Hagar Sharvit is an Israeli Mezzo-Soprano, Born in Tel-Aviv. After finishing her studies in the Buchmann-Mehta school of music, she moved to Europe and has been constantly singing there since 2011.
Hagar participated and won prizes several important singing competitions, she is the recipient of the 1st prize and audience prize in the Das Lied international song competition and has appeared in many Lied recitals, operas, concerts and festivals around Europe and abroad such as Konzerthaus Berlin, the Lucerne festival, Victoria hall in Geneva, the Salzburg festival, Ravinia festival, Bregenz festival, Aix-en-Provence, Musikverein in Vienna, Gasteig Munich, Mupa in Budapest, Heidelberger Frühling, palau de les arts in Valencia, Dias de la Musica in Lisbon and more.
In the season 2018/19, she can be heard as Angelina in Rossini’s La cenerentola, Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel, Cupid in Offenbach’s Orpheus in der Unterwelt. She will make her US operatic 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 and in March she will sing in Piazzolla’s a midsummer nights dream in the Komische Oper Berlin, in July, Hagar will debut the role of Suzuki in Madama Butterfly by Puccini with the Haifa Symphony orchestra. She will also be giving several solo song recitals in Germany, Austria, Israel and France.
Hagar sang a variety of roles in different Opera companies and venues, in different periods and styles. She sang Handel’s: Nerone in Agrippina, Dejanaira in Hercules, Irene in Theodora, Amastre in Xerxes, Emira in Hasse’s Siroe, Ottavia in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, the sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.
She sang the roles of Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Zerlina in Don Giovanni by Mozart;
She sang the title role of Pinocchio by Jonathan Dove, Hermia in Britten’s Midsummer night’s dream, Valencienne in Lehar’s Die Lustige Witwe, Smethon in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena and more.
Hagar sang under the baton of Placido Domingo, Zubin Mehta, Pietro Rizzo, Andrea Battistoni, George Petrou, Jörg Halubek, Jonathan Darlington, Hendrik Vestmann, Graeme Jenkins, Lawrence Cummings, Wolfgang Katschner amongst others.
She had worked with directors such as Ruggiero Raimondi, Jean-Louis Grinda, Paul-Emile Fourny, Axel Köhler, Philipp Himmelmann, Jakob Peters-Messer, Matthew Halls, Tom Ryser, Stephen Lawless, Immo Karaman, Louis Désiré and more.
From the season 2014/15 to 2018/19, Hagar was an ensemble member of the Oldenburg state theater in Germany, where she sang many different parts. Since January 2019, she resides in Berlin and sings in concerts and projects around the world. Hagar will be back in the Oldenburg state theater this April for a Liederabend.
COMPETITIONS / AWARDS
Hagar is 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; 2nd prize, audience prize and “La belle saison” prize in the Lyon international chamber music competition 2019; 2nd prize in the Gianni Bergamo classical music award competition for Mezzo-sopranos in Lugano in 2018, 2nd prize in the Internationaler Schubert Lied Duo Competition 2013 in Dortmund;
3rd prize in the international Robert Schumann competition, 2016; 3rd prize of the International Hugo Wolf Competition in Stuttgart, 2012;. She was a finalist in the Mèdoc international competition in Bordeaux 2018, 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, the Trude Eipperle-Rieger award in 2016.
She is a laureate of the Juventus chamber music festival 2013 and a winner of the Buchholz prize from IVAI 2018.
YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAMS
Since her graduation from the Tel-Aviv University in 2010, Hagar has participated in 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 participated in 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.
In the season of 2013/14 the young mezzo was a member of the opera studio of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, where she sang several roles on the main stage. 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. In 2012 she appeared as a Handmaiden in Cherubini’s Medea conducted by Zubin Mehta in the same house.