Bio

Hagar is currently an ensemble member at Staatstheater Oldenburg, where she is heard this season as Nerone in Handel’s Agrippina, Marquise von Birkenfield in La Fille Du Regiment,  as Mercédès in Bizet’s Carmen and as Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel. She will also returns as  Valencienne in Die Lustige Witwe and in Gold (all parts).  Previous seasons Hagar was heard  as Amastre in Handel’s Xerxe,  Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Hermia in Ein Sommernachtstraum, Mrs. Alexander in Satyagraha, Dejaniera in Handel’s Hercules and the title role in The adventures of Pinocchio by Jonathan Dove. In the fall of 2014 she also made her debut as Irene in Handel’s Theodora in a concert with the Ensemble Cantatio conducted by John Duxbury at the Victoria Hall in Geneva.

Hagar 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 made her debut with the Opera de Metz as Thisbe in Rossini’s Cenerentola, in the fall of 2013.

Hagar was a member of the prestigious Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival in the summer of 2012, where she appeared as the 2nd lady in a production for children of The magic flute, sang in a Gala concert with the Salzburg Camerata and participated in master classes with Christa Ludwig, Helmut Deutsch, Thomas Hampson and Michael Schade. That same summer she was invited to sing the Alto solo in Händel’s Messiah in June at the Musikfestspiele Sanssouci in Potsdam.

During 2011/2012 Hagar attended the Centro de Perfeccionamiento Placido Domingo at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia. She made her debut in Menotti’s Amelia al Ballo under the baton of 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 spring 2012 she appeared as a Handmaiden in Cherubini’s Medea conducted by Zubin Mehta.

Competitions / Awards

Hagar won the 1st Prize and Audience Prize winner of the Das Lied International Song Competition 2015.  Also, Hagar won the 1st prize in the 19th International Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach, Austria, 2012; the 3rd prize of the International Art Song Competition in Stuttgart, 2012; 2nd prize in the Internationaler Schubert Lied Duo Competition in Dortmund, 2013 and was a finalist in the CESTI International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera in 2011 and in the Handel Singing Competition in London, 2013. Most Recently,  Hagar won the 3rd prize of the Internationaler Robert-Schumann-Wettbewerb in Zwickau, Germany 2016

Young artists programs

Since her graduation, Hagar has participated in some prestigious programs for young singers:  in 2016, Hagar is a member of the Bergenzer Fest Spiele opera studio.  in 2015 and again in 2017 Hagar took part in the Steans institute program of the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, USAIn 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 enrolled in the Young Singers Project of the Salzburg Festival. In 2011 she was selected to join the 1st Lied academy under the instruction of Mr. 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.

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