Associate Artistic Director, Stage Director and Interpretation Coach
Born in Israel, Sharon Mohar is a stage director and acting teacher who was trained at the prestigious Cours Florent in Paris. She is the founder and artistic director of “Les Maîtres Sonneurs,” an opera company based in Toulouse, France. Founded in 2012, “Les Maîtres Sonneurs” presents operas in productions that appeal to audiences of all ages. As part of its comprehensive outreach program, the company also offers a variety of interactive workshops as companions to their performances. These workshops educate young audiences (3-15 years old) and enhance their first experiences with opera. The company promotes opera as an accessible theatrical art and also functions as a laboratoire lyrique, training young singers through its Opera Studio, which provides coaching and acting lessons.
Ms. Mohar’s productions of Die Zauberflöte and Le Nozze di Figaro were chosen by the French Minister of Culture as a part of the Young Audiences Program of the Ministry of Education, and have been presented throughout France. Her most recent production of Carmen debuted in Toulouse during the 2018 season will travel to Canto Louisville 2019.
Ms. Mohar is in great demand as a stage director and an interpretation coach. She has been on the faculty of the International Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI) in Tel Aviv and the Institute Canadien d’Art Vocal (ICAV) in Montreal, and staged Bizet’s Le Docteur Miracle and Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore. Both productions were audience favorites, and Bizet’s Le Docteur Miracle became the first production presented by Les Maîtres Sonneurs when it was founded in 2012.
As a teacher, Ms. Mohar has developed a teaching method that she named The Active Triangle. Based on the relationship between body language and the stage, this innovative technique concentrates on how to use text, music and rhythm as the tools of interpretation. The singer establishes a connection with the audience through music and creates The Active Triangle: the three elements of Singer-Music-Audience, energizing and nourishing each other. Sharon Mohar’s way of working reinforces the transition of a singer into an artist.
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