Associate Artistic Director, Vocal Coach/Pianist
Born in Tel Aviv, Liora Maurer joined the Metropolitan Opera as an Assistant Conductor during the 2008-2009 season. She has prepared a wide variety of repertoire at the Met, from the new productions of La Donna del Lago L’elisir d’amore and Rigoletto to Satyagraha by Phillip Glass and the American premiere of Nico Muhly’s Two Boys. She recently appeared in concert with tenor Roberto Alagna and soprano Aleksandra Kurzak in a benefit for the Conservatorio de Musica de San Juan in Puerto Rico. Among the highlights of her 2018-2019 season at the Met are the HD telecast of Aida with Anna Netrebko and Anita Rachvelishvili and the new production of La Traviata conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Liora can be seen playing the rehearsals filmed for the feature on Maestro Nézet-Séguin shown worldwide during the 2018 HD telecast of La Traviata. The link for the complete film can be found on our Links page.
Prior to joining the Met, Ms. Maurer was an Assistant Conductor at New York City Opera, beginning with the 1997-98 season. She was the recitative accompanist for several productions, including Don Giovanni, L’Elisir d’amore, Le Nozze di Figaro and Il Viaggio a Reims. Ms. Maurer has also worked with Seattle Opera, Wolf Trap Opera Company, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Opera Omaha, the New Israeli Opera, and Spoleto Festival USA. She was the official pianist for the 2014 George London Foundation competition.Ms. Maurer is on the faculty of the International Vocal Arts Institute, and has performed all over the world, including Israel, Germany, Spain, Romania, Japan, Italy, Perú, and Puerto Rico. She is a graduate of the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv and received a Master of Music degree in Accompanying from the Manhattan School of Music. She has won numerous awards, and a merit scholarship from the America - Israel Cultural Foundation.
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