The Israeli Opera - Tel Aviv
26 June 2017

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La Forza del Destino

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Insomma una festa dell'Italia
22 Jun 17 / Liricamente
Braving the curse
23 May 17 / Ynet News
La gazzetta

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 2

A joyous show to watch
11 Apr 17 / Broadway World
A zany La Gazzetta delights at the Opera House
3 Apr 17 / Ynet News
Faust

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Morbida, luminosa, bella la Marguerite di Aurelia Florian
16 Mar 17 / Liricamente
Lucia di Lammermoor

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Despite the implausible plot it was an excellent performance
22 Jan 17 / The Jerusalem Post
Norma

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 2

In the title role, Hrachuhi Bassenz’ soprano was bright, expressive, forceful yet gentle
11 Dec 16 / The Jerusalem Post
Maria Pia Piscitelli, intense Norma à l'Opéra de Tel Aviv
9 Dec 16 / Opera Online
Die Entführung aus dem Serail

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Erst die Normalität, dann der Friede
9 Aug 16 / Der Tagesspiegel
Rigoletto

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

En garde, courtisans!
1 Jul 16 / Forum Opéra
Macbeth

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Verdi sang et noir
25 May 16 / Forum Opéra
Roméo et Juliette

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Gaston Rivero made one well understand why Juliet fell in love with his radiant tenor
27 Apr 16 / The Jerusalem Post
La Cenerentola

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Outstanding among the singers was Miklos Sebastyen, in the role of Don Magnifico
4 Apr 16 / The Jerusalem Post
Die Fledermaus

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

This production did not realize the work’s potential for a sparkling, witty performance
28 Feb 16 / The Jerusalem Post
Il Trovatore

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

The Israeli Opera Chorus was a major hero of this performance – highly impressive, perfectly synchronized, sonorous and rich in nuances of dynamics
5 Jan 16 / The Jerusalem Post
Le nozze di Figaro

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

On the whole, it was a pedestrian performance
10 Nov 15 / The Jerusalem Post
Le nozze di Figaro

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

In the title role, Yair Polishook emerged as a singer of stature
17 Sep 15 / The Jerusalem Post
Schitz

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Two world premieres by The Israeli Opera
9 Jul 15 / The Jerusalem Post
The Lady and the Peddler

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Two world premieres by The Israeli Opera
9 Jul 15 / The Jerusalem Post
L'elisir d'amore

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

L’Elisir d’Amore performed by the Israeli Opera at Sultan’s Pool in Jerusalem, was, above all, an Event
28 Jun 15 / The Jerusalem Post
Tosca

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Israeli Opera Festival takes the leap with Tosca
26 Jun 15 / Broadway World
Tosca was hardly suitable for the grandiose venue of the Opera Festival at Masada
8 Jun 15 / The Jerusalem Post
Carmina Burana

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A pretentious Grand Spectacle, complete with pyrotechnics, aquatechnics and a would-be-sophisticated choreography
8 Jun 15 / The Jerusalem Post
The Tsar's Bride

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

There is much to be learned from Yuri Grymov’s direction and Vladimir Maximov’s set
19 May 15 / The Jerusalem Post
L'elisir d'amore

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

The stage direction radiated good humor, original ideas and refined taste
18 Mar 15 / The Jerusalem Post
Die Bajadere

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

The plot is not the most significant element
1 Mar 15 / The Jerusalem Post
La Traviata

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 5

París, Masada
10 Jul 14 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
La Traviata at Masada: Paris shall not fall again
18 Jun 14 / Ha'aretz
From Paris, with sand: La Traviata opera rocks desert fortress
18 Jun 14 / Christian Science Monitor
Israel Opera Festival's La Traviata rocks at Masada
17 Jun 14 / Reuters
Masada played its assigned role of silent observer with its historical fortitude and benevolence
17 Jun 14 / The Jerusalem Post
Israeli Opera to bring the grandeur of ‘La Traviata’ to Masada
The 2014 Israel Opera Festival at Masada in June presents Verdi’s La Traviata conducted by Daniel Oren, with Elena Mosuc alternating with Aurelia Florian in the title role.
Rigoletto

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Un Rigoletto sans voix, est-ce possible?
28 May 14 / Forum Opéra
The redeeming feature of this performance was Carlos Almaguer's Rigoletto
26 May 14 / The Jerusalem Post
La bohème

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

David face à un Goliath du répertoire
6 May 14 / Forum Opéra
Les Contes d'Hoffmann

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

There was much to be enjoyed in the performance’s musical elements
26 Mar 14 / The Jerusalem Post
Don Pasquale

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

In the title role, Giorgio Surian was a real comic talent
25 Feb 14 / The Jerusalem Post
Prince Igor

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A grand spectacle
6 Oct 13 / The Jerusalem Post
Eugene Onegin

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

The Bolshoi Opera Chorus was a major hero of the performance
1 Jul 13 / The Jerusalem Post
La Traviata

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Stereotypical realism in ‘La Traviata’
24 May 13 / The Jerusalem Post
The Turn of the Screw

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

The cast is mostly outstanding, the orchestra creates the mood
18 Feb 13 / The Jerusalem Post
Luisa Miller

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

The performance’s main hero was the Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion, conducted by Daniel Oren
13 Jan 13 / The Jerusalem Post
Wozzeck

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

The singers did full justice to their dramatically and emotionally demanding roles
2 Dec 12 / The Jerusalem Post
Rigoletto

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

The Israeli Opera achieved an effective season’s end with Verdi’s Rigoletto
4 Jul 12 / The Jerusalem Post
Carmen

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Leidenschaftlich und lebensfeindlich
20 Jun 12 / Opernnetz
Les yeux comblés!
20 Jun 12 / Forum Opéra
The Israeli Opera is putting Masada on the international culture map
15 Jun 12 / The Jerusalem Post
Carmen dans le Désert des Martyrs
13 Jun 12 / ConcertoNet (French)
Habanera in der Wüste
Israel will mit Klassik-Festivals und "Carmen" Besucher ins Land locken.
The Israeli Opera brings the grandeur of Carmen to Masada
The majestic performance will be the third major opera staged at the foot of the ancient Israeli plateau.
Masada sandstorm gives Israeli opera star break
‘Carmen’ star replaced by local understudy after desert climate proves too much.
Orfeo ed Euridice

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

An arrogant attempt at improving on Gluck’s masterpiece
16 May 12 / The Jerusalem Post
Madama Butterfly

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 2

A treat for ear and eye
22 Apr 12 / The Jerusalem Post
Madame Butterfly graces the stage of the Israeli Opera
19 Apr 12 / Ha'aretz
Lucia di Lammermoor

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Emilio Sagi’s direction and Enrique Bordolini’s sets are suggestive, inclined toward the minimalist
14 Mar 12 / The Jerusalem Post
Jenufa

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Among the most depressing operas of the repertoire, 'Jenufa' has delightful direction and sets
15 Feb 12 / The Jerusalem Post
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

The Israeli Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Die bedrohte Stadt
15 Feb 12 / Klassik Info
Most of the singers’ enunciation was unintelligible
18 Jan 12 / The Jerusalem Post
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News & Articles

Israel Opera celebrates 33 years with new season
As well as opera, the opera house hosts a cutting-edge dance season and offers five musical series from symphonic to a boldas- brass Revolution Series featuring the Revolution Orchestra.
28 Mar 2017 / The Jerusalem Post
Hanna Munitz stepping down as Israel Opera director
"I’m leaving a superb and dedicated organization with programs slated until 2020,” says Munitz.
29 Mar 2016 / The Jerusalem Post
Israel Opera faces savage government cut
The Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev has let it be known she will be inflicting a punitive cut on Israel Opera for not reflecting her nationalist vision for the country.
9 Mar 2016 / Slipped Disc
Masada opera festival a cultural oasis in the desert
The sheer improbability of the Israeli Opera’s annual outdoor event is breathtaking.
20 Jun 2015 / The Toronto Star
Open season for opera fans
The Israeli Opera's 2015-61 season includes some 10 operas, including two at Masada next June – Samson and Delilah by Saint Saens and Verdi’s A Masked Ball.
14 Apr 2015 / The Jerusalem Post