About Zehava Gal

Zehava Gal has sung with the finest conductors, orchestras, and opera companies in North and South America, Europe, and Israel. She started her career with the role of Fyodor in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov at Teatro Alla Scala, conducted by Claudio Abbado and directed by Yuri Lyubimov. She appeared with Opera National de Paris’ Boris Godunov production, conducted by Seiji Ozawa and directed by the esteemed film director Joseph Losey. In the Salzburger Festspiele at the Großes Festspielhaus she sang a Blumenmädchen in Wagner’s Parsifal, conducted and directed by Herbert von Karajan.

Ms. Gal has earned much admiration for her virtuoso coloratura singing. One of Ms. Gal's signature roles, that of Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, was performed with twelve different opera companies throughout the world: at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., with conductor John Mauceri; at Teatro Municipal Santiago, Chile; at the Opéra National de Lyon, France, under the baton of John Nelson; at the Opera Theatre D’Avignon, France; at the Théâtre Graslin, in Nantes, France, with conductor Marc Soustrau; with the New Israeli Opera, conducted by Yoav Talmi; in Glasgow and Dublin with the Scottish Opera, conducted by Sir Alexander Gibson and directed by Robert David McDonald; with the Glyndebourne Festival, directed by John Cox and conductors Sylvain Cambreling, and Martin Issep, for two consecutive seasons; with the Frankfurt Opera, conducted by Oleg Caetani, for two seasons; with the De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, directed by Dario Fo (Literature Noble Prize Winner 1997) and with the Virginia Opera in Norfolk, Richmond, and Fairfax, VA, as well as Washington D.C.

Ms. Gal has sung the title role of Rossini's La Cenerentola with De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, conducted by Diego Masson and directed by Colin Graham. She appeared as Isolier, in Rossini's Le Comte d'Ory in the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, with conductor Renato Renzetti and director Pierre Luigi Pizzi; as Cherubino, in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, with Opéra de Monte Carlo, conducted by Lawrence Foster; at the Santa Fe Festival, with conductor George Manahan; and at the Vienna Staatsoper in Jean Pier Ponnell production; as Niklaus/Muse, in Les Contes d'Hoffmann with the New Israeli Opera, conducted by Marc Soustrau and director David Alden; as Orfeo, in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, conducted by Gari Bertini and the New Israeli Opera; as Salude, in de Falla's La Vida Breve, with film director Fernando Arrabal at the Opéra national de Lorraine in Nancy and the Opéra-Théatre de Metz, France; and as Zerlina, in Mozart's Don Giovanni, with Ruggero Raimondi in the title role and as a director, and conductor Marc Soustrau, in Nancy, France.

Zehava Gal


New York, New York, United States

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