Nofar Yacobi (in Hebrew: נוֹפָר יַעֲקֹבִּי) was born in Israel and is one of the selected concert artists of the prestigious Rebanks Family Fellowship & International Performance Residency at the Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory in Toronto.
Nofar 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 broadcast live on the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation Radio. Earlier, she made her United States debut under the baton of Steven Smith with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in a solo gala concert.
Nofar 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 classical music, but also musical theatre and popular culture music. Nofar sings in many languages, including Italian, Hebrew, German, French, Russian, English, Latin and more.
Nofar Yacobi 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.