Prof. Tamar Rachum - soprano
Head of the Vocal Department & the Opera Workshop at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University.
Born in Tel Aviv, Professor Tamar Rachum graduated cum laude her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Vienna University (Konservatorium der Stadt Wien) in Vienna, Austria.
Tamar Rachum is a renowned, worldwide acclaimed opera, lied, and oratorio singer. In 1981, she was granted the prestigious Harlekin Award for outstanding singing by critics and audiences in Germany.
Vienna's Theater an der Wien was the venue for Rachum's debut in 1971 as Pamina in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. Later that year, she sang the soprano role of Verdi's Requiem. These roles were breakthrough performances that launched a glorious, international career at prominent opera houses and concert stages all over the world, under the baton of esteemed conductors and directors.

Currently, Prof. Tamar Rachum is head of the Vocal Studies Department and a full professor at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University. For many years, Prof. Rachum has been invited to conduct master classes for singers throughout the world: Italy, Switzerland, France, Austria, Germany, Netherlands and USA.

Prof. Rachum's international reputation serves as a loadstone for students worldwide who choose to study in Israel. Many of her alumni have established a successful singing career on the stages of opera houses and concert halls in Israel and overseas. Prof. Rachum has fostered a generation of students presently serving as world famous teachers and musicians.

Selected opera houses wherein she performed:
Vienna, Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg, Hanover, Oldenburg, Düsseldorf, Heidelberg, Augsburg, Darmstadt, Amsterdam, London Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

Selected operatic repertoire:
Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, Zerlina (Mozart's Don Giovanni); Contessa, Susanna, Barbarina, Cherubino (Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro); Papagena, Pamina, First Lady (Mozart's Die Zauberflöte); Tatjana (Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin); Mimi (Puccini's La Bohéme); Lauretta (Puccini's Gianni Schicchi); Leonora (Verdi's Il Trovatore); Antonia (Offenbach's Les Contes de Hoffmann); Gretel, Sandmännchen, Taumännchen (Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel); Saffi (J. Strauss's Der Zigeunerbaron); Rosalinde (J. Strauss's Fledermaus); Hanna Glawari (Léhar's Die lustige Witwe); Aida (Verdi's Aida); Ariadne, Componist (R. Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos); Louise (Charpentier's Louise); Four Leading Roles (Luigi Nono's Al Gran Sole Carico D'amore); Helena, Margarita (Arrigo Boitos's Mefistofele); Xenia (Mussorgskij's Boris Gudenow).

International festivals:
Amsterdam Festival, Netherlands; Edinburgh Festival, Scotland; Augsburg Festival, Germany; Bregenz Festival, Austria.

Selected concert repertoire:
Verdi's Requiem, Mozart's Requiem, Hänsel's The Messiah, Honegger's "King David", Mendelssohn's Elias, Beethoven's "Ah perfido" (Concert Aria), Missa Solemnis, Messe in C-Dur, Poulenc's Gloria, Rossini's Stabat Mater, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater", Schubert's Messe In H-Mmoll, and Bruckner's Requiem, Te Deum.

Selected Recordings:
Works of Bellini, Schumann, Brahms, Berg, Mozart, Strauss, and Mahler. Arias from: Verdi's La Traviata, Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro. Berlioz's Les Troyens, and Bruckner's Te Deum and Requiem.

International Competitions:
Prof. Rachum is a member of international juries of prestigious competitions such as the "Maria Callas Competition" in Athens and the "Hilde Zadek Competition" in Germany.

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