The Israeli soprano, Dana Marbach, is a graduate of the
Jerusalem Music Academy (2005). She participated in various summer opera
programs, in Germany and in Israel, among which those of the Israel Vocal Arts
Institute (IVAI) in Tel Aviv. She has also participated in the "Ost-West International Opera program"
in Altenburg, Germany. She is winner of
several scholarships, granted by the Ronen Foundation; the America-Israel
Cultural Foundation; the Buchmann-Heiman Foundation; IVAI; the DAAD scholarship
for German language studies in Germany. She also received the Sidonia Berkovich
Scholarship for young opera singers. She is currently completing a Master's
Degree in Art Song Studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg
with the Israeli pianist Dan Deutsch, where they specialize in this field as a
duo, under the guidance of Lied pianist Burkhard Kehring. Among her teachers in
the past and current years: Marina Levitt, Efrat Ben-Nun.
Abbie Furmansky, John Norris and Thomas Michael Allen.
Dana Marbach has performed different operatic roles in opera houses in Israel
and abroad. In Italy she sang, among others, the role of Zerlina (Don Giovanni)
at Teatro Massimo (Palermo) and the Heavenly Voice (Don Carlo) at Teatro
di San Carlo, Napoli. In the Israeli Opera she recently sang the part of Melisse
(Armide/ Gluck), and the Heavenly Voice (Don Carlo).
Graduate of the Israeli Opera Young Artists Program ("Opera Studio"),
in which she has sung different full and partial operatic roles, among which
Pamina, Papagena, Amor, Barbarina, Serpina and more. She has also sung the role
of Aeneas in a special production of Purcell's Dido & Aeneas,
a co-production of the Israeli Opera Studio and the Junge Oper of the Staatsoper
Stuttgart. In July 2006 she sang the leading role of Susanna in a production of Le nozze di Figaro,
a co-production of the Israeli Opera Studio and the Haifa Symphony Orchestra
under the baton of Tamir Chasson. She has sung under the baton of different
opera conductors, among whom Gabriele Ferro, Asher Fisch, Sebastien Rouland,
Tamir Chasson and Wolfgang Heinz.
Among her most recent stage engagements: the roles of Joy, The Lady, Sheperdess
in Don Quixote (Purcell & Eccles) at the Cite de la Musique, Paris;
and those of Belinda and Peace in a world exclusive production of Dido & Aeneas 1700
(Purcell, Eccles) - both productions with the New London Consort
under the baton of Philip Pickett. She
also sang the roles of Diana and Dori in La Pastorale a Sanssouci- a
fully staged production of solo & duo Baroque cantatas with the I Confidenti
ensemble, performed at the Schlosstheater im Neuen Palais, Sanssouci, Potsdam.
Dana Marbach also performs regularly as a concert soloist in Israel as well as
around Europe. She has sung with most of the important orchestras in Israel,
among which the Israeli Camerata Orchestra, the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra,
the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra and more. She
has sung in various oratorios and cantatas by J.S Bach, George Frideric Handel,
Purcell, Antonio Vivaldi and Faure. Among her
recent concert engagements: the soprano part in G.F. Handel's Messiah
at the Styriarte Festival in Graz, Austria, under the baton of Roy Goodman;
the soprano parts in Israel in Egypt (G.F. Handel)
under the baton of Laurence Cummings
with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra; Coffee Cantata (BWV 211)
by J.S. Bach with the Berliner Symphoniker Orchester,
under the baton of Lior Shambadal, at the Kammermusiksaal der Philharmonie,
Berlin; a Schubert Lieder recital at the Tel Aviv Museum of Arts, Israel; and a
recital of Italienisches Liederbuch by Hugo Wolf in Berlin.
Upcoming engagements include, among others, the soprano part in the B Minor Mass
(BWV 232) by J.S.Bach in Denmark, and the role
of Atalanta in a concert performance of Xerxes by G.F. Handel
at the Philharmonie, Berlin.
Currently residing in Berlin.