Born in 1985 in Tel Aviv/Israael. The music of composer Sivan Eldar has been described as “resolutely of our time” (Opera Forum), “striking in its singularity” (ResMusica), “luxurious and rapturous” (SF Classical Voice), “Vividly imagined” (The Boston Globe) and “with a unique sensitivity to dramaturgy” (Diapason). Recent projects include “Like Flesh” (Lille, Montpellier, Lorraine, and Antwerp operas), “After Arethusa” (Venice Biennale, Louvre Auditorium), Una Mujer Derramada (Théâtre du Châtelet), “Heave” (Pompidou Center, November Musique, Marseille Opera) and “Solicitations” (Luxembourg Philharmonic Hall, Ultraschall Berlin, Wien Modern). Recent recognitions include the 2022 Rome Prize (French Academy in Rome), the 2021 Fedora Opera Prize (for Like Flesh) and residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Camargo Foundation, Royaumont Foundation, Cité Internationale des Arts, Singer-Polignac Foundation, Villa Albertine, Snape Maltings and the Fulbright foundation. She has served as composer-in-residence at Montpellier National Opera (2019–22) and IRCAM (2020–22). She holds advanced degrees from UC Berkeley (MA/PhD) and IRCAM (Cursus). Her music is published by Durand-Universal Music Classical.