About Rinnat Moriah

Young Israeli Soprano Rinnat Moriah has debuted at the Teatro alla Scala, Concertgebouw, Elbphilharmonie and at the BBC proms in London.

Her wide repertoire of both lyric and Coloratura roles includes Zerbinetta in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, Adina in L'elisir d'amore, The Queen of the Night, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Violetta Valery in La Traviata,
and the title role in Stravinsky's The Nightingale.

In Italy, she performed at the Rossini Opera Festival and at the Pergolesi-Spontini Festival, and sang the role of Zerbinetta at the Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte in Montepulciano.
She also performed at the prestigious Aix-en-Provence festival in France, Bregenz Festival and at the Seefestspiele Mörbisch in Austria.

​Ms. Moriah began her professional career while still attending the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, from which she graduated summa cum laude. During her studies she performed with the Chicago Opera Theater and the Opera Company of Philadelphia, sang solo recitals at the Kennedy Center and at the Library of Congress, as well as concerts with the New World Symphony in Miami, and the Kansas City, Richmond and Fort Worth Symphonies.

​Ms. Moriah was then invited by Maestro Daniel Barenboim to be a part of the Studio of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin. In recent years, she has sung at Theater an der Wien, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Oper Dortmund, Theater Heidelberg, Oper Darmstadt and at the National Theater of Mannheim.

On the concert stage, she has appeared with the Staatskapelle Berlin, Essen Philharmonic, Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Lucerne Festival Strings, Israeli Philharmonic and Stuttgart Philharmonic, performing works such as Poulenc's Gloria, Orff's Carmina Burana, Vivaldi's Gloria, Monteverdi’s Vesperae Veneziane di San Marco, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, Brahms’ Requiem and Liebesliederwalzer, numerous cantatas by Bach and Telemann and Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C minor.

An avid interpreter of modern and contemporary music, Ms. Moriah sang Berg's Lulu's Suite at the Berlin Philharmonie and covered the role of Morgan le Fay in Harrison Birtwistle's Gawain at the Salzburg Festival and the role of Beatrice Cenci by B. Goldschmidt at the Bregenz Festival.

Ms. Moriah has performed the works of numerous contemporary composers, including Wolfgang Rihm, Renée Leibowitz, Elliot Carter, Sofia Gubaidulina, Luciano Berio, Johannes Kalitzke, Vito Zuraj and Jacob Druckman. She recorded Dominick Argento's opera Postcard from Morocco, available on Albany records. In 2011, she debuted Georg Katzer’s Das Kleine Latinum, a song cycle composed for her and the Scharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic, with whom she performs regularly. She recently made her concert debut at the Baden-Baden Festival, performing Webern and Berio, and her Elbphilharmonie debut with the Ensemble Modern.

In 2017 Slovenian Composer Vito Zuraj wrote his monumental work Alavò for her and the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic, which she subsequently debuted at the Lucerne festival and at the Philharmonie in Paris and in Berlin.

Equally at ease in Baroque repertoire, Ms. Moriah sang the German Premiere of Nicola Porpora's Polifemo (1735) and the title role in Vinci's Didone Abbandonata (1737) at the Händel Festspiele in Halle, Traetta’s Ifigenia in Tauride (1763) at the “Winter in Schwetzingen” festival, and recorded Christian Ludwig Boxberg’s Sardanapalus (1698).

Recent engagements include a world Premiere by P. Manoury with the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln on tour in Hamburg and Paris, performances at the Händel Festspiele in Halle and Queen of the Night at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, and a return to the role of Adele at Operettensommer Kufstein. She also performed a concert of Händel and Purcell arias with the Barockorchester der Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, interpreted Beat Furrer's Spazio Immergente III at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, and toured with the Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra Vienna throughout various prestigious venues in Scandinavia.

Rinnat Moriah


Berlin, Germany

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