Highgate, N6 5AA, by tube station

Idit Arad
Professional singing teacher & opera singer (AGSM Diploma)

 
".... I first started teaching Idit Arad at the Guildhall of Music and Drama some 17 years ago, and ever since she has been my student. I have watched her grow and develop over that time as a person, musician and singer. Miss Arad has excellent musicianship and is an experienced and gifted singer. She is a sincere and responsible person and has a selfless devotion to music, all qualities which are essential for teaching. She would be an asset to any teaching establishment she might join, and indeed to any student. I recommend her to you with pleasure."
 
Vera Rozsa OBE
 
"For many years I have admired Idit as both a singer and a teacher of singing: she brings to all her musicmaking a lively professionalism and integrity, coupled with the gift of communication which inspires others to aspire to the same high standards. I have witnessed her in action as a teacher and have seen how quickly she can achieve positive results with committed students by pinpointing the specific areas of development relevant to each individual singer – the singers themselves are frequently surprised at the speed of their progress under Idit’s tuition. I enthusiastically recommend Idit as an exceptional teacher who commands international respect."
 
Michael Pollock
Consultant coach: English National Opera Harewood Artists; 
regular guest coach for National Opera Studio, Royal Academy Opera, 
Royal College of Music International Opera School (London); 
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (Cardiff, Wales); North Sea Vocal Academy (Denmark), etc
 
 
"An immense personality ... a unique voice one recognises between a thousand, warm and of true quality ... a great musician, always curious and meticulous to perfection ... a truly generous woman, first class pedagogue ..... a woman I adore ... If she crosses your way you will never be able to forget her ... "
 
Nora Gubisch, Mezzo soprano 
Mezzo soprano, Solist with the La Bastille Opera Paris, San Francisco 
Opera, Madrid Opera house, La Scala Opera Milano, 
Théâtre du Châtelet amongst many others
 
"I have known Idit Arad since her days as a student at the Guildhall school of Music and Drama. I have seen her grow into an accomplished singer and first class artist. Idit, with her devotion and passion for singing and music, is blessed with a beautiful and touching voice, coupled with true musicality, and an exceptional dramatic talent. For 17 years, Idit has studied with the great Vera Rózsa. That wonderful teacher has made Idit love and understand teaching, and coupled with her own generous personality and artistry, Idit would be a true inspiration to any aspiring singer."
 
Chaim Topol 
Actor, singer, director, 
Musical theatre world wide star, notably of the award winning film: 
"Fiddler on the roof"
 
 
"I have Known Idit Arad for approximately twelve years. As a musician she is meticulous in her musical, linguistic and dramatic preparation, and she is open to new ideas as to how to improve these techniques. More recently, during the past four years she has asked me to coach some of her private students. They also, have been enthusiastic, well prepared, and eager for knowledge. I get the impression that they like and respect her, and regard her as a fine teacher. I am very happy to recommend Idit - both as a performer and as a teacher."
 
Isobel Flinn 
Previously head of studies in the National Opera Studio, London 
Currently vocal coach at the National Opera studio; 
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester; British Youth Opera
 
 
"Working with Idit has always been both a pleasure and a thrill for me, both in recital and in the studio. She is one of the most passionate and committed musicians I have ever encountered, and as a result her performances and her teaching are nothing short of inspiring for all involved. I am frequently amazed at both the breadth and depth of her repertoire knowledge, and her command of not just the sound, but also the idiom, of several different languages ​​is an example to all of us, her colleagues!"
 
Richard Black 
Pianist, coach, repetiteur, founder "The Art song Collective", 
official accompanist at Goldsmiths College.
 
"I have sung with Idit Arad several times. She possesses a beautiful warm voice of soprano lirico spinto that she uses with great technical command and innate musicianship .Her stage presence and the way she communicates with an audience is very moving. Idit has also proved herself an extremely successful teacher: her vast knowledge of human voice and repertoire, her remarkable intellectual and human qualities, combined with a strong emphasis on natural and unforced posture and voice use inspired by the Alexander technique, make her the true heir of her former Master, the great Vera Rozsa!"
 
Vincent Pavesi - Bass 
Bass, guest soloist with Opéra National de Paris, Valencia Palau 
de les Arts, Paris Opéra-Comique amongst others.
 
 
"I have known Idit Arad for over twelve years, during which we collaborated numerous times in concert. She is an artist of great sensitivity and possesses a broad knowledge of style, repertoire, languages ​​and singing technique. Idit is also an excellent voice teacher and vocal coach for all styles and levels. She has command of the principles of singing technique, which she applies to her students with great precision and discipline. She is able to help not only singers of many levels, but also singers of diverse styles and traditions."
 
Yuval Zorn 
Kapellmeister, Oper Frankfurt
 
"Idit is a wonderful teacher. She understands every aspect of vocal instruction; and is particularly adept at helping the singer master his / her instrument. She really knows the singers body, and shows you clearly when to use it and when to get it out of the way!"
 
Brian Green -Baritone
Baritone, Opera and Musical theater singer & Actor, Soloist with Opera 
National Lyon - France, De Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam - Holland, 
Opera North UK
 
"I have known and worked with Idit Arad for many years and can attest to her qualities as a singer of exceptional standing. She has a power and range which mark her out, a manner on stage that is immediately captivating, and an emotional commitment that commands attention. As a vocal teacher and coach she draws on her wide knowledge and experience and her commitment to the profession. She has dedication and motivation and I would commend her to any aspiring singer without reservation."
 
Paul Roberts ARAM FGSM 
Professor of Piano / Course Tutor at the 
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
 
"When I first worked with Idit, some 16 years ago, on' The Dirge of York ', I was greatly impressed not only with her beautiful vocal quality, but her professional approach to the difficulties of the piece. She has outstanding talent, both as a classical singer and an actress. Idit is also a patient and dedicated tutor and, after attending her class was most happy to send my American tutorial student Patrick Guetti to her for help with his singing - the results were exciting! Idit has proved to be one of the most talented, dedicated and professional people I have ever worked with and would be an asset to any aspiring singer."
 
Caryll A Ziegler (R.A.D.A) 
Vocal Coach at 'The Actor Centre, London,
Former Head of Vocal Studies at The Webber Douglas Academy, London 
Vocal Coach at Drama Centre, London 
Founding principal and head of vocal studies at ALRA London 
Designer of vocal studies at London Studio Centre.
 
 
"... I have known Idit Arad personally and professionally in my position as Senior Trustee of the Zetland Foundation .... Idit has a magical voice, full of power and depth, and her many accomplishments are there for all to see in a long list of operatic roles, ranging from Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni to her recent Antigone in The Burial at Thebes, performed to great acclaim at Shakespeare Globe theatre in London. She is also a versed concert performer. Idit is equally proficient as a teacher, having the ability and patience to extract the best out of her pupils. Idit is an intelligent and capable person. Her honesty is irreproachable, her integrity total, and I have no hesitation at all in recommending her to any aspiring singers."
 
The Marquess of Zetland 
Trustee, the Zetland Foundation
 
 
"The first time I accompanied Idit at the piano, she was singing a Schubert song - the Earl-King. I understood and felt straight away her attention to detail, and to interpretation of the song. Her voice reflected admirably her depth of feelings coupled with her constant search for perfection."
 
Alain Altinoglu 
Metropolitan Opera New York, Royal Opera house Covent Garden, Bayreuth Opera festival,  Wiener Staatsoper,  Lyric Opera of Chicago, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatsoper unter den Linden, the Bayerische Staatsoper München and all four opera houses in Paris: the Opéra National, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Opéra-Comique and the Théâtre du Châtelet. He has also appeared at the festivals in Salzburg, Orange and Aix-en-Provence.
 
 
"...I have known Idit Arad for more than ten years now. I have performed and given workshops with this charismatic and characterful singer on numerous occasions. She is passionate about life, humanity and her students ... and this love communicates itself vividly in her performances. Do not miss the chance to experience this wonderful artist's beautiful energy ..."
 
Wissam Boustany 
Chairman, British Flute Society 
Founder, Towards Humanity
‘I have known Idit Arad and her 
 
"I have known Idit Arad and her singing work for many years. The deep and unique colour of her voice, as well as her musicality and passionate music-making mark her out both as a fantastic singer and first class musician. I have no doubt that Idit would execute with equal excellence any work she would do, both as a singer and teacher."
 
Roi Shiloach
Violinist and member of teaching staff at the Jerusalem Music & Dance
Academy, Violinist of the Jerusalem Trio.
 
"I have known Idit Arad for more than twenty years and have been a longstanding admirer of her beautiful singing, her lovely voice and her incredible talent. I have followed her career as a singer and as a teacher for a while and am convinced that she is a true inspiration to her listeners and her students as well."
 
Amos Elkana 
Composer
 
"I have known Idit Arad for over twenty years, and have followed her work closely. Idit is a truly inspired, dedicated, passionate singer and performer. Quite apart from possessing a beautiful voice of a unique deep colour, and being a marvellous performing artist in her own right, Idit also has the personality needed to be able to be an inspiring and effective teacher. Idit has a true generosity of spirit, deep sympathy with those around her, and an ability to see how to help get the best out of those fortunate to be taught by her, both artistically and vocally in equal measure. She has the versatility of adapting her work according to each student's personal needs and style, and I have personally greatly benefited myself from working with her."
 
Adi Topol 
Actress, Director and Musical Theatre Singer
 
 
"I had the good fortune of being introduced to Idit Arad, by Mark Zetland. He described her as a 'very fine opera singer' .... When I played her demo CD at home that night and called Idit to tell her I was delighted to have her 'on the books' as it were. We discussed repertoire and Idit came up with a wonderful Spanish programme, 'Alma Española', which sounds to this day as bright and polished as it was in the sessions. Idit can summon up a wonderful theatrical voice to suit the music, as in the haunting sound she conjures in Enrique Granados's La Maja Dolorosa, which has a depth of emotion that brings out the true spirit of the songs. It was a true pleasure to work with such a professional, talented, inspired Artist."
 
Richard Hughes 
Managing Director / Chief Sound Engineer, Meridian Records
 
 
"I worked with Idit on the production of The Burial at Thebes (Seamus Heaney and Dominique le Gendre) at the Globe Theatre in 2008. She created the role of Antigone. I learned that she is an extremely musical artist, with a sophisticated understanding of rhythm and harmony, enabling her to tackle a new piece with flair. She has a rich and powerful soprano across the range, with excellent body in the middle, and an ability to cut through with a well-defined edge to the sound. Above all, Idit is an extremely intense, committed intelligent and particularly hard- working artist. She has a formidable personal drive, and demands much of the artists around her, showing qualities of leadership and determination. These attributes are reflected in the high quality of her work. They also allow her to approach a variety of repertoires with great understanding and style, whether it be Spanish songs or Donna Elvira. I recommend her highly."
 
Timothy Burke 
British conductor and composer, Chorus Master at Opera North
 
 
To listen to me sing click on this link
https://soundcloud.com/idit-arad/sets/alma-espa-ola