Since her debut at the Salzburg Festival as Aspasia in Mozart’s Mitridate, rè di
Ponto (conducted by Marc Minkowski, directed by Günter Krämer), the young soprano
Netta Or has become established internationally as a specialist in dramatic coloratura
She was a member of the ensemble at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf from
2003 to 2009 and since then has made her debuts at such houses as the Teatro Real
in Madrid, the Budapest Spring Festival, the Essen and Leipzig Operas, the Concertgebouw
in Amsterdam and the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris. As a freelance artist,
Netta Or is a regular guest at many prestigious early music festivals, including
Schwetzingen, Karlsruhe, Göttingen, Ludwigsburg, Innsbruck and Herne. She has worked
with such renowned conductors as Daniele Callegari, Attilio Cremonesi, Ottavio Dantone,
John Fiore, Diego Fasolis, Reinhard Goebel, Sascha Goetzel, Thomas Hengelbrock, Michael
Hofstetter, Alexander Joel, Jun Märkl, Marc Minkowski, Stefan Soltesz, Andreas Spering,
Christoph Spering, Jean-Christophe Spinosi and Bruno Weil.
Highlights of recent seasons have included concerts with Ottavio Dantone and the
Accademia Bizantina, Jean-Christophe Spinosi and the Ensemble Matheus, Diego Fasolis
and I Barocchisti, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Milan Cathedral, Fiordiligi
in St. Gallen, Donna Anna at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Leipzig, Düsseldorf
and the Klosterneuburg Summer Festival, Fulvia in Handel’s Ezio at the Schwetzingen
Festival, Clotilda in Handel’s Faramondo during a tour under Diego Fasolis with Philippe
Jaroussky and other artists, Die Fledermaus at the Opéra national du Rhin, a tour
with countertenor Daniel Taylor and a marvellous song recital at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
The 2011/12 season took Netta Or back to St. Gallen and the Klosterneuburg Festival,
where, after her successes as Fiordiligi and Donna Anna, she appeared in other major
soprano roles, including Alcina and Countess Almaviva. These were followed by further
debuts as Violetta Valéry and another visit to the world of the Baroque as Neocle
in J. Chr. Bach’s Temistocle at the Mannheim Mozart Week.
Projects in 2012-2013 include her debut at the Vienna Volksoper as Constanze, as
Rosalinde at the Salzburg State Theater and at the Hanover State Opera as the Contessa
di Folleville in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims. Netta Or also sings the title role
in Handel’s Alcina in the acclaimed cult production in Stuttgart, followed by her
debut as the Queen of the Night and a return engagement as Donna Anna in St. Gallen.
She continues her busy concert career with Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana at the Cologne
Philharmonie and with the Bochum Symphony Orchestra.
In 2013-14, Netto Or will sing
the title role in Verdi’s Giovanna d’arco at the Bielefeld Theater, the part of Licida
in Hasse’s Il Leocippo at the Schwetzingen Festival 2014 under Konrad Junghänel,
and again Donna Anna in St. Gallen where she will appear as Constance/The Abduction
from the Serail in 2014-15.
She also will appear in a Telemann programme with the Dresden Staatskapelle under
The Israeli-born artist studied voice at the University of Music
and Dance in Cologne and supplemented her studies in master classes with Nelly Miricioiu,
Barbara Bonney, Helena Lazarska, Kai Wessel and Kurt Moll.
In 2008 Netta Or was nominated as best promising young singer for various roles at
the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, and in 2009 she received the Sponsorship Award in Music
from the city of Düsseldorf for her “outstanding musical achievements”.
Her discography includes CD releases of Demofoonte (Arts Music), Ezio (Oehms Classics),
Ezio (Coviello Classics) and Mitridate, rè di Ponto on DVD (Decca).