Tamara Navoth

    Grant Recipient

    Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

    Tamara Navoth, Mezzo-soprano

    Tamara was born in Israel; she began her music studies at the Ramat HaSharon Conservatory and started her vocal studies with Mrs. Sharon Rostorf-Zamir at age 18. She received her Bachelors of Music degree from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where she studied with Mrs. Miriam Meltzer and Mr. Zvi Zemel. Tamara recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Music from The Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College, where she studied with Mr. Mark Schnaible.

    During her studies in Jerusalem Tamara participated in the Jerusalem Academy renditions of Dido and Aeneas (Purcell) and Giulio Sabino (Sarti). She was a soloist and a choir member at the Jerusalem Academy Chamber Choir conducted by Prof. Stanley Sperber and in the Moran Ensemble conducted by Naomi Faran and Guy Pelc.

    Her operatic repertoire includes various roles such as the lead roles in L’enfant et les Sortilèges (Ravel) and La Calisto (Cavalli), Annio in La clemenza di Tito (Mozart), La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi (Puccini), Cecilio in Lucio Silla (Mozart), Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini), Nada in the New York Premiere of Svadba by Ana Sokolovic, Armide by Lully (La Sagesse and Lucinde) with Ensemble OrQuesta (Grimeborn festival, London) and Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra.

    Took part in master classes with Elena Bashkirova, Karola Theill and Graham Johnson and participated in The International Summer Opera Program in Tel Aviv 2015-2019.

    Tamara is a recipient of the 2018-2019 IVAI Buchholtz Foundation scholarships, AICF scholarships in 2014-2016 and 2018-2019, and the “Miki-Ofrat” excellence scholarship in 2015. Won the 2018 “De los Mederos” Special Award in ‘Music Performance of Contemporary Music’ (Brooklyn, New York) and the second prize and a special prize for performing Jan Sibelius songs in the 2015 Ada Brodsky song competition (Jerusalem).