The two-act dramatic work by 20th-century Italian-American composer and librettist Gian Carlo Menotti packs even more suspense than the average operatic offering.
"Similar to the Hebrew slaves about whom the work was originally written, the choir singers also mourn the destruction of their temple, the opera house."
Members of the chorus make about NIS 50,000-60,000 per year, depending on how much they work, which is on the borderline of the minimum wage.
The show will run 32 performances in the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv throughout the month of August and the first week of September.
Roxmouth plays the lead role in the world-tour production of The Phantom of the Opera, which is due to land in Israel August 12, for 24 performances at the Opera House in Tel Aviv.
'The Passenger’, an opera by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, touches on raw collective and individual nerves.
Opera singer Emma Shefelan, who redefined the relationship between opera, classical music, pop and rock, is coming to Israel for two performances in which she will host Idan Raichel.
After all, directors and set designers’ tastes in art do not necessarily change within 119 years, while that of the audience apparently does.
Director Michal Znaniecki talks about the Israel Opera’s new production of Verdi’s ‘Un Ballo in Maschera.’
Rocker to perform spoken word, discuss anecdotes from his life.