|G. F. Handel||Alcina||Morgana|
|Giulio Cesare in Egitto||Cleopatra|
|E. Humperdinck||Hänsel und Gretel||Gretel|
|E. Milch-Sheriff||Conversation with a Stone||The Girl|
|W. A. Mozart||Bastien und Bastienne||Bastienne|
|La clemenza di Tito||Servilia|
|A. Salieri||La scuola de’ gelosi||Countess Bandiera|
|G. P. Telemann||Orpheus||Queen Orasia|
|G. Verdi||Un ballo in maschera||Oscar|
|P. I. Tchaikovsky||Yevgeny Onegin||Tatiana|
Soprano Shira Patchornik joins the ensemble of the Hessian State Theater at the beginning of the 2018/19 season. With her upcoming productions in Wiesbaden, she will show off her versatility in operatic roles ranging from Handel (Morgana in Alcina) to Janáček (Karolka in Jenufa). She is also cast as Oscar in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera, and in three Mozart roles: Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Papagena in The Magic Flute, and Servilia in La clemenza di Tito. In 2019, she will be a member of the opera studio at the Bregenz Festival, where she is cast in a leading operatic role.
The Israeli singer already made her house debut at the Hessian State Theater in 2017, when she sang the role of Poussette in Massenet’s Manon. She has also previously appeared with several other European opera companies, most notably at the Leipzig Opera, where she sang the leading role of Euridice in Au Revoir, Euridice (excepts from Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and vocal works by Ligeti) with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Christian Hornef. In 2017, she sang Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen at the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, and also made her Vienna stage debut as Countess Bandiera in a Vienna Kammeroper production of Salieri’s La scuola de’ gelosi. Last but not least, she has undertaken the lead roles in two contemporary chamber operas, Else and Conversation with a Stone, respectively written by the Israeli composers Josef Tal and Ella Milch-Sheriff, in a 2016 production staged at the Music Academy in Cologne and the Old Synagogue in Wroclaw.
Shira Patchornik was born in 1994 and began singing at an early age. As a member of a girls’ choir in Tel Aviv, she appeared in many productions at the Israeli Opera and developed a taste for the big stage. Her first solo appearances, likewise at the Israeli Opera, followed when she was a teenager, with the children’s parts in The Cunning Little Vixen and Tosca, as well as Flora in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw.
The young soprano pursued performance studies at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv and postgraduate vocal training at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig. Her appearances in conservatoire productions included Telemann and Humperdinck operas in Tel Aviv, and the role of Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Leipzig. In 2017, she enjoyed success in three different international competitions: as a finalist at the Albert Lortzing Competition in Leipzig, a prizewinner at the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg Competition, and a finalist and recipient of the Jürgen E. Schmidt Prize at the Otto Edelmann Singing Competition in Vienna.
Young Israeli lyric soprano Shira Patchornik made her debut this month in Wiesbaden as Zerlina, and will also be heard as Oscar. She has just begun her first ensemble contact at the house. Performance dates thru December 2018: Don Giovanni (Zerlina): 14.9, 25.10 Magic Flute (Papagena) 23.9, 25.11 Alcina (Morgana): 30.9, 5, 19 ,25, 28. October, 3.,9 Nov Jenufa (Karolka) 11.29 Premiere – 6, 12, 15, 20, 28 Decemberconitnue