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The Passenger

Reviewing The Passenger is a very unusual and challenging task. An opera that brings to life the very dark days of Europe during WWII is performed in ...
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Tosca

119 years after the great success of the opening night of Tosca in Rome, the audience in Tel Aviv was privileged to share a very similar experience. F...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Un Ballo in Maschera

This is one of Verdi's most neglected of his great operas. However, this production makes the case well for reviving Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ba...
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Salomé

In 2014 pianist András Schiff wrote: “What is it with directors? Why is it that most directors find it so hard to fade into the background and stand i...
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Werther

When Goethe published The Sorrows of Young Werther in 1774 he was criticised as idealizing acts of suicide. Many readers have simplified the message a...
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Carmen

My most vivid memory of a Carmen goes back to the mid 80’s when I was privileged to watch Zeffirelli’s own production at the Staatsoper Wien with Tere...
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Dido And Aeneas

There were two prominent precedents set in this production. Firstly, the Rishon le’Zion Symphonic Orchestra, a regular in the pit of the Israeli Opera...
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Don Carlo

This was a classic opera production, a remake of original direction and design made for several Spanish opera companies. The story is grave, and so is...
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Don Giovanni

This was an absolutely amazing, sophisticated, breathtaking opera production, definitely one of the best in recent memory at the Tel Aviv Opera House....
A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Israeli Opera, Tel-Aviv
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Midsummer Night’s Dream

This review must begin with applause to people whose names do not appear in the list of credits below: the management of the Israeli Opera House. For ...