opera

Coming home to opera, and more

Of course, no one, as yet, can know if the Austrian event will be able to be held this year, but should that happen – and one can only pray that the pandemic will be consigned to memory by then.

20/03/2020
A scene from ‘Helena Citrónová,’ an opera by Thai composer Somtow Sucharitkul, during a performance
Arias of Auschwitz: an opera by Thai composer

A Thai composer has given an operatic treatment to an unlikely affair between a Jewish prisoner and a German guard

By TIBOR KRAUSZ
12/03/2020
The Israeli Opera presents  a new production of  ‘The Barber of Seville’
The Israeli Opera's 'Barber of Seville': Amusing, not exciting

Director Martin Lyngbo placed emphasis on modernity of staging more than on conservatism of Rossini’s ideas and respect for his own humor

By URY EPPSTEIN
26/02/2020
Israeli Opera to host Placido Domingo singing competition in Tel Aviv

Founded in 1993 by the famed international tenor, Operalia aims to discover the youngest and most promising opera singers and help them launch their international careers.

The Jerusalem Opera will perform 'L’Elisir D’Amore'

The plot of L’Elisir D’Amore revolves around peasant Nemorino, who falls in love with Adina, set in a 19th-century Italian village in summer.

Richard Wagner (1813-83) in 1871
Richard Wagner's troublesome history in Israel

Many Israelis have a problem with Richard Wagner an unlikeable man, with his despicable views, a user and betrayer of women, wrote some of the world’s most divine music

By JANE BIRAN
28/01/2020
Soprano Hibla Gerzmava  bringing encore performance to Israel
Soprano Hibla Gerzmava bringing encore performance to Israel

The internationally renowned coloratura soprano-singer, returns to Israel for a single concert as part of her world tour.

By MAXIM REIDER
16/01/2020
Playing beautifully

Pianist Boris Berezovsky tops the A-list of international musicians participating in the Eilat Chamber Music Festival.

By MAXIM REIDER
10/01/2020
In Hellenic heaven  with Eleni Vitali
In Hellenic heaven listening to the opera stylings of Eleni Vitali

HER FORTHCOMING Israeli shows will be largely based on tried and tested numbers, but with some new twists and energies slotted betwixt the musical warp and woof.

29/12/2019
The best of Russian culture

The M.Art foundation brings to Israel ‘Paquita’ by the Ural Ballet, the modern dance brilliance of choreographer Tatiana Baganova and the musical magic of the Bolshoi.

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