Sivan Rotem is considered one of Israel’s leading singers. Born in Buenos Aires, she started her training as a violinist. Rotem holds degrees in English and Literature from Haifa University and in voice from the Music Academy at Tel Aviv University. She furthered her vocal studies with Ellen Faull in the United States. She made her professional début with the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta and has sung with all of Israel’s leading orchestras. Her American opera début was as Violetta in La traviata with the Seattle Opera conducted by Gerard Schwarz. She has sung leading rôles with the New Israeli Opera and appeared as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestras of Jerusalem, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, Utah, Uzbekistan, Slovak Radio, Ukraine Philharmonic and Vancouver. Rotem has given solo recitals in the Palace of Versailles, San Francisco, Vienna, Berlin, Madrid, and Prague and performed at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland.