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NOA FRENKEL, Contralto
A versatile artist with an affinity for many musical styles, Noa Frenkel is a true contralto
with an extensive vocal range. Her concert repertoire reaches from Renaissance to
contemporary music.
Recent concert appearances include a.o. Händel’s Dixit Dominus with the Flemish Radio
Choir, Donatoni’s Abyss in Casa da Musica in Porto, Luigi Nono’s Prometeo at La
Scala–Milan, Holland Festival, Lucerne Festival, and the Berliner Philharmonie;
Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, Verdi’s
Requiem at the Ljubljana festival and Mahler’s Symphony No 2 with the Israel Symphony
Orchestra Rishon Lezion and Nono’s Guai ai gelidi mostri at the Salzburger Festspiele.
Most recent opera appearances include Stockhausen’s Sontag aus Licht at Opera Köln,
Pnima by Chaya Czernowin at Opera Stuttgart, Tod eines Bankers by Andreas Kersting
at Theater Görlitz, Woman in Zaide/Adama by Mozart/Czernowin at the Salzburg
Festival, Frau Ocholowska in world premiere of Johannes Kalitzke’s Die Besessenen at
Theater an der Wien, Third lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at the Opera of Nantes and
Angers, Madame Flora in Menotti’s The Medium with Opera Rotterdam, La Maestra
delle novizie in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with the Bochumer Symphoniker, Philip Glass’s
Akhnaten in Rotterdam, the Madrigal Opera La Barca with the Nationale Reisopera in
Holland and Belgium and a new production of Zaide/Adama at Theater Bremen.
Frenkel has appeared with Baroque ensembles such as Les Arts Florissants, Elyma
Ensemble, Combattimento Amsterdam, and the Utrecht baroque Consort. She has cofounded the Kassiopeia quintet, a vocal madrigal group that later has recorded all 6
madrigal books of Carlo Gesualdo. The CD´s have been highly praised by the
international music press.
She is an admired interpreter of contemporary music, and is performing regularly in the
main festivals in Europe with renowned ensembles such as Ensemble Modern-Frankfurt,
The Schönberg Ensemble–Amsterdam, Klangforum Wien, L’Ensemble
Intercontemporain-Paris, MusikFabrik – Cologne, The Israeli Contemporary Players, as
well as the Experimental Studio Freiburg (SWR).
Until recently she was the soloist of the Dutch Maarten Altena Ensemble – a group
dedicated to both improvised and written contemporary music, with whom she regularly
performed and toured Europe, Japan, as well as North America and has recorded several
She has recently performed Morton Feldman’s 3 Voices in Madrid, and led a performance
of John Cage’s Songbooks with Israeli ensemble Musica Nova. Many composers have
composed works specifically for her voice.
Ever in search of new ways to perform, Frenkel has created the solo performance
“Solitude in the Age of Mass Media” – combining newly composed music with pieces by
Mahler and Purcell in a multimedia performance, appearing in Tel Aviv and Madrid.
Future performances will take place in The Netherlands in 2015.
Noa Frenkel had the pleasure to work with conductors such as Ivor Bolton, Reinbert de
Leeuw, Ingo Metzmacher, Sylvain Cambreling, Kenneth Weiss, Kenneth Montgomery,
Dan Ettinger, Ilan Volkov, Friedemann Layer, Gabriel Garrido, Peter Dijkstra, Emilio
Pomarico, Jos van Veldhoven and Steven Sloane.
Her two latest CD's are Artur Schnabel, Notturno, and the Te Deum by Portugese
baroque composer Almeida. Upcoming releases include Berio’s Folk Songs and
Czernowin’s Shu Hai, with Experimental Studio Freiburg.
Upcoming projects include a world premiere of Winter Songs by Chaya Czernowin in
New York, a concert with MusikFabrik at the Festival d’Automne–Paris, Bach’s Mass
in B minor with the Israeli Camerata, Sciarrino’s one act opera Vanitas in Zurich, and a
world premiere of a new opera in Teatro Real, Madrid.