Sharon Azrieli, Soprano Falcon
Renowned singer Sharon Azrieli has a rich and wide-ranging voice that allows her to interpret the great soprano roles as well as some mezzo roles, thus specifying her as Soprano Falcon.
Sharon Azrieli’s magnificent soprano has been heard to great acclaim across the globe, from New York to Tokyo, and from Tel Aviv to her native Montreal. From her debut as Juliette (Roméo et Juliette) to recent portrayals of Gioconda (La Gioconda) and Nedda (I Pagliacci), Azrieli has been deemed “utterly charming” (Sarasota Herald Tribune) and praised for her “exceedingly beautiful voice, full of feeling” (Ha’aretz).
Sharon made her Metropolitan Opera debut in November 2018, as the “highly credible and vivacious” (Arthur Kaptainis – Montreal Gazette) Sister Dolcina in Puccini’s Suor Angelica. In March 2019, she has performed with success the renowned Berlioz “Les Nuits D’Été” with the OCM. In May 2019, she sings a concert in Israel, with Ramat Gan Orchestra. Then in June 2019, she will sing for the first time the role of Marcellina in Le Nozze Di Figaro of Mozart under the direction of Alexander Shelley at the National Arts Center in Ottawa, in July she will record a Christmas Album with Time Warner same as broadway album both with music director Marvin Laird, (Broadway album being released on line April 12.) She will sing also a concert at FestivalOpéra de Saint-Eustache, and she will also be soloist at Domaine Forget in Seven tableaux from Song of Songs, Srul Irving Glick , August 2019 she will be Liu in Turandot, with Marcello Giordani at Taormina Opera, Italy and in September at Polin Museum under the direction of Yoav Talm and she will sing another concert: Seven tableaux from Song of Songs, S. I.Glick with Czech National Symphony, Prague under the direction of Steven Mercurio.
Leading roles with orchestras in Concert and Oratorio works include: the Montreal Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Kent Nagano,m Jerusalem Symphony, One World Sympnony, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Haifa Symphony Orchestra,, and McGill Chamber Orchestra, Mid America Orchestra, among many others.
Her varied orchestral and sacred work has included Leonard Bernstein’s Kaddish,(narrated by Richard Dreyfuss) Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo with Tracy Resseguie as well as the Gabriel Fauré Requiem in D Minor, Op. 48 with Alex Qian, both of which were performed at Carnegie Hall. Sharon has also sung many world premieres, most notably: Esther Diaries by H. Stafylakis (2014) and Cantata for the Unsung by James M. Stephenson (2016). She sang Santuzza, (Cavalleria Rusticana) with Marcello Giordani in Sicily in 2015 and returned to sing Nedda in I Pagliacci with him last summer (2017) with the Bellini Orchestra in Catania, Italy under the direction of Antonio Manuli.
Leading operatic roles have included: Mimi (La Bohème); Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro); Elvira (Don Giovanni); Liu (Turandot); Aida (Aida); Leonora (Il Trovatore) and Adriana Lecouvreur with such Opera Houses as the New Israel Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, L’Opera de Paris à la Bastille, and Sarasota Opera, among others. Of her Laurette in Le Docteur Miracle with L’Opéra Français de New York, Andrew Porter of The New Yorker hailed her as a “mistress of merry inflections, piquant phrasing and pointed words.”
Dr. Sharon Azrieli holds a BA in Art History from Vassar College, an Associate’s Degree in Interior design and Illustration from the Parsons School of Design, an Advanced Certificate in Performance from the Juilliard School, and Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Music from the University of Montreal. She sits on the Boards of the following Philanthropic organizations: The America Israel Cultural Foundation, the McCord Museum, the National Arts Centre Youth Education Program, The Opera Cares Foundation, as well as the Azrieli Foundation, and serves as a Director on the Board of The Azrieli Group, in addition to her many diverse business interests. She also publishes the very popular home design magazines: Montreal Home, Toronto Home, and Vancouver Home, which can be seen on the web at www.movatohome.com. She also serves as a judge for the Azrieli Architectural Prize and the Grand Prix du Conseil des Arts de Montréal.
For more information on Sharon and her performances, please visit her website: www.sharonazrieli.com and for more on her life and career see her Wikipedia page.
Official Website: sharonazrieli.com
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