Nofar Yacobi, soprano
Rachel Andrist, piano
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Nofar Yacobi is a young, energetic, vibrant soprano.
She is a former member of the Meitar Opera Studio of the Israeli Opera and alumni of the Calgary Opera Emerging Artists Program.
Canada by Mr. David Lyons and the Azrieli Foundation. She graduated from the
Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at the Tel-Aviv University and received the Eli
Leon and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships.
She sang with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Ra'anana Symphonette
Orchestra, the Ferrara Conservatory Orchestra, the Revolution Orchestra and the
Haifa Symphony Orchestra. She has recently performed the roles of Queen of the
Night (The Magic Flute), Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), Despina (Così fan tutte),
Suor Genoveffa (Suor Angelica), Clorinda (La cenerentola), Soeur Constance
(Dialogues of the Carmelites) and Zerlina (Don Giovanni).
Yacobi recorded for Disney Pictures the Hebrew version of the live action movie
Beauty and the Beast. Her wide repertoire includes not only operatic, concert, and
chamber music but also musical theater and popular culture music.
Her cultural heritage and education are a blend of Italian, Georgian and Middle Eastern roots. Nofar in Hebrew means Water Lily, and in the ancient Egyptian culture, Nofar means Beauty and Goodness.
NOFAR YACOBI brings a brilliant presence to the stage with her unique voice colour and acting skills. She recently recorded the Hebrew version for Disney Pictures live movie Beauty and the Beast (click here to listen).
Her recent debut with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Frédéric Chaslin was broadcasted live on the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation Radio. Earlier this year, she made her United States debut under the baton of Steven Smith with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in a solo gala concert.
She recently performed with the Rishon LeZion Symphony Orchestra, the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra, the Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra, the Ferrara Conservatory Orchestra, the Revolution Orchestra, and the Haifa Symphony Orchestra.
Her operatic repertoire includes the roles of Queen of the Night (Mozart), Zerbinetta (Strauss), Gilda (Verdi), Oscar (Verdi), Despina (Mozart) and more. Her wide repertoire varies from baroque, classical and romantic to contemporary music, and includes not only operatic, concert and chamber music, but also musical theatre and popular culture music.
She is a former member of the Israeli Opera Meitar Studio and of the Calgary Opera Emerging Artist Program. She graduated from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at the Tel-Aviv University. She received scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, the Buchman-Mehta School of Music, the Eli Leon Fund, and sponsorships from the Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust and the Azrieli Foundation.
Beginning in the fall of 2018, she is one of the selected concert artists to begin the prestigious Rebanks Family Fellowship & International Performance Residency at the Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory in Toronto.