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Michal Doron | מיכל דורון

Singer Alto/Mezzo-soprano | זמרת אלט / מצו סופרן

A current member of the of the Semperoper Dresden's Ensemble.

Sang under the baton of a variety of conductors, among which are Zubin Mehta, Daniel Oren, Allen Gilbert, Omer Meir Welber, Nikolaj Znaider, Antonino Fogliani and John Fiore.

In 20/21 She will debut new roles at the Semperoper Dresden such as Erda (Das Rheingold), conducted by Christian Thielemann, Filipjewna (Eugene Onegin), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) and in June 2021 will be her first performance with the Lyon National Orchestra as Mary (Der fliegende Holländer).

In the season of 19/20 in Dresden she debuted new roles such as Fenena (Nabucco) and Annina (Der Rosenkavalier). She also joined the Essen Theater for their revision of Der Rosenkavalier.

In the season of 17/18 she joined the Junges Ensemble of the Semperoper Dresden. During the course of her two years in the Junges Ensemble, Michal performed roles such as Brigitta (Die Tote Stadt), Cornelia (Giulio Cesare), Fortunata (Satyricon), Mary (Der Fliegende Holländer), Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte),  Hata (Die Verkaufte Braut) and more.

In January 2018 she took part in the "Aviv" competitions (the America-Israel Cultural Foundation prestigious contest) in Israel, and won a Special Achievements Award from the competition’s management as well as  the Audience Choice Award.

In The season of 16/17 Michal joined the "Meitar" Opera Studio of the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, where she performed roles both on the main stage and in chamber productions. Memorable ones were Baba in Menotti’s The Medium and Zia Principessa in Puccini’s Sour Angelica. In October 2016 she made her USA debut as Maddalena in a Rigoletto production with the Opera in Williamsburg, Virginia.

She started her studies at the age of 18 with Lilly Epstein, and later accomplished her B.Mus. degree from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in the Tel Aviv University, where she studied with Danna Glaser. During her studies Michal was chosen by Maestro Zubin Mehta to sing in the School’s Gala concert, conducted by Mehta himself. She received the 1st prize in the BMSOM's annual Vocal Competition and 3rd prize in the school's annual Contemporary Music Competition.

Michal is a recipient of many excellence scholarships from institutes and organizations such as The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, the Ronen Foundation, the Eli Leon Foundation and the International Summer Opera workshops in Tel Aviv and New York.

My relationship to Ronen Foundation

During the last year of my bachelor’s degree at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, a dear listener from the audience approached me at the end of a concert. He had great faith in me, and knowing Yafa Israeli, he wanted me to meet her.

He connected us and we met and sat down for a chat, to get to know each other. Yafa was warm and loving, even before she heard me sing. She showed interest in my dreams and plans for the future, encouraged me and trusted my decisions. She kept supporting me, both sitting in the audience when I performed and behind the stage, as I graduated, got accepted to the Meitar Opera Studio and when I left a year later, to Join the Semperoper Dresden.

I am proud being a part of the Ronen Foundation, which is not only a supporting foundation but also a chain of local networks, a community, of Israeli artists and performers, who grow and support one another.

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