Shahar Lavi


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Mezzo-soprano Shahar Lavi graduated from the Tel Aviv University Buchman-Mehta Music Academy with honors and was a member of the Meitar opera studio at the Israeli Opera in 2014-2016. She attended young artists’ programs such as Ravinia Stean's Music Festival, Tenerife Opera Estudio, Israeli Vocal Arts Institute and Accademia Rossiniana under the guidance of Maestro Alberto Zedda.

Shahar Lavi joined the ensemble at the Theater Heidelberg in 2017 and has since performed Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Farnace in Porpora's Mitridate, Siébel in Faust and 2nd Lady in Die Zauberflöte. She appeared as a guest in 2018 at the Landestheater Salzburg singing Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro.

Shahar Lavi’s repertoire at the Israeli Opera has included Siébel in Faust, Tisbe in La Cenerentola, Clotilde in Norma, Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor and Stéphano (cover) in Roméo et Juliette. She performed Cherubino at Teatro Comunale di Bologna and the Tenerife opera house, Corinna and Maddalena in Il Viaggio a Reims with Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro and Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Perugia Music Festival. With the Israeli opera studio she sang Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi and Dorabella in Cos? fan tutte and with IVAI the title role in Orfeo ed Euridice as well as Soeur Mathilde in Dialogues des Carmélites.

In concert she has sung with Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, Lautten Compagney Berlin, Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, Israeli Chamber Orchestra, Be'er Sheva Sinfonietta, Israeli Barocade, Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Zubin Mehta, Daniel Oren, Danielle Callegari, Daniel Ettinger, Paul Nadler, Rani Calderon, Daniel Cohen, Yoav Talmi, Uri Segal a.o. Her concert repertoire includes Berlioz’ Les Nuits d'été, Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn and 4th symphony, alto parts of Mozart's Requiem, Coronation mass and Missa in G, Rossini's Petite messe solennelle, Händel's Messiah, Bach's Magnificat, Vivaldi's Gloria, Duruflé's Requiem, Vaughan Williams's Magnificat a.o.

Shahar Lavi won 3rd prize at the Flaviano Labó competition in Piacenza. She is a recipient of scholarships of the America Israel Cultural Foundation, Ronen foundation, IVAI Opera Workshop - Fay Harbour, Excellence, and was a prizewinner at the Buchman-Mehta competition.