Shiree Kidron

Shiree Kidron, an Israeli soprano born in Haifa, is a versatile vocalist and a musician who appeared locally and internationally as an opera singer, as well as a cantorial soloist, oratorio and as a Jewish Folk Music program performer. Ms. Kidron received her Master's Degree in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where her performance in the title role of Beauty in Spohr's Beauty and the Beast led the New York Times to acclaim her "fresh and likable young voice." A leading young soprano, she is the Winner of the Sharon Tavor Vocal Competition for Singers and Orchestra and has performed arias of Mozart and Handel with the chamber orchestra of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She also won the David Whitcomb Foundation Award for promising young soloists. As a Scholarship recipient of Israel Vocal Art Institute (2003-2005) Shiree has been participating at the International Opera Summer Program in Tel Aviv (artistically directed by Joan Dornemann) and sang at a gala concert in the Tel Aviv Opera House. Among many other engagements in recent years, Ms. Kidron has performed the role of Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof as part of the Natchez Opera Festival in Mississippi, and has sung with the Pacific Opera Company, as well as several Carnegie Hall appearances in NY. A few summers ago Shiree performed the lead role of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro at the prestigious New Opera Festival in Rome, Italy. Most recently, Shiree performed a solo at a Yom Ha’atzmaut program for the Israeli Consulate in Houston and Atlanta and has recently returned from a successful engagement with the Ludwig Symphony Orchestra in Atlanta, where she sang selected Opera Arias and classical Israeli songs. Ms. Kidron is currently the cantor for the High Holy Days and Shabbat services at Beth El Congregation in Vineland, NJ. [+]
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