Israeli-born Yaniv d’Or studied at the Rubin Academy in Jerusalem and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, with the aid of scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and private sponsors. His operatic experience includes the title roles in Handels Giulio Cesare & Ottone, Glucks Orfeo and Cavalli’s Orion; Oberon/A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Britten), Voice of Apollo/Death in Venice (Britten), Nerone and Ottone/ L’incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi), Sorceress/Dido & Aeneas (Purcell), Tolomeo/Giulio Cesare (Handel), Medoro/Orlando (Handel) and Arsamenes/Xerxes (Handel). In contemporary opera, Yaniv has created the roles of Rabbi Elbaz in Josef Bardanashvili’s Journey to the End of the Millennium for the New Israeli Opera, and the Barman/Taxi Driver in John Wolfe Brennan’s Night.Shift in Switzerland, both to critical acclaim.
Concert and recital experience includes Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater, Gloria and Nisi Dominus at the NCH Dublin, Monteverdi’s Vespers in Trondheim Cathedral, Bach St. Matthew Passion in the Dome des Invalides, Paris, Carrissimi's Jephte in Innsbruck, and Handel’s Messiah & Israel in Egypt with the Jerusalem SO under Laurence Cummings. In 2005 he was honoured to sing in the presence of HM the Queen at Westminster Hall, London, broadcast by the BBC.