Photo by Uri Elkayam

GAL KOHAV

mezzo soprano

 

biography

Israeli mezzo-soprano GAL KOHAV is a member of the Israeli Opera's Meitar Opera Studio. In their 21/22 season, Kohav will sing the role of Mother Goose in Stravinsky's The Rake's ProgressZerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni as well as Cenerentola in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel, Second Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflote in the community productions. 

 

Kohav’s past roles include Cavalier Ramiro in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera (Maryland Opera Studio), the title role in Handel’s Amadigi (Opera UCLA), Opera Box Ghost in Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles (Chautauqua Opera Company), Constance Fletcher in Thompson’s The Mother of Us All (Opera UCLA), the title role in Handel’s Ariodante (cover with Maryland Opera Studio), and Dog in Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen (cover with Maryland Opera Studio). Kohav also performed the alto solos in Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky Cantata and Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the UCLA Philharmonia.

 

An enthusiastic advocate of new music, Kohav has created numerous leading roles with Opera UCLA: Julek in the world premiere of Janice Hamer’s Lost Childhood, the title role in the workshop premiere of Carla Lucero’s Juana, and Satan in the workshop premiere of Michel Klein’s, Akeidah.

 

Kohav was a second-place winner of the 2018 Hershey Felder Competition and first-place recipient of the Saddleback Concerto Competition, the Music Teachers' Association of California, the OCC Anniversary Scholarship, and the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity Competition (Orange County Chapter).

 

Kohav holds a Master of Music in Opera Performance from the Maryland Opera Studio at the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance from the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA. 

Photo by Uri Elkayam
 
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schedule

9 April 2022

The Rake’s Progress | Mother Goose 

Meiter Opera Studio - Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv 

10 April 2022

The Rake’s Progress | Mother Goose 

Meiter Opera Studio - Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv 

18 April 2022

Italian Arias Concert 

Jerusalem 


15 May 2022

Meitar Opera Studio Concert

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv


24-25 May 2022 *postponed to September

Don Giovanni | Zerlina 

Meiter Opera Studio - Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv 


22 June 2022

Meitar Opera Studio Scene Concert

Meiter Opera Studio - Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv 

 

repertoire

OPERA

 

Corigliano, John

The Ghosts of Versailles | Opera Box Ghost, Susanna

 

Hamer, Janice 

Lost Childhood | Julek 

 

Handel, George Frideric

Ariodante | Ariodante*

Amadigi | Amadigi

 

Janáček, Leoš

The Cunning Little Vixen | Dog* 

 

Lucero, Carla

Juana | Juana

 

Klein, Michel

Akeidah | Satan 

 

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

La finta giardiniera | Ramiro

Le nozze di Figaro | Cherubino* 

 

Thompson, Virgil

The Mother of Us All | Constance Fletcher

CONCERT

 

Prokofiev, Sergei

Alexander Nevsky Cantata

 

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Mass in C Major

Weill, Kurt

Die sieben Todsünden | Anna I*

*roles studied/cover

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