V. Bellini - I Capuleti e I Montecchi - "Eccomi in lieta vesta...Oh! Quante volte"
G. Verdi - La Traviata - "E strano... Ah! Fors'e lui... Sempre libera"
J. Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem - Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit
W.A. Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - "Ach, ich fühl's" (Pamina)
W. A Mozart - Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario) - Terzett - "Ich bin die erste Sängerin"
J. Strauss II - Die Fledermaus - "Mein Herr Marquis"
La Traviata - Act II scene I
Benjamin Britten - A Midsummer night's dream - "Come, now a roundel"
Benjamin Britten - A Midsummer night's dream - Act II - Bottom, Tytania and solo fairies
Benjamin Britten - A Midsummer night's dream - Act III - Finale
The Israeli Soprano Tali Ketzef studied vocal performance at the Buchmann-Mehta school of music in Tel-Aviv University. During her studies she performed several roles in Opera and Oratorio, among which are: Le Feu in L'enfant et les sortileges (Ravel), Valencienne in The Merry Widow (Lehar), Fifth maid in Elektra (R. Strauss), Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos (R. Strauss) and Erste Blumenmädchen in Parsifal (Wagner). Tali also sang Soprano solos in Vivaldi's Gloria and Kodály's Missa Brevis. She was the third prizewinner of the Clairmont Academy Singing competition in 2010. In 2011 Tali completed her Bachelor's Degree with honors.
In 2013 she performed the role of Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto, which was directed by Antonio Petris and took place at Perugia Music Festival in Italy. She participated in the Internationale Opernwerkstatt in Switzerland, leaded by Professor Verena Keller, where she worked with the opera director Peter Konwitschny.
In 2014 she became a member of 'Meitar' Opera Studio of the Israeli Opera, where her repertoire included Adele in Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss II), Gretel, the Sand Fairy and the Dew Fairy in Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck), Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Pamina and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Mademoiselle Silberklang in The Impresario (Mozart) and Giulietta in I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Bellini).
In 2016 Tali made her debut at the Israeli Opera and performed the role of Clorinda in La Cenerentola (Rossini), she also performed the role of the Apparition in Macbeth (Verdi) and Contessa Ceprano in Rigoletto (Verdi).
Since 2012 Tali has been participating in the IVAI, the International Opera Summer Program in Tel Aviv under the artistic direction of Ms. Joan Dornemann of the New York Metropolitan Opera and Mr. John Norris. In summer 2015 she has won 1st prize and Audience prize at the IVAI Competition. Last Summer she performed the role of Violetta Valéry in La Traviata (Verdi) in a production of the program.
In the season of 2017-2018 Tali will perform the role of the First Witch in Dido and Aeneas (Purcell) and the role of Frasquita in Carmen (Bizet) at the Israeli Opera.
Tali's concert repertoire includes the Soprano sols in Mozart's Requiem, Great Mass in C Minor and 'Exsultate, Jubilate', Bach's Magnificat and Cantatas BWV 21,27,140,176, Vivaldi's Gloria and Magnificat, Fauré's Requiem, Poulenc's Gloria, Brahms's German Requiem, Mendelssohn's Psalm 42, Gounod's St. Cecilia Mass, Rutter's Magnificat, Schubert's Mass in G Major, Bernstein's Chichester psalms and many other works. She has performed as a soloist with orchestras including the Israel Sinfonietta Beer-Sheva Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra IBA, the Israel Stage Orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra, Meitar Ensemble and the Barrocade Ensemble. Tali has worked under distinguished conductors including David Stern, Emmanuel Joel-Hornak, Francesco Ciluffo, Daniel Cohen,Ronen Borshevsky and David Sebba.
CV & Repertoire
|Musical Work||Role||Jump-in ready?||Company||Year|
|Verdi: Don Carlo||Une voix céleste||Immediately||Israeli Opera||2018|
|Bizet: Carmen||Frasquita||Immediately||Israeli Opera||2018|
|Purcell: Dido and Aeneas||First Witch||Israeli Opera||2018|
|Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream||Tytania||No||Israeli Opera||2017|
|Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream||Helena||No||Israeli Opera||2017|