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Goni Knaani

A soprano at The Israeli Opera, Goni Knaani is a unique voice within the classical music community in Israel combining operatic repertoire, Musical Theater, Hebrew songs and folksongs.

For over a decade, Goni has performed recitals and concerts and appeared as a soloist with several of the major orchestras in Israel including The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, The Raanana Symphonette Orchestra, The Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva, Ashdod symphony and the The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.

She sings regularly in tribute concerts to Israeli and internationally significant composers.

Among her varied roles, Goni currently sings in the opera "Alice in Wonderland", The "Seven Sopranos" show - an Operatic Journey Around the World, "What about the Deer?" - a musical fantasy based on popular Israeli children songs and other special projects.

Goni performs with the "Raanana Symphonette Orchestra" in concerts as diverse as "A-la Rossini", "The Hebrew classics", "Eurovision songs", "Opera classics for children" and more.

She preforms in "Tonight, a musical" and "The Israel prize winners" shows alongside singer Isaac Sutton.  She is also starring in the show "And it's allowed to love"- A poetic- musical duet with Israeli actor Dror Keren.

As part of ‘Global Experiences’, a travel company specializing in cultural tourism and content, Goni serves as a singer and lecturer across European cultural capitals alongside Michael Ajzenstadt artistic coordinator of the Israeli Opera.

Goni Graduated from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at the Tel Aviv University and "Associated Studios" in London. She was a member of the Israeli opera's "Meitar" opera studio. Goni is a first prize winner of the 2013 Buchmann-Mehta singing competition, and was chosen to participate in the International OpernWerkstatt in Sigriswil Switzerland. Participated in the IVAI summer opera program and received the IVAI scholarship for 2014 and 2015 as well as the "Eli Leon" scholarship in 2015.


Goni sang in:

Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck) Gretel

Don Giovanni (Mozart) Donna Elvira

Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck) Eurydice

Don Giovanni (Mozart) Donna Anna

Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) Berta- cover

La Traviata (Verdi) Annina

Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss) Rosalinde

Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart) Susanna

La Cenerentola (Rossini) Clorinda

La rondine (Puccini) Georgette

Die Zauberflӧte (Mozart) First Lady

Rigoletto (Verdi) Gilda

Cosi fan tutte (Mozart) Fiordiligi

Alice in wonderland (Sebba) Smil

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