks Family Fellowship & International Performance Residency at the Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory in Toronto.

    Yacobi recently made her Canadian debut in Koerner Hall with the role of Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute). Last year she made her United States debut under the baton of Steven Smith with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in a solo gala concert, and her Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra debut under the baton of Frédéric Chaslin, which was broadcast live on the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation Radio.

    Her upcoming engagements include performances at the Canadian Opera Company, the Glenn Gould Studio CBC, Koerner Hall, Mazzoleni Hall and the Goethe Institute Toronto.

    Nofar recorded the Hebrew version for Disney Pictures live movie Beauty and the Beast, now available on Netflix. She performed with the Rishon LeZion Symphony Orchestra, the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra, the Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra, the Ferrara Conservatory Orchestra, the Revolution Orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra and the Academy Chamber Orchestra.

    Her operatic repertoire includes the roles of Queen of the Night (Mozart), Zerbinetta (Strauss), Gilda (Verdi), Oscar (Verdi), Despina (Mozart) and more. Her wide repertoire varies from baroque, classical and romantic to contemporary music, and includes not only classical music, but also musical theatre and popular culture music. Nofar sings in many languages, including Italian, Hebrew, German, French, Russian, English and Latin.

    Nofar Yacobi is a former member of the Israeli Opera Meitar Studio and of the Calgary Opera Emerging Artist Program. She graduated from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at the Tel-Aviv University. She received scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, the Buchman-Mehta School of Music, the Eli Leon Fund, and sponsorships from the Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust and the Azrieli Foundation.


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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 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).