Tali Ketzef

Tali Ketzef

Lyric Coloratura Soprano

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2018Verdi: Don CarloUne voix céleste
2018Bizet: CarmenFrasquita
2018Purcell: Dido and AeneasFirst Witch
2017Britten: A Midsummer Night's DreamTytania
2017Britten: A Midsummer Night's DreamHelena
2017Verdi: La TraviataVioletta Valéry
2016Verdi: La TraviataVioletta Valéry
2016Bellini: I Capuleti e I MontecchiGiulietta
2016Verdi: RigolettoLa Contessa di Ceprano
2016Verdi: Macbeth2. Apparizione
2016Rossini: La CenerentolaClorinda
2016Mozart: Der SchauspieldirektorMademoiselle Silberklang
2016Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelGretel
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflötePamina
2016Gounod: Roméo et JulietteJuliette
2016Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroSusanna
2015Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDespina
2015Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelTaumännchen (The Dewman)
2015Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapagena
2015Gluck: Orfeo ed EuridiceAmore
2014Vaccai: Giulietta e RomeoAdele
2013Verdi: RigolettoGilda
2011Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe)Valencienne
2010Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosNajade
2009Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilègesLe Feu
2008Purcell: Dido and AeneasSecond Woman
2008Purcell: Dido and AeneasBelinda


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.

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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