Ronit Widmann-Levy

Ronit Widmann-Levy

Ronit Widmann - Levy has received worldwide accolades for her operatic and concert performances. 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. 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, Philadelphia Symphony, New York Philharmonic, the New World Symphony, and the Boston Symphony. Ronit recorded for PBS Great Performances with Michael Tilson Thomas - The Thomashefskys, Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater.

Ronit is renowned for her interpretation of Ladino Romansa and Cantiga. She has made numerous recordings of Ladino music, both symphonic and with guitar accompaniment. Her opera repertoire includes the roles of Violetta, Constanza, Madama Butterfly, Micaela, Mimi, Liù, and Freia and various contemporary-opera roles. Symphonic works include among others: Carmina Burana, Beethoven's 9 symphony, Mahler 4 and 2 Symphonies, and Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire.

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Tuesday, July 18 | 6:30 PM
Seasons of Hope

Maestro Constantine Orbelian leads Festival Orchestra Napa and a stellar lineup of soloists in Seasons of Hope, an evening of works featuring stories of courage, sacrifice, and hope. Cellist Kristina Reiko Cooper and vocal ensemble Volti perform Lera Auerbach’s Symphony No. 6, Vessels of Light, a piece dedicated to the extraordinary heroism of Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Jewish refugees during World War II.

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