Amos Oz writing opera libretto in Italy

Oz's work is very popular in Italy, and many of his books have been translated into Italian.

By JTA
August 20, 2009 10:42
Amos Oz writing opera libretto in Italy

Amos Oz 248.88 ap. (photo credit: AP)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Israeli writer Amos Oz is in Italy working on the libretto of an opera based on his novel The Same Sea. The opera, with music by the Italian composer Fabio Vacchi, was commissioned by the Petruzzelli Theater in the southern Italian city of Bari, where it will premiere in 2011. The novel, which recounts complex family relationships, is written in a cross between prose and poetry. "The Same Sea is Oz's most musical, most lyrical work," Vacchi told the Milan daily Corriere della Sera this week. "I wanted to write an opera that is non-linear, that moved backward and forward in time: the novel offered me a perfect narrative structure." Oz's work is very popular in Italy, and many of his books have been translated into Italian. He is staying in a northern Italian seaside village writing the libretto.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Sarah Silverman
August 26, 2014
Jewish women take home gold at 2014 Emmys

By JTA