Born in Jerusalem, Talia Or grew up in Germany and finished her studies at University of Music and Theatre Hamburg with honour. During her study she already gave her début as Taumännchen (Hänsel und Gretel) as well as Papagena (The Magic Flute) at State Opera Hamburg. Within the scope of the Young Artist Program she débuted at Theatre La Monnaie Brussels as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro.
After her studies she directly became member of the Opera Studio of the Bavarian State Opera Munich. In the period from 2004 to 2009 she was member of the ensemble of State Theatre at Gärtnerplatz Munich and sung amongst others Adele (Die Fledermaus), Rosina (Il Barbière di Siviglia), Pamina (The Magic Flute), Valencienne (The Merry Widow) and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi). At the same time she was guest at Bavarian State Opera and interpreted Voce del Cielo (Don Carlo), Lʼamour (Orphée et Eurydice), as well as Junges Mädchen (Moses and Aron) and Humperdinck’s Child (The Kings’s Children), which was celebrated in the media.
During her young carreer, Talia Or already worked with famous conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Marc Albrecht, Gianandrea Noseda, Kirill Petrenko, Betrand de Billy, Lorin Maazel, Fabio Luisi or Ingo Metzmacher. Furthermore she is regular guest at important opera houses: State Opera Hamburg Bavarian State Opera Munich, Teatro Regio Turin, Teatro dell Maggio Musicale Florence, Palau de les Arts Valencia, La Scala Milan, Theatre La Monnaie Brussels or Salzburg State Theatre.
Important steps in her operatic career include, amongst others, Über Frauen Über Grenzen, a world premiere during Biennial Arts Festival Munich, staged by Stefan Herheim. She sung Elisabeth Zimmer in Henze’s Elegie für Junge Liebende in Bilbao as well as Parsifal under the baton of Lorin Maazel at Palau de les Artes Valencia. Furthermore she was seen as Die Passagierin at Bregenz Festival and as Despina (Così fan tutte) at State Opera Hamburg. Talia débuted as Marzelline (Fidelio) at Teatro Regio Turin under Gianandrea Noseda and in Die Frau Ohne Schatten at La Scala Milan under Marc Albrecht staged by Claus Guth.
Recently she had great success as Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) under Leo Hussain at State Theatre Salzburg, as Frau Fluth (Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor) at Festival Klosterneuburg and as Pamina (The Magic Flute) at Teatro Lirico Cagliari. In the past season Talia gave as Tatjana (Eugen Onegin) her début at Teatro di Sao Paulo in Brazil.
In the season 2015/16 she will return, amongst others, as Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) to Theatre La Monnaie in Brussels. Furthermore she will give her role début as Eva (Il Primo Omicidio) at Hans Otto Theatre Potsdam.
Highlights of her various concert appearance include Mahler’s 2. Symphony under the baton of Zubin Mehta with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernsteins Mass under Ingo Metzmacher and Hamburg Philharmonics, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio under Peter Schreier and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, as well as Bach Cantatas under Ivor Bolton with the Bavarian State Orchestra. Her wide-ranging concert repertoire includes Bach and Haydn as well as Mozart, Offenbach, Schönberg, Richard Strauss and contemporary composers as Fabio Vacchi and brought her to famous concert stages as OSESP São Paolo, Tel Aviv Philharmonic, Festspielhaus Salzburg, Hamburg Music Hall and Gasteig Munich.
The discography of Talia is growing constantly and includes amongst others Bach Cantatas under the baton of Zubin Mehta and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, recordings of Sisara and L’armonia as well as two CDs dedicated to the work of Simon Mayr.
Role: Classical Artist