A SCENE from Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ performed last year in the majestic court of the Crusaders in the old city of Acre.
(photo credit: YOSSI ZWECKER)
The Israel Opera’s second Summer Opera Festival this year feature Mozart’s effervescent The Marriage of Figaro and a Three Tenors concert both at the Crusader Courtyard at the fortress complex in Old Acre from September 10 – 12.
Actor/director Itay Tiran makes his Israel Opera directing debut on Figaro with Daniel Cohen conducting the Jerusalem Camerata.
Says Tiran: “Ever since I became an actor I’ve always tried to connect between the worlds of theater and music. I’m thrilled and excited that I have the chance to create this opera in this incredible space.”
The all Israeli cast features amazing soprano Alla Vassilevitsky as the Countess, baritone Yair Politchuk as the wily Figaro, baritone Oded Reich as the faithless Count, soprano Hila Baggio as the resourceful Susanna and mezzo Na’ama Goldman as the mischievous Cherubino.
In contrast, the Three Tenors are visitors, Gaston Rivero from Uruguay, with Salavatore Cordella and Domenic Manini from Italy, singing famous tenor party pieces as well as Neapolitan songs and more. Additionally, the kids and their families can enjoy Cinderella (about an hour) in the Knight’s Hall.
Tickets to Figaro and Three Tenors are a pricey NIS 350 and 250 respectively with a more reasonable NIS 80 for Cinderella.
And let’s not forget that Old Acre is a UNESCO World heritage site.