Dana Marbach

Singer - Soprano | זמרת - סופרן

Dana Marbach has been performing for many years as a soloist on concert and opera stages in Israel and throughout Europe.

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 in Palermo, Naples, Dresden, Mannheim, Magdeburg, Innsbruck, Oldenburg and the Israeli Opera, where she was also a member of the Opera Studio program; between the years 2012-2014 she belonged to the ensemble of soloists of the opera house of Lucerne, Switzerland. Among her operatic roles: Norina in "Don Pasquale" (Donizetti); Susanna in "le Nozze di Figaro", Servilia in "La clemenza di Tito", Despina in "Cosi fan tutte" and Zerlina in "Don Giovanni" (Mozart); Morgana in "Alcina", Iole in "Hercules" and Atlanta in "Xerxes" (Handel); Amor in "Orfeo ed Euridice" and Melisse in "Armide" (Gluck); Belinda in "Dido and Eneas" and Spring, Mystery and Nymph in "The Fairy Queen" (Purcell); Eurydice in "Orpheus" (Telemann); Frasquita in "Carmen" (Bizet); Clorinda in "Cenerentola" (Rossini).

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), Palau de la Música Catalana (Barcelona), Konzerthaus Vienna, the Berlin Philharmonie and the Köln Philharmonie, as well as in various European music festivals - the Luzern Festival, Festival International de Musiques Sacrées Fribourg, the Kölner Fest für Alte Musik, the Styriarte festival in Graz et al.

In recent years she has sung the soprano roles in numerous concert pieces, including the Great Mass and the Requiem (Mozart), The Creation (Hayden), Johannes Passion, Matthäus Passion, the Christmas Oratorio and B minor Mass (Bach), Marienvesper (Monteverdi), Mass in G (Schubert), Mendelssohn's second Symphony (“Lobgesang”), Requiem (Faure) as well as in many other performances throughout Germany, France, Denmark, Poland and Israel.

Dana Marbach has taken part in various CD recordings, among others "La clemenza di Tito" (Mozart) at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music; and the baroque opera "Flavio Crispo" (Heinichen) in a world premiere in Stuttgart.

Alongside her performances of opera and oratorio, she devotes a considerable part of her time to the genre of Art Song (Lied). Recent appearances in this field include recitals at the Musikhalle in Hamburg and the Berliner Musikinstrumenten-Museum, as well as in Stuttgart, Cologne, Luzern and Tel Aviv.

Ms. Marbach has been awarded various scholarships by the Israel Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI), the Ronen Foundation, the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, 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 voice teachers are Marina Levitt, Efrat Ben-Nun, Abbie Furmansky and Thomas Michael Allen.

Dana Marbach currently lives in Berlin.

My relationship to Ronen Foundation

Being a classical musician in general and an opera singer in particular means choosing a wondrous, yet highly challenging, way of life. Intensive academic studies, expensive private lessons, travels for auditions, masterclasses and competitions – all demand substantial financial investment, especially during the first, crucial years of one’s professional development. The Ronen Foundation’s support throughout the years has helped me in making my dream a reality and becoming a professional in the field I love more than anything else.

But the Ronen Foundation is much more than that, it is a whole which is greater than the sum of its parts. It’s a lifetime enterprise which has a true soul in it and deep understanding for art and young artists – as well as determination to make everything in its power to help and support them. The foundation’s work is a labor of love, and it has a heart, a beating heart - the beloved Yaffa Israeli.

The Ronen Foundation is a family. And I am grateful for being part of it.

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