Tal Ganor

    Grant Recipient
    • Music

    Tel Aviv, Israel


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    Soprano Tal Ganor performs regularly with the Israeli Opera and with orchestras throughout Israel in repertoire ranging from early baroque to contemporary music.

    In the 2019/20 season she will perform Morgana in Alcina (Händel) with Barrocade Ensemble, Dorinda in Orlando (Händel) in a new production of the Israeli Opera and the Israel Camerata Orchestra, as well as reprising Cephisa and Ismene in Orpheus (Telemann) with the Orpheus Ensemble and Pamina in the Israeli Opera’s new production of Die Zauberflöte (in Hebrew).

    Born in Tel Aviv, Ganor graduated from the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts and the Buchmann- Mehta School of music in Tel Aviv University, where she won first prize at the 2011 vocal competition.

    In 2012 she won the Aviv Competitions, The Michal Oren Prize for Voice, and The Meira Geyra Audience Choice Prize.

    Between 2015-2017 Tal was a member of the Israeli Opera’s Meitar Opera Studio. She attended the Académie du Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (Erismena Residency), the Belcanto Academy Rodolfo Celletti in Martina Franca and the IVAI opera programs in Virginia and in Tel Aviv.

    Recent highlights include Belinda in Dido & Aeneas and Tebaldo and Voce dal cielo in Don Carlo at the Israeli Opera, Proserpina and Ninfa in L’Orfeo (Monteverdi) with Barrocade ensemble, and a new opera for children by Yoni Rechter with the Israel Philharmonic.

    Among other roles she appeared as Amore in Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck), Dejanira in La Lotta d’Ercole con Acheloo (Steffani), Drusilla and Amore in L’Incoronazione di Poppea, all at the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca, Monica in The Medium (Menotti) at the Israeli Opera Studio, Adina in L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti) with Opera in Williamsburg and Despina in Così fan tutte (Mozart) at the Buchmann- Mehta School of Music.

    Her concert performances include the soprano roles in Gloria RV589 (Vivaldi), Messiah and Dixit Dominus (Händel), Membra Jesu Nostri (Buxtehude), Ismaele in Agar et Ismaele (Scarlatti), Rad and Acqua in Il Diluvio Universale (Flavetti).

    Ganor performed as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic, Barrocade Ensemble, Israel Camerata, Cappella Mediterranea, Cremona Antiqua, Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Phoenix, Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia.

    She has worked with conductors such as Leonardo García Alarcón, Sergio Alapont, Daniel Cohen, Antonio Greco, Matthew Halls, Paul Nadler, Nicholas McGegan, Daniel Oren, Sesto Quatrini, David Sebba, David Shemer, Yishai Steckler.

    Stage directors and choreographers she has worked with include Gianmaria Aliverta, Carlos Conde, Juliette Deschamps, Daniel Ehrlich, Michael Gurevitch, Niv Hoffman, Nikos Lagousakos, Ido Ricklin, Cécile Roussat & Julien Lubek, Sarah Schinasi, Benedetto Sicca, Itay Tiran and Shirit Lee Weiss.

    Ganor has been awarded scholarships by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, the Buchmann- Mehta School of Music, the Israeli Vocal Arts Institute, Eli Leon, Basser and the Martina Franca Rotary Club.

    She also creates and collaborates in a variety of interdisciplinary projects with artists in Israel and abroad.


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