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La Calisto

La Calisto is a bit of baroque soap opera – but with nymphs and satyrs rather than barmaids and hooligans. Francesco Cavalli wrote it for the Venice C...
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Carmen

Carmen, Bizet’s great tale of betrayal, boasts an admirably simple plot. Boy meets girl, both fall in love — girl gets bored, boy doesn’t, girl scorns...
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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...