Ronnie Reshef’s music has been described by the press as “Vivid, elegant… …smart, and gorgeous” (Houston Chronicle). Reshef’s work spans from classical music to Off-Broadway musicals, concentrating on works for the theater.
Her first opera Requiem for the Living was performed in New York city, Kentucky, and Texas, where it was a finalist in Opera Vista competition (TX). Her musical Conspiracy! had an Off-Broadway run at MITF (NYC), where it was nominated for best music and lyrics, among four other nominations. Her opera Something to Live For participated at Fort Worth Opera’s (TX) Frontiers showcase, was awarded the Main-Stage Prize by Boston Metro Opera (MA), and was a finalist in The American Prize.
Reshef’s works were commissioned and performed by groups such as the Israeli Chamber Project, Hartford Opera Theater, Atlanta Opera, The Secret Opera, The Qube Quartet, Thompson Street Opera, and the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, throughout the US and Israel, in venues such as Le Poisson Rouge, Jazz in Lincoln Center, The Tank, Teneri Institute, HaTeiva, and the Israel International Festival.
Recent highlights include multiple staged productions of Reshef’s four operas (in NY, AK, KY, CT, GA) and a recording for Delos Record Label; Upcoming projects include a new children opera, King Matt, in collaboration with librettist Arthur Yorinks, a new piece for the Israeli Philharmonic Trio, and a new theater production at Gesher Theater.
Past fellowships and workshops include American Opera Projects’ 2011-2012 Composer and the Voice program, BMI’s Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, and a residency in Yaddo.
Reshef serves as faculty at Ono Academic College. She holds a Doctoral degree from Manhattan School of Music. Her main teachers include Richard Danielpour, Reiko Fueting, Steven Osgood, Robert Cuckson, and Tzvi Avni. Honors include The Jordan Berk Prize, The Secret Opera Composers Competition, Atlanta Opera 24-Hour-Opera Competition, Boston Metro Opera Composers’ Competition, and the Sam Spiegel Excellence Prize for film scoring.
Photos by Liron Breier