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Dana Marbach (Soprano)

Born: Israel

The Israeli soprano, Dana Marbach, is a graduate of the Jerusalem Music Academy (2001-2005). 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 (2008-2010) 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") (2004-2006), 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 Israel Camerata Orchestra Jerusalem, Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Israeli Chamber Orchestra and more. She has sung in various oratorios and cantatas by J.S Bach, George Frideric Handel, Purcell, Antonio Vivaldi and Gabriel Fauré. 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.


© Yossi Zwecker                                                         © Monika Schulz-Fieguth                                   © Monika Schulz-Fieguth
 
© Monika Schulz-Fieguth       © Monika Schulz-Fieguth                                                               © Yossi Zwecker

Source: Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra (October 2006); The Artist (November 2007, January 2009); Right photo: © Monika Schulz-Fieguth
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Aharon Kidron (October 2006); Dana Marbach (November 2007, February 2009)

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