YANIV D'OR (b 1975 )
Yaniv d’Or’s unique countertenor voice has made him one of the rising stars of the modern international music scene. The British-Israeli d’Or studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, receiving the International Vocal Art Institution Prize and the Gottesman Award.
His operatic repertoire includes Handel’s Giulio Cesare (Tolomeo), Rinaldo (Rinaldo), Susannah (Joacim) and Xerxes (Arsamene), Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (Orfeo), Haydn’s Orlando paladino (Medoro) Cavalli’s Giasone (Delfa) and Orion (Orion), Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Sorcerer and Spirit), Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon) and Death in Venice (Voice of Apollo), Vivaldi’s La verità in cimento (Melindo) and, most recently, Salamone Rossi in The Siblings of Mantua, a unique production by the Drottningholm Slottsteater Stockholm featuring music by Salamone Rossi, Claudio Monteverdi, traditional sephardi ladino and d’Or’s own compositions.
In concert he performs Lieder, oratorios and traditional repertoire at venues such as the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Wigmore Hall, the Barbican Centre, the Royal Festival Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, York Minster Cathedral, Oslo Opera House, AMUZ Antwerp, the Palau de la Música Barcelona, the Dôme des Invalides and the Philharmonie de Paris. He recently performed a new piece at the Banqueting House, London, in the presence of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
A prolific recording artist, Yaniv d’Or is the recipient of the Gramophone Award for his album Liquefacta Est… with Ensemble NAYA and BBC Magazine’s Album Choice for Latino Ladino (Naxos 8.573566).