Talia Refeld Ms. Refeld is a celebrated artist on the opera and concert stages of the world. She is known as a ‘Mozart singer of the first order’ for her performances as Susanna, Zerlina, Despina, Pamina, Ilia and Blondchen in many of the great opera houses in Europe and the US. Praised as an artist with “glamour and style” by London’s Opera Magazine. and honored as one of the most exciting young talents to emerge on the European music scene by the yearbook of Opernwelt, she has collaborated with a.o. Sir Neville Marriner, Placido Domingo, Sir Peter Hall, Michael Jurowski, Louis Langree, Kenneth Montgomery, Stefan Soltesz, Friedemann Layer and Andreas Delfs. Praised for her “radiant lyric expression,” “brilliant coloratura,” and “clear, sparkling soprano,” Ms. Refeld was a member of the Dortmund Opera Ensemble for 3 seasons singing Gilda, Ännchen, Micaela, Marzelline. She has sung in the opera houses of Bonn, Leipzig, Munich, Nice, Toulouse, Montpellier, Marseille, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Malaga, Venice, San Diego, Michigan, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles, to name a few. She has sung oratorio works internationally, in Japan, at La Fenice, Nice Festival of Sacred Music, throughout Germany and a live Radio Broadcast from the Schubert Festival in France and the WDR in Cologne. Ms. Refeld appeared on European Television in an Arts Documentary entitled Erotic Intelligence. She has appeared on KOCE in Los Angeles. Her original show Red Tones was sold out in Germany. She appeared in Winterzauber 2006, 2007 and 2008 at the Philharmonie am Gasteig, Munich, sang in Nuremberg and Munich in the Bel Canto Opera Gala and was guest artist in New Years Eve Concerts again at Gasteig in Munich.
Soprano Talia Refeld has been honored by Chapman University as the inaugural holder of the William Hall Visiting Professorship in its internationally renowned School of Music. During her visit in March 2006, she presented workshops in musical theatre and group song, conducted master classes in vocal performance, and offered a public concert of her original show The Golden Years of Broadway, a personal look at the legacy of Broadway musical theatre greats like George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill, and Stephen Sondheim which has been enthusiastically acclaimed in Germany where she lives. In The Golden Years of Broadway, she returns to the early days of her career, which began at age 19 in the touring companies of Jesus Christ Superstar, Showboat, and Camelot. She made her Broadway debut with Rex Harrison in the 25th anniversary revival of My Fair Lady.
A leading vocal teacher in Munich for children, youth and young professionals, (Bavarian Theater Academy) she was educated at USC, UCLA and on a scholarship at the Juilliard School, NY. She studied voice with Annette Smith, Nina Hinson, Martial Singher, Ellen Faull and Josef Metternich. She studied Opera in Italy with Renata Tebaldi and Carlo Bergonzi, acting with William Esper, and at The Actors Institute, NY. This native Californian has won the Young California Artist Award, the California Mozart Competition, as well as honors in the San Francisco Opera Awards, NY NATS, and the Liederkranz Competition in New York.
Prof. Refeld teaches Powerful Communication: Authentic Expression a creative course for Adults. Ms. Refeld Refeld is founder of the kids4kids World Foundation, a charitable organisation dedicated to developing musical and theatrical talent in young people. The Foundation holds auditions every winter and presents original musical productions at the SchauBurg State Theater, Munich. The proceeds support music therapy programs in Germany for traumatised youth. This project is the subject of a documentary film released in 2007.