Ronit Widmann-levy

Soprano

Biography

Ronit Widmann - Levy has received accolades for her operatic and concert performances throughout the world. A versatile artist equally at home on both concert and opera stages.
Ronit has sung in opera houses and festivals in San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, Tanglewood, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Berlin, Munich, London, Bangkok and Jerusalem. She sang at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, the Bath and Dartington Festivals in England, the Jüdische Kulturtage in Berlin, and the America Haus Concert Series in Munich.


Ms. Widmann-Levy made her début with the San Francisco Symphony in February 2005 in Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher. Since her debut Ronit has regularly performed with Michael Tilson Thomas and the SFS in Carnegie Hall, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the New World Symphony Orchestra as well as with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Widmann-Levy’s interpretation of Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire has won praise and she has been invited to perform the piece in Europe and the U.S.A.


Ronit is renowned for her interpretation of Ladino romance. In Spring of 2010 she embarked on a world concert tour with Ladino Soul. Ronit Widmann-Levy's repertory includes the roles of Violetta, Constanza, Madama Butterfly, Micaela, Mimi, Liù,Gilda and Freia. Symphonic works include among others: Carmina Burana, Beethoven’s 9 symphony, Mahler 4 and 2 Symphonies.


“Soprano Ronit Widmann-Levy's ethereal upward major-ninth leap before "Blanziflor et Helena" set the stage for an erotic and sinfully stately chorale-paeon to the pleasures of the flesh…Marvelous”. 21st century music magazine 2008.


Critics consistently write about Ronit’s ability to sing with “compelling conviction and warmth with a voice whose naturally extensive range shows “fine-spun altitudes” (Washington times). The Eugene Register-Guard arts critic described her performance as Micaela: "One of the most impressive artists was Ronit Widmann-Levy playing...Micaela, the sweet innocent country girl...Widmann-Levy, made her two arias memorable. Her voice has a weighty tone, and she uses it with solid technique."


Bill Glackin of the Sacramento Bee wrote of her performance of the last scene from Capriccio by Richard Strauss: “she is a singer of compelling conviction and warmth as well as unusual personal beauty”. Future engagements include concerts with New York Philharmonic orchestra conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas performing The Thomashefskys: Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theatre. Philadelphia Orchestra and the New World Symphony.