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Efrat Ben-Nun (Soprano)

Born: Israel

The Israeli soprano and music teacher, Efrat Ben-Nun, graduated from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel-Aviv, where she studied with Professor Rachum. She continued graduate studies at the Manhattan School of Music in New York with Marlena Malas. While still in Israel she was the winner of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music singing competition as well as a winner of the American Israel Cultural Foundation vocal scholarship, 1988-1989.

Efrat Ben-Nun has performed as a guest soloist with leading orchestras in Israel and Europe under major conductors including: Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, René Jacobs, Michel Corboz, Simone Young, Sebastian Weigle, Alessandro de Marchi, Asher Fisch and others. She performed leading roles as a fixed soloist in both Aalto Theatre Essen and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin. Her roles included, Pamina, Blanchen, Julietta, Despina, Elizabetta, Dido, Aennchen among others. She has also performed as a soloist with the New Israeli Opera. She was a guest soloist in major festivals such as the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, the Karlsruhe Handel Festival, the Schwetzingen Festival, the Michel Corboz Festival in Frieburg and the Festwochen Wien.

Efrat Ben-Nun has recorded Monteverdi's L'Orpheo, and J.S. Bach's Secular Cantatas for the Harmonia Mundi label, René Jacobs conducting, both recordings receiving outstanding reviews and has recorded W.A. Mozart's Requiem with Michel Corboz for Virgin Records.

Since 1997 Efrat Ben-Nun has maintained a private teaching studio in her Raanana home, taught as a voice teacher at the Israeli Opera Studio and today is teaching voice at both the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel-Aviv and the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem. Many of her students are competition winners and performing successfully on international stages.

Source: Efrat Ben-Nun profile on Facebook; The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (January 2017)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




René Jacobs


BWV 205, BWV 213

Links to other Sites

Efrat Ben-Nun on Facebook

Efrat Ben-Nun (The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance)

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