Mezzo Soprano Zlata Khershberg was born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. She started to play the piano at an early age. She received her Diploma with Honors from the Balakirev Music college (Russia) and Bachelor degree in opera singing from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University, under the guidance of Prof. Sharon Rostorf-Zamir.
During 2011-2015 she took part in the IVAI Opera Workshop (USA-Israel) where she performed the following roles: Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Marcellina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. In 2015 Ms. Khershberg was chosen to perform in the Gala of the Outstanding Students of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music. The Gala was conducted by Maestro Zubin Mehta at the Lowy Concert Hall in the Charles Bronfman Auditorium.
In August 2016 she performed in the Prize Winners’ Concert of the International Mozarteum Summer Academy at the Salzburg Festival. In October 2017 Ms. Khershberg won a 3rd prize in Neue Stimmen Singing competition (Germany).
Ms. Khershberg’s operatic repertoire also includes, Prince Orlofsky in Johann Strauß’s Die Fledermaus, Sesto in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, Polina in The Queen of Spades by P.I.Tchaikovsky and other roles . Her concert repertoire includes solo mezzo-soprano in Stravinsky’s Les noces, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Brahms’ Rhapsody and de Falla’s El amor brujo.
Zlata Khershberg is a member at the Meitar Studio of the Israeli Opera. Season 2017-18 will mark her debut with Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra with Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah”.