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Award winning Italian-Israeli-Georgian soprano Nofar Yacobi made her debut this season (2022/2023) at Volksoper Wien as Königin der Nacht in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte under the baton of Omer Meir Wellber, as well as in Munich Gärtnerplatztheater with the same role, under the baton of Domonkos Héja. She recently made her debut with the role of Oscar in Verdi's Un ballo in maschera in the Spazio Musica Festival - Teatro Mancinelli Orvieto.
Nofar's next engagements include her debut at Teatro Massimo di Palermo as Amore in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice and her debut in Carnegie Hall with the Chamber Orchestra of New York.
She recorded for Disney Pictures the Hebrew version of Beauty and the Beast (2017) as Madame de Garderobe, originally sung in english by Audra McDonald.
Nofar Yacobi is the winner of the prestigious Respighi Prize in Performance (2023), the 1st Prize in the Rita Gorr International Opera Contest (2022), and the 1st Prize, Audience Prize and other four special prizes in the Spazio Musica International Singing Competition (2021).
She recently performed the role of Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte (Mozart) in Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade's Komische Oper Berlin co-production at the Israeli Opera, and the role of Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos (R. Strauss) in Paul Curran's new co-production at Teatro comunale di Bologna, a co-production with Teatro Massimo di Palermo and Teatro La Fenice.
Her recent engagements include performances at Volksoper Wien, Gärtnerplatztheater, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Israeli Opera, Koerner Hall, Canadian Opera Company, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), 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 performed with Calgary Opera, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Ra’anana Symphonette Orchestra, the Israel Symphony Rishon-LeZion Orchestra, the Toronto Academy Chamber Orchestra, the Glenn Gould New Music Ensemble and more.
Other recent performances include Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi (Puccini), Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi) and Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). Her operatic repertoire includes Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos (R. Strauss), Oscar in Un ballo in maschera (Verdi), Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica (Puccini), Madame Herz in Der Schauspieldirektor (Mozart), Despina in Così fan tutte (Mozart), Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Mozart) and others.
Nofar created the Musical Solidarity Project, in collaboration with the Italian National Broadcast Company, RAI, involving 500 musicians from 65 countries and 55 cultural institutions worldwide as a musical response to the global Covid-19 pandemic.
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.