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Zvi Emanuel-Marial 

​The male alto Zvi Emanuel-Marial is a welcome guest at the Salzburg Festival and on the stages of such notable opera houses as the Berlin Staatsoper, Staatstheater Nürnberg, Theater Bonn, the Nationaltheater Mannheim, Staatstheater Darmstadt, Staatstheater Braunschweig, the Nationale Opera & Ballet in Amsterdam, the Staatstheater Mainz, and the Stadttheater Freiburg.

Zvi Emanuel-Marial began his musical training as a horn player at the schools of Arts Omanuiot and Thelma Yellin in Tel Aviv, then pursued his studies of the horn with Peter Damm at the Hochschule für Musik Dresden and with Marie-Luise Neunecker at the University of Music and Performing Arts (HfMDK) in Frankfurt am Main. 

The celebrated singing teacher Marianne Fischer-Kupfer, wife of opera director Harry Kupfer, motivated him to train his voice in the alto register and took charge of his voice training.

It was not long before he was invited to play a solo role at the Salzburg Festival in the opera Das verratene Meer (Gogo No Eiko) by Hans Werner Henze under the direction of Gerd Albrecht. He sang the part of Daniel at the Amsterdam Opera in Harry Kupfer’s staging of Handel’s Belshazzar, played Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus at the Staatstheater Darmstadt and Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Zvi Emanuel-Marial interpreted the role of Pyotr at the Nationaltheater Mannheim in the premiere of Böse Geister, an opera by the renowned composer Adriana Hölszky. This production was named by the periodical OPERNWELT as Premiere of the Year. At that opera house, he also sang in Mozart’s Mitridate. At the Berlin Staatsoper he sang the leading role in the opera La Douce by Emmanuel Nunes and stood in at short notice as Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. As sole singer, together with the Giessen Dance Company, he shaped the premiere performance of Titus Andronicus at the Stadttheater in Giessen. In the past seasons he embodied Arsamene in Handel’s Serse at the Nürnberg Staatsoper and at Oper Bonn, was Countertenor No.1 in Aribert Reimann’s L’invisible at the Staatstheater in Braunschweig and played the principal male role of King Tamasse in J.C. Bach’s opera Zanaida at the Staatstheater in Mainz. In 2022, he sang the main role at the world premiere The Folly at the Stadttheater Freiburg.

In the concert hall, Zvi Emanuel-Marial appears regularly with the legendary organist Matthias Eisenberg (solo programs and oratorios such as Handel’s Messiah, also solo cantatas, motets, the Passions and Christmas Oratorio by J.S. Bach). 

Zvi Emanuel Marial has recorded Schubert’s Winterreise to CD exclusively for the Thorofon label (distributed worldwide by Naxos) and has attracted substantial attention internationally. It is the world’s first recording of this masterwork by a countertenor.

His second solo album Kings, Princes & Heroes made together with the Konzerthaus Chamber Orchestra Berlin (dramatic opera arias by Handel, Gluck and Mozart) was released on the same label. 

Zvi Emanuel-Marial was awarded scholarships by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and the Bayreuth Festival.

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Zvi Emanuel-Marial - Countertenor
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Zvi Emanuel-Marial - Countertenor
Zvi Emanuel-Marial - Countertenor
Zvi Emanuel-Marial - Countertenor
Zvi Emanuel-Marial - Countertenor
Zvi Emanuel-Marial - Countertenor
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