Since her debut at the Salzburg Festival as Aspasia in Mozart’s Mitridate, rè di Ponto (conducted by Marc Minkowski, directed by Günter Krämer), the young soprano Netta Or has become internationally established as a specialist in dramatic coloratura roles.
From 2003 to 2009 she was a member of the ensemble at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf and since then, has made her debuts at such houses as the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Bayreuth Festival, the Budapest Spring Festival, the Essen and Leipzig Operas, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris. As a freelance artist, Netta Or is a regular guest at many prestigious early music festivals, including Schwetzingen, Karlsruhe, Göttingen, Ludwigsburg, Innsbruck and Herne.
She has worked with such renowned conductors as Marc Minkowski, Daniele Callegari, Hartmut Haenchen, Stefan Soltesz, Alexander Joel, John Fiore, Diego Fasolis, Reinhard Goebel, Sascha Goetzl, Thomas Hengelbrock, Ottavio Dantone, Michael Hofstetter, Attilio Cremonesi, Andreas Spering, Jean- Christophe Spinosi and Bruno Weil.
Highlights of recent seasons have included her debut at the Bayreuth Festival as the First Flower Maiden in “Parsifal”, a much celebrated appearance in the highly demanding role of Konstanze (Entführung aus dem Serail) at the Volksoper Vienna and in Bregenz, the embodiment of all three female figures in Offenbach’s “Tales of Hoffmann” at the Opera in Bonn, a role she went on to play at the Anhaltische Theater Dessau in autumn 2019, Rosalinde at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, and finally the title role in Francesco Cavalli’s “Veremonda” at the Schwetzingen Festival 2016, where she had already made guest appearances in 2009 and 20014.
Further important genre roles, such as Alcina and Contessa, later Violetta Valéry were to follow (“. . . Netta Or does justice to every note, with flawlessly controlled lines . . ., she enthrals listeners, thrills them, moves them to tears . . .”) and another visit to the world of the Baroque at the Mannheim Mozart Week (“Soprano Netta Or displayed her brilliant musical and interpretive artistry . . . She revealed a fresh, fruity sounding voice with a rich, luminous core and sang with sparkling clarity up to the highest register. With a devoted suppleness in the lyrical ariosos, Netta Or intensified the soaring ascending passages with a sparkling brilliance and a forcible virtuoso foray in the coloraturas.”)
In 2012/13 Netta Or celebrated multiple house debuts in leading roles of her repertoire: Alcina at the Staatstheater Stuttgart in the highly renowned production of Wieler/ Morabito, which constituted a milestone in her career. Since her debut at the Staatsoper Hannover the part of the Contessa di Foleville in Rossini’s “Il viaggio a Reims” can also be included in the young soprano’s wide-ranging repertoire.
Netta Or has also extended her scope with superb parts in the world of operetta: in spring 2019 she portrayed the Rösslwirtin (landlady) in Benatzkys “weissem Rössl” at the Cologne Opera and then was resplendent as Sylva Varescu in Kálmán’s “Csardas Princess” at the Schlossfestspiele Langenlois in summer 2019.