Hagar Sharvit is currently an ensemble member at the Oldenburg State Theater, where she is heard this season as Angelina in Rossini’s La cenerentola, Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel, Cupid in Offenbach’s Orpheus in der Unterwelt and Alice in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. In the past seasons she appeared in the roles of Nerone in Handel’s Agrippina, and Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen, Dejaniera in Handel’s Hercules, the title role in The adventures of Pinocchio by Jonathan Dove, Amastre in Handel’s Xerxes, Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Valencienne in Lehar’s Die Lustige Witwe, and Hermia in Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Emira in Hasse’s Siroe, a role she also sang with the Reisopera in the Netherlands, among other roles. During this time she also made her debut as Irene in Handel’s Theodora in a concert at the Victoria Hall in Geneva, she has also debuted her role as Ottavia in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea in the Budapest Palace of the arts. She has won the 1st prize and audience prize in the Das Lied international song competition 2015 and has appeared in many Lied recital and chamber music concerts around Europe such as Heidelberger Frühling, Dias de la Musica in Lisbon. She sang the role of Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni in the Bregenz Festival and performed in a Lied-recital in the Lucerne Festival.
Hagar will make her US debut as Zenobia in Handel‘s Radamisto in February 2019 at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC at the Kaye Playhouse in New York City.
In the season of 2013/14 the young mezzo was a member of the opera studio of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, where she was heard as Annina in La Traviata, Sandmännchen in Hänsel und Gretel, several roles in a new production of Death in Venice and Grimgerde in Der Ring an einem Abend. Hagar also sang with Opera de Metz as Thisbe in Rossini’s Cenerentola, in 2013. In the beginning of 2013 Hagar sang the role of Smethon in a concert version of the opera Anna Bolena by Donizetti along side Edita Gruberova in the title role, the performances took place in the Gasteig in Munich and in the Musikverein in Vienna.
During 2011/2012 Hagar attended the Centro de Perfeccionamiento Placido Domingo at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia. She made her European debut in Menotti’s Amelia al Ballo under the baton of Maestro Placido Domingo in a production by Jean-Louis Grinda, followed by Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, directed by Ruggero Raimondi and the Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas directed by Philipp Himmelmann. She also covered the role of Dryade in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos at the Palau for the main stage production and in 2012 she appeared as a Handmaiden in Cherubini’s Medea conducted by Zubin Mehta in the same house.
COMPETITIONS / AWARDS
Hagar was the 1st Prize and Audience Prize winner of the Das Lied International Song Competition 2015. Hagar also won the 1st prize in the 19th International Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach, Austria, 2012; 3rd prize in the international Robert Schumann competition, 2016; 3rd prize of the International Art Song Competition in Stuttgart, 2012; 2’nd prize in the Internationaler Schubert Lied Duo Competition 2013 in Dortmund. She was a finalist in the CESTI International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera in 2011 and in the Handel Singing Competition in London, 2013.
Hagar won the Erna Schlütter public award in 2015, and the Trude Eipperle-Rieger award in 2016.
EDUCATION AND YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAMS
Hagar graduated from the Buchmann-Mehta school of music in the Tel-Aviv University where she studied with Prof. Tamar Rachum in 2010. Since then she studies in the private studios of Abbie Furmansky in Berlin and Patricia McCaffrey in New-York.
Hagar has participated in some prestigious programs for young singers: in the summer of 2015 and 2017 she took part in the STEANS Institute program of the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, USA. In 2014 she was selected to take part in the Schubert Residency of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence under the instruction of Mr. Matthias Goerne and Mr. Markus Hinterhäuser. In 2012 she was accepted to the Young Singers Project of the Salzburg Festival. In 2011 she was selected to join the 1st Lied academy under the instruction of Thomas Hampson in the “Heidelberger Frühling” International Music Festival. In the same year she was invited to participate in Escales Lyriques in Ile d’yeu in France; and In the summer of 2010 she took part in the summer opera program IVAI in Tel Aviv.