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Dana Marbach, soprano
The Israeli soprano has made her operatic debut at the age of 18, singing the shepherd ("Tosca"/Puccini) in the Israeli Opera. She has since then performed in various international opera houses, among others the role of Zerlina ("Don Giovanni"/Mozart) at Teatro Massimo in Palermo; the Heavely Voice ("Don Carlo"/Verdi) at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples; Eurydike ("Orpheus"/Telemann) at Theater Magdeburg; Aeneas ("Dido& Aeneas"/Purcell) at the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden; and Melisse ("Armide"/Gluck) at the Israeli Opera, where she celebrated great success in the role of Amor ("Orfeo ed Euridice"/Gluck) in the 2012 season.
In the 2012/13 season Dana Marbach became an ensemble member at the Luzerner Theater. Among her roles - Servilia (La clemenza di Tito), Criside (Satyricon/Maderna), Annina (La traviata), Fortuna/Giunone (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria) and Clorinda (La Cenerentola). Her repertoire for the 2013-14 season will include among others the roles of Morgana (Alcina), Frasqita (Carmen) and Norina (Don Pasquale).
Additional operatic roles include Atalanta ("Xerxes"/Händel) in a concert performance at the Berliner Philharmonie; Belinda ("Dido& Aeneas"/Purcell) and Spring, Mystery and Nymph ("Fairy Queen/Purcell), both with the New London Consort.
Over the years she has collaborated with conductors such as Gabriele Ferro, David Stern, Asher Fisch, Philip Pickett, Sebastien Rouland, Werner Ehrhardt, Christoph Spering, Laurence Cummings and Roy Goodman, 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. In 2006, she 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 et al. Recent concert engagements include the soprano parts in „Chandos Anthems“ (Handel); „Lobgesang“ (Mendelssohn); „Dixit Dominus“ (Händel); J. S. Bach’s Mass in h-minor; J. S. Bach’s „Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen“ ; and the "Galakonzert Friedrich der Große" with the baroque ensemble l’arte del mondo, at Schloss Strauweiler.
The artist is also a dedicated Lied singer. Recent appearances in this field include recitals at the Musikhalle in Hamburg, the Berliner Musikinstrumenten-Museum and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
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 has recently completed a Master's Degree in Art Song Studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg with the Israeli pianist Dan Deutsch, with whom she specialized as a duo under the guidance of Lied accompanist Burkhard Kehring.
Among her current and past teachers are Marina Levitt, Efrat Ben-Nun, Abbie Furmansky, John Norris and Thomas Michael Allen.
Currently residing in Lucerne, Switzerland.