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Nofar Yacobi, 1st Prize winner of the Spazio Musica International Singing Competition's 26th edition, recorded for Disney Pictures the Hebrew version of Beauty and the Beast live action movie.
Winner of the Audience's Favourite Prize and of other four special prizes in the Spazio Musica International Singing Competition, Nofar is preparing now her debut with the role of Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi (Puccini) in Orvieto, Italy.
She is the creator and producer of the worldwide Musical Solidarity Project, born as a global response to the global covid-19 pandemic crisis.
Nofar performs regularly as a soloist with wonderful musicians, opera companies and orchestras. She performed with The Israeli Opera, Calgary Opera, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra, the Ra’anana Symphonette Orchestra, the Israel Symphony Rishon-LeZion Orchestra, the Revolution Orchestra, the Toronto Academy Chamber Orchestra, and the Glenn Gould New Music Ensemble.
She recently made her debuts with the roles of Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi) and Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). Among the roles she performed are Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos (R. Strauss), Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte (Mozart), Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica (Puccini), Madame Herz in Der Schauspieldirektor (Mozart), Despina in Così fan tutte (Mozart), Hanna in Hannaraptor (Gilliland), and Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Mozart).
Her recent concert engagements include performances at the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Koerner Hall, Mazzoleni Hall, and the Glenn Gould Studio of the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).
She performed in the Eilat Chamber Music Festival, the Abu-Gosh Music Festival, the 21C New Music Festival, the Toronto Jewish Music Festival, and the Spazio Musica Festival.
Nofar is an alumna of the Israeli Opera Meitar Studio Program (2015/2017), the Calgary Opera Emerging Artist Program (2017/2018), and the Rebanks Family Fellowship & International Performance Residency Program at The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory in Toronto (2018/2019).
She graduated from the Buchman-Mehta School of Music at the Tel-Aviv University and received the AICF (America Israel Cultural Foundation), the Buchman-Mehta and the Eli Leon scholarships, as well as the Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust and the Azrieli Foundation sponsorships.