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January 30, 2014 16:27

An Elton John-Tim Rice rock opera comes to the Hebrew University

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Elton John is one of the most successful artists in pop music history, but around 13 years ago he changed tack a mite when he joined forces with celebrated lyricist Tim Rice to create Aida , a smash hit musical based on the storyline of the original Verdi opera.

The John-Rice production was first performed in this country in 2005, in Hebrew, by students and alumni of the Beit Zvi acting school in Ramat Gan, but now Jerusalemites and English- speakers from other parts of the country can at long last enjoy the original English-language version, courtesy of the Beit Hillel Theater Workshop troupe.

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