Israeli born soprano Einat Aronstein has started her second season as a soloist in the Opera Ensemble of Theater Trier, where she sings roles such as Musetta (La Bohème) Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Drusilla (L'incoronazione di Poppea), Valencienne (Die lustige Witwe) and die junge Frau (Reigen). last year she sang the main role in the opera der Goldene Drache by P. Eötvös with the Israeli Contemporary Players and conductor Zsolt Nagy both in Israel and in Hungary.
Since 2012 she performs increasingly in European opera productions such as „Baruchs Schweigen“ (Sheriff) at the Stadttheater Fürth, Germany, and EntArteOpera, Vienna, „Gespräch mit einem Stein“ (Sheriff) and „Der Garten“ (Tal), Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Germany, as well as Théatre D’Esch, Luxemburg and „Else” (Tal) in the Museum of Modern Art in Salzburg.
Einat has been a guest artist with numerous orchestras and baroque ensembles, among them the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and all other major orchestras in Israel, Residentie Orkest The Hague, Barrocade Ensemble and the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra under such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Christian Zacharias, Andrew Parrott, Dan Ettinger and David Stern among others. Einat sings regularly in renowned international festivals such as Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Festival Classique Den Haag and Aldeburgh Festival.
As a Lied singer, Einat has collaborated with some of Israel’s most renowned pianists, among whom Arie Vardi is most notable, and has given recitals in The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Scotland, France, Spain, Poland, China and Vietnam.
She started out as a chorister with the Moran choir and the Moran Vocal Ensemble, with whom she performed extensively nationwide and abroad. Her first operatic roles as a soloist included the Shepherd Boy (Tosca), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Knabe (Die Zauberflöte) and the Dead Child in the world premiere of „A Child Dreams“ after Hanoch Levin (Gil Shohat) in the Israeli Opera and in the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Germany. Her theatre appearances include various roles in the operas the Rat Laughed and Fly Away (Milch-Sheriff) and Badenheim 1939 (Shohat) in the Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv.
In 2012 Einat graduated from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music where she studied under Ms. Efrat Ben-Nun. She has been a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Awards for Outstanding Musical Performance since 2008 and has received scholarships from the Israel Vocal Arts Institute Foundation and the Ronen Foundation. She received first prize at The Buchmann-Mehta Vocal Competition, the Atle Vestersjø Young Talent Award at the 3rd International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti in Innsbruck, Austria, the second prize at the Concorso Lirico Città di Magenta in Italy and the audience prize at the Concours International de Chant des Châteaux en Médoc 2013 in Bordeaux, France. Most recently, she won the first prize and the audience prize with her Baroque ensemble, Ensemble Arava, at the International Competition for Concert Presentation in Frankfurt, Germany. The Ensemble will release its Debut Album later this year including pieces by Händel, Caldara and Biber.
"Einat Aronstein sent forth her clear voice as if playing an instrument. She walked the challenging, dizzying melismatic tightrope like a genuine acrobat.
We sat there dumbfounded, mouths and ears gaping". "
Haggai Hitron, Haaretz|25.5.2016