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Talia Or (Soprano)

Born: Jerusalem, Israel

The Israeli-born soprano, Talia Or, grew up in Germany and finished her studies at University of Music and Theatre Hamburg with honour. During her study she already gave her debut at State Opera Hamburg.

After her studies Talia Or directly became member of the Opera Studio of the Bavarian State Opera Munich. In the period from 2004 to 2009 she was member of the ensemble of State Theatre at Gärtnerplatz Munich and sung light lyric repertoire, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Rosina in Il Barbière Di Siviglia, Pamina in W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Valencienne in The Merry Widow and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi. At the same time she was guest at Bavarian State Opera and interpreted Voce del Cielo in Don Carlo, Lʼamour in Orphée et Eurydice, as well as Junges Mädchen in Arnold Schoenberg's Moses And Aron and Engelbert Humperdinck's Child/The Kingsís Children, which was celebrated in the media.

During her young career, Talia Or already worked with famous conductors such as Zubin Mehta,, Gianandrea Noseda, Kirill Petrenko, Betrand de Billy, Lorin Maazel, Fabio Luisi or Ingo Metzmacher and Marc Albrecht.

Furthermore Talia Or was a guest at important opera houses: La Scala Milan, Bavarian State Opera Munich, Teatro Regio Turin, Teatro dell Maggio Musicale Florence, Palau de les Arts Valencia, State Opera Hamburg, Theatre La Monnaie Brussels . Important steps in her operatic career include, amongst others, Über Frauen Über Grenzen, a world premiere during Biennale Arts Festival Munich, staged by Stefan Herheim. She sang Elisabeth Zimmer in Henze's Elegie für Junge Liebende in Bilbao as well as Parsifal under the baton of Lorin Maazel at Palau de les Artes Valencia. Furthermore she was seen in Die Passagierin at Bregenz Festival and as Despina in W.A. Mozart's Così Fan Tutte at State Opera Hamburg.

Talia debuted as Marzelline in L.v. Beethoven's Fidelio at Teatro Regio Turin under Gianandrea Noseda .Recently she had great success as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus under Leo Hussain at State Theatre Salzburg, as Frau Fluth in Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor at Festival Klosterneuburg and as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at Teatro Lirico Cagliari. In the past seasons Talia gave as Tatjana/Eugen Onegin her debut at Teatro di Sao Paulo in Brazil. In the 2015-2016 season she returned, amongst others, as Gretel in Hänsel Und Gretel to Theatre La Monnaie in Brussels.

Furthermore she gave her role debut as Eva in Il Primo Omicidio with The Potsdamer Kammerakademie and moved to a full lyric Fach with Janacek's The excursions of Mr.Broucek.

Highlights of her various concert appearance include Gustav Mahler's Symphony Nį 2 under the baton of Zubin Mehta with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein's Mass under Ingo Metzmacher and Philharmoniker Hamburg, J.S. Bachís Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) under Peter Schreier and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, as well as under Ivor Bolton with the Bavarian State Orchestra. Her wide-ranging concert repertoire includes Baroque music and Haydn as well as W.A. Mozart, Offenbach, Arnold Schoenberg, Richard Strauss and contemporary composers as Fabio Vacchi and brought her to famous concert stages as OSESP São Paolo, Tel Aviv Philharmonic, Festspielhaus Salzburg, Hamburg Music Hall and Gasteig Munich.The discography of Talia Or is growing constantly and includes amongst others J.S. Bach's Cantatas under the baton of Zubin Mehta and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, recordings of Sisara and Líarmonia, two CDís dedicated to the work of Simon Mayr.

Sources: IAAC Website; Naxos Website; The Artist (October 2016)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2009); Talia Or (October 2016)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Zubin Mehta


BWV 140

Links to other Sites

Talia Or - soprano (IAAC)
Talia Or - Soprano (Guild Music)

Talia Or Biography (Naxos)

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