Since its inauguration, the Opera in Israel has aimed to develop its identity as an Israeli Opera while performing modern and classical renditions.
Founded in 1945, the Israeli Opera has been consistently delivering stellar shows for over seventy years.Since its establishment, in addition to performing well known operas, the opera has commissioned and performed several operas by Israeli creators such as ‘Josef’ by Josef Tal and Israel Eliraz, ‘Alpha & Omega’ by Gil Shohat to a libretto by Dori Manor and Ana Herman, and ‘A Journey to the End of the Millennium’ by Joseph Bardanashvili and A. B. Yehoshua, which was commissioned especially for the 20th anniversary of the Israeli Opera. These modern shows developed by Israeli artists provide visitors the chance to see a performance that is uniquely Israeli. The Opera currently enjoys the support of over 18,000 subscribers and produces an average of eight productions each season. These productions feature leading opera artists from all over the world alongside Israeli opera artists and are sung in the original language with Hebrew and English subtitles.
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Mozart is more than just a music man; his opera based on the legendary Don Juan, a fictional libertine and seducer, is arguably one of his greater lifeworks. It has been interpreted and reinvented hundreds of times, yet director Kasper Holten promises...Classical and opera Until Friday February 23 2018
Don Carlo takes a classic character – in this case, Carlos, Prince of Asturias – and follows the historical events of his life which seem to be steeped in simplicity, yet become more and more complicated with time. Carlos was to marry Elizabeth of Valois,...Classical and opera Friday March 9 2018 - Friday March 23 2018
"The Nutcracker" & "Swan Lake"
The Russian Ballet Theater from St. Petersburg is returning to Israel with two classic performances to grace the spring season. While the Nutcracker’s eerily entertaining two-act performance bringing children’s toys to life typically pairs well with eggnog...Ballet Friday April 20 2018 - Tuesday April 24 2018
The Tale of Tsar Saltan
This exciting production will be presented for the first time in Israel. The opera is based on a fairy tale by Pushkin. Conducted by Evgeny Brazhnik, and directed by Alexander Titel, this visiting opera holds true to its Russian nature: it will be performed...Classical and opera Friday May 4 2018 - Sunday May 13 2018
Dido and Aeneas
This production goes way back to the epic. Based on Book IV of Virgil’s Aeneid, Dido and Aeneas will be conducted by Ethan Schmeisser, with the design, choreography, and direction by the impressively ambitious Cécile Roussat and Julien Loubek. Intense...Classical and opera Friday June 1 2018 - Monday June 11 2018
What better way to close the opera season than with the loud, proud, intense Carmen. Whether you claim to be a music buff or not, you'd recognize the music from this incredible 'opera comique' in a heartbeat. Conducted by Karen Kamensek, with Gadi Schechter...Classical and opera Friday July 13 2018 - Friday July 27 2018