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Nabucco

The tower of Zion is under attack. Death is only a heartbeat away if you are considered to deserve it. The Hebrews claim their land, risking their liv...
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La Traviata

Return to an age of slow living. Get comfortable in a casual corset and let your admirers watch as if it was a happening. What we see is a lady – what...
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The Lost Thing

Accessible and heart-felt, The Lost Thing is a beautiful adaptation of Shaun Tan’s picture book of the same title, by the disabled and non-disabled da...
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La Traviata

As El Padre used to say, there are two things to see at an opera. The first is the opera — the second is people watching the opera. Never is this more...
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Otello

When Bernard Shaw wrote that ‘Othello’ was ‘a play written by Shakespeare in the style of Italian opera’, he was onto something more than just a witty...
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Manon

As surprising as it may be, this is the first production of Jules Massenet’s Manon for the Israeli Opera. There were many bright spots in this product...
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Prince Igor

With this production, directed by Barrie Kosky, Prince Igor by Borodin finally enters the repertoire of the Opera de Paris. Borodin, who besides being...
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The Seraglio

Mozart was a businessman who was always on the lookout for ways to make money and get his music to a wider audience. This singspiel, written in 1782 f...