Faust, Istraeli Opera Tel-Aviv
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An unforgettable opera experience, thanks first and foremost to Stefano Poda’s breathtaking direction and design. The photos that accompany each of these reviews have never been so meaningful, because words a...
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Between Arab and Maghreb

It was a most unusual musical event, one that can probably happen only in Israel: a summit meeting of Andalusian music of the Maghreb, the region of North Africa west of Egypt, imported from Andalusia in ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Lucia Di Lammermoor

One name - Maria Jose Moreno – makes almost the full story of this production of Lucia, originally created for the Oviedo Opera House and first performed by The Israeli Opera five years ago. In her Israeli Op...
Norma at the The Israeli Opera, Tel-Aviv
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★


Rarely, you are fortunate enough to leave the Opera house after the final curtain with a fantastic sense of elation, so grateful for the experience you have just been blessed with. On the following day you star...
The Pearl Fishers at The Israeli Opera, Tel-Aviv
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The Pearl Fishers

Why is the Pearl Fishers not being performed too often at the best opera houses all over the world? And why did the first ever production in Israel had to wait that long? The answer is rather obvious: the plot ...
Macbeth Israeli Opera
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★


It is the second time for the Jean-Claude Auvray version of Macbeth to appear on the stage of the Israeli Opera, the first being 16 years ago. Then it was received with very mixed reviews: some adored it, other...
Romeo et Juliette Israeli Opera
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Romeo et Juliette

Shakespeare’s original Romeo et Juliette has inspired endless number of variations by writers, composers and so many other walks of arts. Yet, Charles Gounod and his libretto writer Jules Barbier have opted t...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

La Cenerentola

Very surprisingly, I left this production totally unmoved. Surprise – because thinking about it more thoroughly I could not find any fault in any of the elements creating this beautiful production: singing, a...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★


Rinaldo is loosely based on Torquato Tasso’s epic poem “Jerusalem Delivered”. As this was the first production of the opera in Israel in recent memory, one may claim that Rinaldo came back home to the Hol...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Die Fledermaus

If you try to ignore for a moment the modern venue of the Israeli Opera House in Tel Aviv, you could easily imagine yourself sitting in an opera theatre in Vienna in 1916, or even decades earlier at the Folies ...