Arts in Brief: June 13
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
The Cardigans bring greatest hits to TA; Lebowski Fest rolls again; ‘Rigoletto’ ends IO season; Print Screen at the Holon Cinematheque.
The Cardigans bring greatest hits to TA
Sweden’s top indie pop export The
Cardigans are on the comeback trail and in addition to summer festival shows in
Moscow and Jakarta to mark their 20th anniversary will be including Tel Aviv on
The quintet, led by the sparkling vocals of Nina
Persson, will be making their Israeli debut on August 4 at the Tel Aviv
Five years after forming and making inroads in Sweden
and the indie world with their quirky sound, the band catapulted to
international stardom in 1997 when their song “Lovefool” was included in the
soundtrack to the blockbuster film Romeo & Juliet. 1998’s Grand Turisimo,
with the hit “Erase/Rewind” made them even more popular but by the mid-2000s,
the band members went on to various side projects, occasionally getting back
together for an album or tour.
• David Brinn
Lebowski Fest rolls again
the success of last year’s first Israeli Lebowski Fest, a tribute to the iconic
Coen Brothers film The Big Lebowski, Lebowski Fest II will take place on June 28
at Jerusalem’s newly renovated Jerusalem Bowling at the Lev Talpiot
Events include a screening of the film, starring Jeff Bridges as
“the Dude,” a bowling tournament, a live band performing the hits of Creedence
Clearwater Revival, a costume competition and, of course, a bar serving White
Russians and beer. Tickets are NIS 60 for non-bowlers and NIS 90 including the
bowling tournament. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the events begin at 9
• David Brinn
‘Rigoletto’ ends IO season
Verdi’s enduringly popular
Rigoletto ends the Israel Opera’s 2011/12 season, playing at the opera house in
the Tel Aviv performing Arts Center from June 30 to July 14.
Carlos Almaguer and tenor Stefano Antonucci share the title role with our own
Hila Baggio and Slovakia’s Adriana Kucerova as his unlucky daughter, Gilda.
Tenors Guiseppe Gipali, Jean Francois Borras and Given Nkosi alternate as that
heedless rake, the Duke of Mantua. The stage director is Sir David Pountney,
knighted in 1993 for his contribution to opera, and the music is performed by
the Israel Symphony Orchestra – Rishon Lezion conducted by Daniele Callegari,
making his local debut, and our own Daniel Cohen.
Because the story of
Rigoletto is based on Victor Hugo’s Le roi s’amuse, a novel that portrays a king
as immoral and licentious, Verdi had trouble with the Austrian censors because
the censors were leery of anything that criticized monarchy, and northern Italy
was under the Hapsburgs at the time. Verdi managed, the premiere was a hit, and
the rest is history.
• Jerusalem Post staff
Print Screen at the Holon
Initiated and curated by Lior Zalmanson, Print Screen, now in its
second edition, examines the ways in which the Internet influences our social
interaction, and the changes taking place in cinema. Feature and documentary
films that explore the ever-changing relationships between people and
technology, as well as lectures, workshops, installations and interactive
Among the many offerings are an evening devoted to Black Mirror,
screenings of Connected and Plug & Pray, and an evening on the changes the
Internet has brought to the music world. There will be a Twitter screening of
the cult film Mivtza Savta (Operation Grandma; 1999), directed by Dror Shaul, in
collaboration with YES.
Runs today through tomorrow. Tickets for
individual screenings are NIS 37-43, a day pass can be purchased for NIS
For more info visit www.cinemaholon.org.il.
• Jerusalem Post