The Israeli soprano has made her operatic debut at the age of 18, singing the shepherd (Tosca) in the Israeli Opera. She has since then performed in various international opera houses, among others the role of Zerlina (Don Giovanni) at Teatro Massimo in Palermo; the Heavenly Voice (Don Carlo) at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples; Eurydike (Orpheus/Telemann) at Theater Magdeburg; Aeneas (Dido & Aeneas) at the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden; Melisse (Armide/Gluck) at the Israeli Opera, where she also sang the role of Amor (Orfeo ed Euridice/Gluck); and most recently Servilia (La Clemenza di Tito) in the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik.
In the 2012-2014 seasons Dana Marbach was an ensemble member at the Luzerner Theater. Among her roles - Norina (Don Pasquale), Servilia (La clemenza di Tito), Morgana (Alcina), Frasqita (Carmen), Criside (Satyricon/Maderna), Annina (La Traviata), Fortuna & Giunone (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria) and Clorinda (La Cenerentola) .
Additional roles include Atalanta (Xerxes) in a concert performance at the Berliner Philharmonie; Belinda (Dido& Aeneas) and Spring, Mystery and Nymph (Fairy Queen), both with the New London Consort; Diana, Galathea and Dori in La Pastorale a San Souci - a fully staged production of solo & duo cantatas by C.H. Graun with the I Confidenti ensemble, performed in the Schlossteater im Neuen Palais, San Souci, Potsdam;
Over the years she has collaborated with conductors such as Alessandro de Marchi, Howard Arman, James Gaffigan, Gabriele Ferro, David Stern, Asher Fisch, Philip Pickett, Nir Kabaretti, Sebastien Rouland, Werner Ehrhardt, Christoph Spering and Laurence Cummings, among others.
The soprano is a graduate of the Israeli Opera Young Artists Program (Opera Studio), where she has sung many operatic roles, among which Pamina, Papagena and Serpina. She also alternately sang both roles of Susanna and Barbarina in a co-production of Le nozze di Figaro with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra.
Dana Marbach has performed as a concert soloist in prestigious venues such as the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Cité de la Musique (Paris), Queen Elizabeth Hall (London) and Palau de la Música Catalana (Barcelona), as well as in various European music festivals - the Luzerner Festspiele, Festival International de Musiques Sacrées Fribourg, the Kölner Fest für Alte Musik, the Styriarte festival in Graz et al.
The artist is also a dedicated Lied singer. Recent appearances in this field include recitals at the Musikhalle in Hamburg and the Berliner Musikinstrumenten-Museum, as well as in Stuttgart, Luzern and Tel Aviv.
Ms. Marbach has been awarded various scholarships by the Ronen Foundation, the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, the Israel Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI), the Buchmann-Heiman Foundation, the Sidonia Bercovich foundation, the Gotthard Schierse Foundation, the Emma Budge Foundation and the Mishkovski Memorial Fund.
Dana Marbach is a graduate of the Jerusalem Music Academy; she also holds a Master's Degree in Art Song Studies from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg under the guidance of Lied accompanist Burkhard Kehring, alongside the Israeli pianist Dan Deutsch with whom she specialized in the field of Lieder as a duo.
Among her current and past teachers are Marina Levitt, Efrat Ben-Nun, Abbie Furmansky, John Norris and Thomas Michael Allen.
Currently residing in Berlin, Germany.
updated September 2014