Gal James (born May 8, 1977 in Israel) is an Israeli operatic soprano who currently resides in Graz.
In 2007, James made her debut in Massenet's Manon at the Staatsoper Berlin as Javotte alongside Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón and conducted by Daniel Barenboim, DVD.
In 2009, Gal James sang the title role in Strauss' Arabella at the Theater St. Gallen. "...Das Debüt der jungen Gal James in der Titelpartie ist ein absoluter Glücksfall...".
Most recent performances as a soprano include La contessa in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro during the IVAI Opera Workshop in Tel Aviv, Strauss' Four Last Songs with the Dutch National Ballet and with the FU Orchestra at the Philharmonie in Berlin, Mendelssohn's Psalm 42 with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Haydn's Creation with the Kammerphilharmonie Leipzig at the Konzerthaus Berlin. She sang Rossini's Stabat Mater with the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, Bernstein's Jeremiah Symphony with the Bochumer Symphoniker and Mahler's Second Symphony with the Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok in Budapest.
She won several competitions. The most recent is the third prize at the Belvedere Competition in Vienna on July 2006 and the first prize in the Aviv Vocal competition in Tel Aviv on December 2005. Other prizes include: the first prize in the Voice Competition at the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel-Aviv University in 2002 and "The Best Performance of the Israeli Art Song" prize at the Aviv (Spring) competition in Tel Aviv in 2003 and 2005.
- ^ Kaspar Sannemann, art-tv, 10 May 2009.