Praised by the Mannheimer Morgen and Die Rheinpfalz for both her technical as well as artistic merits, Italian-Israeli Soprano Mayan Goldenfeld is currently based in Dresden, Germany, where she performs regularly with the Dresdner Residenz Orchester.
At the start of the 2019/20 season, Mayan was chosen to be part of a selected group of singers to work with opera director duo Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier as part of the Royaumont Foundation Rossini Formation, where she worked on the role of Fiorilla in Il Turco in Italia and Desdemona in Otello.
Highlights from the 2018/19 season include her Belgian debut, singing the leading role in Hasse's La Serva Scaltra in Schouwburg Kortrijk, her debut in the Schwetzinger Festspiele in a concert that was broadcast by SWR2, performances as Galatea in Handel's Acis and Galatea with Summer Opera Tel Aviv and her return to work with Sigiswald and Marie Kuijken on their rendition of Hayden's L'infedelta Delusa as Vespina.
Mayan has sung under the baton of conductors such as Sigiswald Kuijken, Michael Hofstetter, Michael Schneider, and Werner Ehrhardt and with ensembles such as La Petite Bande, Neumeyer Consort, HIP Frankfurt, and the Schwetzinger Hofmusik Akademie.
She performed in numerous festivals such as The Schwetzingen Festspiele, The Koblenz International Guitar Festival, Barocknacht Burg Kronberg and Barocknacht Jagdschloss Kranichstein.
Mayan is grateful to the Israeli Association of Operatic Arts and to the Buchholtz Foundation for selecting her to be a stipend holder for the season of 2019-2020. She is also a finalist of the Froville International Baroque Competition, as well as a prize winner of the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg competition, the Brooklyn College Theater and Performance Awards and 1st prize winner of the Buchman-Mehta Vocal Competition. She is a recipient of the Berlin Song Festival Merit Scholarship, the AICF excellence scholarship and the Buchman-Heiman Scholarship.
As part of her training, Mayan has participated in numerous international masterclasses such as Fondation Royaumont Rossini Formation (2019), Fondazione Cini Accademia Vivaldi (2019), IVAI Tel Aviv (2018), La Petite Bande Academy (2017), The London Song Festival (2017) The Berlin Song Festival (2017), LidalNorth Oslo (2016, 2014) and Songfest at Colburn (2015) with acclaimed musicians such as Sigiswald Kuijken, Andreas Scholl, Gemma Bertagnolli, Antonio Frigé, Kevin Murphy, Sophie Daneman, Caroline Dowdle, Graham Johnson, Margo Garrett and Lucy Shelton.
Mayan holds a Master of Music degree from the Brooklyn College Conservatory where she studied in the studio of Patricia McCaffery and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Buchman-Mehta School of Music where she studied in the class of Efrat Ben Nun.
During her studies both in the US and in Israel she performed roles such as Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica, Madama Cortese in Il Viaggio a Reims, Annina in La Traviata, Beth in The Tender Land, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Amor in Orfeo ed Euridice, and Sandman and Dew Fairy in Hänsel und Gretel.
In concert repertoire, she performed the soprano solo in Poulenc's Gloria, the soprano solo in Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music, and with the BMSM orchestra in a selection of songs from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn.
Mayan is an avid singer of art songs and has performed regularly from 2009 to this day in both solo and chamber recitals in Felicja Blumental Hall in Tel Aviv, as well as with the BMSM concert series, the Art Song Film Project in NYC and in various independent venues in Berlin.
She is currently taking private lessons at the studio of Abbie Furmansky in Berlin.
photo by Danielle Cohen Dinar