Yaniv d’Or, Countertenor


The unique countertenor voice of Yaniv d’Or has confirmed his status as one of the rising stars of the modern international music scene. His voice has captured the attention of music-lovers around the world and he is in demand for his performances, which include many styles of opera from baroque through to contemporary. His vocal virtuosity combined with a wide palette of vocal colours, a talent for movement as well as unique and powerful acting abilities, have won him critical praise and high acclaim from critics the world over.

British-Israeli Yaniv d’Or studied at the Rubin Academy in Jerusalem and then at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, in London. His operatic performances include the title roles in Handel’s ‘Gulio Cesare’ (New Israeli Opera, Göteborg Operan), Gluck’s ‘Orfeo’ (Lithuanian National Opera, New Israeli Opera), and Cavalli’s ‘Orion’ (Wilton Hall, London). Yaniv has also performed the roles of Nerone and Ottone (Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea), Sorceress (Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas), Tolomeo (Handel’s Gulio Cesare) for Göteborg Operan, New Israeli Opera and Wiesbaden Staatstheatre. Others include Medoro in Handel’s ‘Orlando’ for Independence Opera and Arsamenes in Handel’s ‘Xerxe’s for British Youth Opera, Crippled child (Shohat’s The Child Dreams) for Wiesbaden Staatstheatre and New Israeli Opera, Melindo ( Vivaldi’s La verita in Cimento) for Garsington Festival UK, Artemis (H.W Hanze’sPhaedra) for Lucern Festival, Delfa (Cavalli’s Giasone) for Flemish Opera, Barman (Auden’s Age of Anxiety) for St. Gallen Theatre, Rabbi Elbaz (Baradanshvili’s Journey to the end of the Millennium) for New Israeli Opera and Teatro del Opera di Roma.

Yaniv has performed for HM the Queen at Westminster Hall, London and broadcasted by the BBC. Other performances include Handel’s ‘Israel in Egypt’ for the Halle Handel Festival and the Israel Festival, Handel’s ‘Susanah’ (Jehoyachim) for Ripasso Stockholm, Carrissimi’s ‘Jephte’ for the Innsbruck Early Music Festival, Handel’s Messiah for SBS, IPO, JSO, Bardanashvili’s ‘Children of God’ for the National Georgian Festival, and recitals at Wigmore Hall London, Vesaille Palace, Dome des Invalides, Paris, Tel Aviv museum, to name but a few.

Future operatic and concert engagements sees Yaniv performing the role of Nerone in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea (France); Gluck’s ‘Orfeo’ in the Savondlina Festival (Finland); Handel's Gulio Caesar at the Israeli Opera Festival; A new opera based on the life of Salomone Rossi in Drottningholm Theatre (Sweden); Britten's Mid Summer Night's Dream (Oberon) for Israeli Opera; European-American- Asian Concert tour of Latino-Ladino with Ensemble NAYA and Ensemble Barrocade including a premiere at the prestigious Wigmore Hall (London); A concert with Matthias Pintscher and Ensemble Intercontempprain (Philharmonie de Paris); Handel's Messiah (UK tour); Liquefacta est... with Ensemble NAYA (Israeli tour)); Schumann's Dichterliebe with pianist Dan Deutsch (Mariinsky, Saint Patersburg, Russia) ; A new releases for the label Naxos (Lation-Ladino with Ensemble NAYA and Ensemble Barrocade and Thoughts-Observed with pianist Dan Deutsch) and a recording of Bardanshvilli's Children of Gog and Songs of Wine with Camerata Orchestra. 

Yaniv records for the label Naxos. 


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