BIOGRAPHY

Tali's upcoming productions with the Israeli Opera include the roles of Sister Rose (Dead Man Walking-Heggie), Berta (Barbiere di Siviglia- Rossini) and Zecha (Shitz -Y.Rechter). Furthermore, Tali will perform the title role of Alcina (Handel) with the Israeli Barrocade Ensemble.


Israeli Soprano Tali Ketzef graduated from the Buchmann-Mehta music academy in Tel-Aviv University.
Tali was a member of 'Meitar' Opera Studio of the Israeli Opera seasons 2014-2016 and is regularly taking part in the Israeli Opera productions.

Tali's upcoming productions with the Israeli Opera include the roles of Sister Rose (Dead Man Walking-Heggie), Berta (Barbiere di Siviglia- Rossini) and Zecha (Shitz -Y.Rechter). Furthermore, Tali will perform the title role of Alcina (Handel) with the Israeli Barrocade Ensemble.

Tali is a recipient of several prestigious awards and scholarships that include- the "Ronen" foundation for excellent Israeli artists, Bucholz prize (2016), Besser award (2017) and Berkovich award (2019). She also won 1st prize at the International Vocal Arts Institute's Competition and 3rd prize at the Clairmont competition during her studies.

During the last few years Tali took part in several important operatic programs that include the International Vocal Arts Institute (Tel Aviv) under the artistic direction of Ms. Joan Dornemann and Mr. John Norris - where she performed the role of Violetta Valery in Verdi's La Traviata ,
MusicFest Perugia (Italy) - where she performed the role of Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto, Internationale Opernwerkstatt (Switzerland), led by Professor Verena Keller- where she participated in a Masterclass with the well-known opera director Peter Konwitschny.
Recently, Tali had the honor of performing as Cunegonde together with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra in scenes from Bernstein's Candide under the baton of Maestro Yaron Gottfried.

Her operatic repertoire includes: Tytania(C) (Midsummer night's dream - Britten), First Witch (Dido and Aeneas - Purcell), Clorinda (La Cenerentola - Rossini), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte - Mozart), Frasquita (Carmen - Bizet), Despina (Cosi fan tutte - Mozart), Giulietta (I Capuleti e I Montecchi - Bellini), Adele (Die Fledermaus - J. Strauss), Voce dal cielo (Don Carlo- Verdi), Apparition (Macbeth - Verdi), Contessa Ceprano (Rigoletto - Verdi), Mademoiselle Silberklang (The Impresario - Mozart) and more.
While attending the Opera Studio Tali performed in children operas the roles of Gretel/Sand Fairy/Dew Fairy (Hänsel und Gretel - Humperdinck), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro - Mozart) and Pamina/Papagena (Die Zauberflöte - Mozart).
Her concert repertoire includes: Soprano solo parts in Mozart's Requiem, Great Mass in C Minor and 'Exsultate, Jubilate', Rossini's Stabat Mater, Bach's Magnificat, Vivaldi's Gloria and Magnificat, Fauré's Requiem, Poulenc's Gloria, Brahms's German Requiem, Mendelssohn's Psalm 42, Gounod's St. Cecilia Mass, Rutter's Magnificat, Schubert's Mass in G Major and more.

Tali regularly perform as a soloist in concerts and recitals together with orchestras including Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Israel Sinfonietta Beer-Sheva, The Israeli Chamber Orchestra,Raanana Symphonette, Meitar Ensemble, Barrocade Ensemble and more, under the baton of distinguished conductors including Daniel Oren, David Stern, Karen Kamensak, Emmanuel Joel-Hornak, Francesco Ciluffo,
David Sebba, Daniel Cohen, Ethan Schmeisser and more.

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