Shay Bloch mezzospranoShay Bloch, mezzo soprano, was born in Israel. She received the AICF, the Fay Harbour, the Baser, the Eli Leon and the Buchman-Mehta School of Music scholarships. Shay Bloch was a member of the Israeli Opera’s Opera Studio where her repertoire included in both orchestral and piano accompanied performances: Charlotte in Werther (Massenet), The Princess in Sour Angelica (Puccini), Madame Flora (Baba) in The Medium (Menotti), the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas (Purcell), the Witch in Hansel und Gretel (Humperdinck), the Third Lady in Die Zauberflote (Mozart), Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart), Tisbe in La Cenerentola (Rossini), and Giannetta in L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti).

She performed as a soloist with all leading Israeli orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rishon LeZion, Haifa, Jerusalem and Raanana Symphony Orchestras and others. At the Israeli Opera she performed the roles of Giovanna and Maddalena (cover) in Rigoletto (Verdi), Emilia in Otello (Verdi), Annina and Flora (cover) in La Traviata (Verdi) and Suzy in La Rondine (Puccini). In the IVAI Summer Program in Tel Aviv she performed the role of Mere Jeanne in the Dialogues des Carmelites (Poulenc) and Mrs. Ott in Susannah (Floyd). In Festival Pucciniano di Torre del Lago she performed the roles of La Maestra delle novizie in Sour Angelica (Puccini), and Suzuki (cover) in Madama Butterfly (Puccini).