RINNAT MORIAH
Soprano
ZEFUNOT SCHOLARSHIP

Zefunot Culture introduced Rinat to its audience in 2012.

PRESS QUOTES

"Einen strahlenden, fabelhalft singenden Adventsstern präsentierte der Abend mit Rinnat Moriah. Die Koloratursopranistin des Heidelberger Theaters brachte eine sängerische Begeisterung in den Abend, die das Publikum faszinierte und immer wieder jubeln ließ. Für Barockmusik hat die israelische Sängerin nicht nur ein starkes Faible, sondern ebenso die vortreffliche Technik. Ein fein funkelndes, Funken sprühendes Feuerwerk ließ sie abrauschen in schön leuchtenden Farben, über welche sie vibratoreiches Lametta spannte.

Reich an Affekten und feinen dynamischen Abstufungen brachte sie große Innigkeit in die Klage von Vivaldis Motette "In furore iustissimae irae". Furios glitzernde Ornamente und quecksilbrig dahineilende Läufe begeisterten auch in den Arien aus Händel-Opern. Wunderbar leichtgängige Bravour und Sangesfreude brachte sie in diese Musik, eine stupende Virtuosität in den schwindelerregend davoneilenden Koloraturketten. Immer präzise durchpulst und von feinen Spitzentönen gekrönt.

Faszinierend zu erleben auch, mit welcher Bedingungslosigkeit sich Rinnat Moriah in diese Gesänge hineinfühlte. Blitze, Gift und Galle schleuderte sie im Rezitativ der Cleopatra, um der Arie "Piangerò la sorte mia" tief durchfühlten Ausdruck zu geben. So tief, dass ihr dabei selber die Tränen kamen: Echt und wahr und selten im Konzertbetrieb."

Reiner Köhl, Reihn-Neckar Zeitung,

December 2015

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BIOGRAPHY

Young Israeli Soprano Rinnat Moriah recently debuted at the Teatro alla Scala, Concertgebouw, and at the BBC proms in London under the baton of Maestro Daniel Barenboim. Her wide repertoire of both lyric and Coloratura roles includes Zerbinetta in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, Adina in L'elisir d'amore, The Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, and the title role in Stravinsky's The Nightingale.

In recent years, she has sung at the Staatsoper Berlin, Theater an der Wien, Deutsche Oper Berlin and at the National Theater of Mannheim. In Italy, she performed Il Viaggio a Reims at the Rossini Opera Festival and at the Pergolesi-Spontini Festival, and Zerbinetta at the Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte in Montepulciano. She also performed at the prestigious Aix-en-Provence festival in France.

While attending the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, from which she graduated summa cum laude, she sang The Queen of the Night with the Fort Worth Symphony, appeared with the Opera Company of Philadelphia in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia and sang the part of Héro in Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict with the Chicago Opera Theater.

On the concert stage, she has appeared with the Staatskapelle Berlin, The Essen Philharmonic, Rundfunk Sinphonieorchester Berlin, New World Symphony in Miami, Heidelberg Orchestra, Saarbrücken Radio symphony orchestra, Kansas-City Symphony and Richmond Symphony, performing Poulenc's Gloria, Orff's Carmina Bura na, Vivaldi's Gloria, Monteverdi’s Vesperae Veneziane di San Marco, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, Brahms’ Liebesliederwaltzer, numerous cantatas by Bach and Telemann and Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C minor. She has given recitals at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and at the Library of Congress.

An avid interpreter of contemporary music, Rinnat sang Lulu in Berg's Lulu's Suite at the Berlin Philharmonie, conducted by Maestro Daniel Barenboim, and covered the role of Morgan le Fay in Harrison Birtwistle's Gawain at the Salzburg Festival. Moriah has performed the works of numerous modern composers, including Elliot Carter, Sofia Gubaidulina, Jens Joneleit and Jacob Druckman. She recorded Dominick Argento's Postcard from Morocco, available on Albany records. In 2011, she performed Georg Katzer’s Das Kleine Latinum, a song cycle composed for her and the Scharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic, with whom she performs regularly.

Equally at ease in Baroque repertoire, Rinnat sang the German Premiere of Nicola Porpora's Polifemo (1735) the title role in Vinci's Didone Abbandonata (1737) and Traetta’s Ifigenia in Tauride (1763) at the “Winter in Schwetzingen” festival, and recorded the role of Salomena in Christian Ludwig Boxberg’s Sardanapalus (1698).

As of 2013-2014, Rinnat Moriah is an ensemble member of the Heidelberg Opera, where she can be heard as Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Oscar (Un Ballo in Maschera) and Violetta Valery (La Traviata).