The 2018/19 season sees Rinat Shaham make her debut as Maddalena in Verdi Rigoletto at the Bregenz Festival and perform the title role in Massenet Cendrillon at Angers Nantes Opera; Ravel Shéhérazade with St Louis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stéphane Denève; her house debut at Oper Leipzig singing Carmen and Judith in Bartók Bluebeard’s Castle with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra under Karina Canellakis. 
Past engagements have included Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic; the title role of Carmen for Opera Australia (Sydney and Melbourne), Wielki Theater Warsaw, Florida Grand Opera and the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma; Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni new production directed by Krysztof Warlikowski in La Monnaie, Brussels and at Angers Nantes Opera; Preziosilla in La forza del destino at English National Opera; a New Year’s Eve Gala with Christian Thielemann, Lang Lang and the Staatskapelle Dresden, broadcast across Europe on ZDF TV; Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro with the Israel Philharmonic; Berlioz Les Nuits d’été with Dan Ettinger and the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker and Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 with Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony. 
Internationally recognized as one of today’s finest interpreters of Bizet’s Carmen, she first performed the role at the 2004 Glyndebourne Festival.  She has since portrayed Carmen in over 45 productions worldwide including in Vienna, Rome, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Cologne, Baden Baden, Lisbon, Toronto, Vancouver, New York, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, Sydney, Moscow and throughout the USA and Asia. 
Equally acclaimed as an orchestral soloist and recitalist, Rinat Shaham has collaborated with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Christoph Eschenbach, Sir Mark Elder, William Christie, André Previn, Leonard Slatkin and David Robertson in works ranging from Bach Magnificat to Stravinsky Les Noces
She has recorded excerpts from operas by Lully under William Christie for Erato as well as a solo CD of Gershwin and Purcell and another of Benedetto Marcello with The Viol Group “Fuoco e Cenere” on ATMA.  She made her feature film debut as the “Jazz Singer” in the István Szábo film, “Taking Sides”, with Harvey Keitel.  Her performance as Carmen from Opera Australia has also been released on DVD.

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