Sharon Rostorf-Zamir

Sharon Rostorf-Zamir
Sharon Rostorf-Zamir

is one of Israel’s most respected opera singers. At 24, she was already a principal soloist with the Frankfurt Opera House. She has appeared in Europe, Japan and the U.S. in operas, song recitals and as a soloist with orchestras.

In 2004, Mrs. Rostorf-Zamir made her New York City Opera debut as Susanna in Mozart's “Le Nozze di Figaro” to high critical acclaim. She has also sung in the opera houses of Paris, Prague, Bilbao, Madrid, Rome, London and many more. She appears often with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta, and has also collaborated with conductors Kurt Masur, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Julius Rudel, Gabor Hollerung, David Stern, Dan Ettinger, and others.

Israel’s foremost composers, including Gil Shohat, Eugene Levitas, Aharon Harlap, Sharon Farber and Dov Seltzer, have written pieces especially for Mrs. Rostorf-Zamir’s unique vocal and interpretative abilities. She also gives regular lieder recitals in Israel and abroad.

She has performed in Händel's “Amadigi di Gaula” and “Rodrigo” at the Händel Festspiele in Halle, Germany, and recorded both operas with Al Ayre Español for Naïve. She has also recorded Händel’s “Floridante” with the Complesso Barocco and Alan Curtis, for Deutsche Gramophon/Archiv. She has interpreted the role of Agilea in Händel's “Teseo” with the Lautten Compagney in Potsdam, Bayreuth, London and Oxford. This production was released on DVD by Arthaus. She has also recorded the rare German-language version of Händel’s “Messiah” with the same ensemble.

Her solo Schumann disc with renowned Israeli pianist Jonathan Zak was released on Romeo Records in 2007 and was rated by Fanfare magazine as one of the five recommended recordings of 2008. In 2010 she recorded a Schubert album with Israeli pianist Daniel Gortler.

Miss Rostorf has performed as a soloist in many Israeli Opera productions since 1991, singing a wide range of roles including Norina, Gilda, and Adele, as well in as many original productions.

Her latest recording of Pasquini cantatas was released by Brilliant .The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra released a live recording of Mahler's 4th Symphony under the baton of Dan Ettinger, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra released a DVD of a live performance under the baton of Zubin Mehta and Kurt Mazur.

In 2013 Miss Rostorf’s recording "Forever to Remember" was a Grammy nominee in the category of Best Solo Album.

Besides being active as a performer, Miss Rostorf serves as Head of the Vocal Department at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University. She gives masterclasses in Israel and abroad. Many of her students, most of them graduates of the School, are developing flourishing international careers.