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Alon Harari (Counter-tenor)

Born: February 14, 1982 - Tel Aviv, Israel

The Israeli counter-tenor, Alon Harari, graduated with his Master of Arts degree in Performance and Bachelkor of Music degree with honours at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel-Aviv (2002-2008). He was awarded scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF) (2005-2010), as well as a scholarship from the Colton Foundation for M.A studies (2007-2009). Alon won the first prize in the Buchman-Mehta School Competition (2004) and the Most Promising Young Artist prize at the Hilde Zadek International Competition in Vienna (2004). He was a finalist at the Spring Competitions for Young Singers in Israel (2008); as well as the prestigious 47th Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition in Barcelona (2010) and a finalist at the 10th Sacred Music CompetitioninRome,Italy (2010).

Alon Harari regualry appears at the Abu-Gosh Festival (since 2003) the Eilat Chamber Music Festival (2008) and gave recitals in London and Glasgow. In 2006, he sung the role of Zephyrus in a Brilliant Classics recording of W.A. Mozart's Apollo & Hyacinthus, conducted by Nicol Matt in Stuttgart,Germany 2006. In 2007 he made his first appearance at The Lithuanian National Opera as Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, to critical acclaim. He has performed with Matthew Halls (Retrospect Ensemble-London); Dan Ettinger and the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion in Carmina Burana, and with the Israel Camerata Orchestra Jerusalem in Dido and Aeneas by Purcell and with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. His career took him to Germany where he performed in The Münster Opera House as Eustazio in Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, and in The Dortmund Opera House as Tolomeo in Julius Cesare in Egitto by G.F. Handel to critical acclaim. He has performed in many concerts in Israel, including with the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, Barrocade Ensemble and many others. He has also performed with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and the Baroque Werk Hamburg.

During the 2011- 2012 season, Alon Harari performed in Ottone at the Handel Festival in Halle (Saale), Germany, as Tolomeo in Giulio Cesare by G.F. Handel at The Finnish National Opera Helsinki with Maestro Howard Arman and the role of Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice production at the Israeli Opera. He was a member of the Israeli Opera’s Opera Studio. He currently lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Source: Opera Musica Website; Israeli Opera Website; Alon Harari profile on Facebook
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2017)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Anders Mustonen


C-1 (2014, Video): BWV 196
C-2 (2017, Video): Aria from
BWV 244

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Alon Harari (Opera Musica)
Alon Harari, counter tenor (Iraeli Opera)
Ensemble Phoenix: Alon Harari, countertenor
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