Rinat Shaham

Mezzo Soprano

Background: Born Israel. One of the world's most acclaimed Carmens since her debut in the role at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2004. She has sung Carmen in Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Rome, Montreal, Miami, Tel Aviv, New York, New Orleans, Cologne, Toronto, Vancouver, Baden-Baden and many other centres

OA repertoire: title role: Carmen

Other Companies: Melisande: Pelléas et Mélisande (Berlin State Opera); Cherubino: Le nozze di Figaro (Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Palau de la Reina Sofia, Valencia); Dorabella: Così fan tutte (Glyndebourne and Paris); Blanche: Dialogues des Carmelites (New York City Opera); Rosina: Il barbiere di Siviglia (Tokyo and Venice). Equally at home on the concert stage, Shaham has collaborated with some of the most eminent conductors of our day including Simon Rattle, André Previn, Christoph Eschenbach, Leonard Slatkin, William Christie, David Robertson, Yannick Negez-Seguin

Recordings/Videos: excerpts from operas by Lully (Erato); CD of Gershwin and Purcell (ATMA); Jazz Singer in the Isztvan Szabo film, Taking Sides