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Israeli Opera 2017-2018 season promises drama, tragedy, comedy... E-mail

Israeli Opera offers audiences a rich and varied programme of opera, dance and music, as well as performances for the whole family, in its upcoming 2017-2018 season.

La Bohème: Puccini’s opera of love at first sight, farewell, reunion and death will be performed in November. Conducted by Francesco Cilluffo and directed by Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera, it is sung in Italian with English and Hebrew subtitles, and includes the Israeli Opera Chorus, The Efroni Children Choir and the Israel Symphony Orchestra.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Ido Ricklin will return to Israeli Opera in January 2018 to direct Britten’s haunting score of Shakespeare’s comedy. Conducted by Daniel Cohen and directed by Ido Ricklin, it is sung in English with English and Hebrew subtitles, and is accompanied by the Israel Symphony Orchestra.

Don Giovanni: Mozart’s opera tells the story of a famed seducer who chases women from land to land before settling in Spain, where he fails to add another conquest to the tally of women he has already seduced. This captivating new production will be performed in February 2018. Conducted by Daniel Oren and directed by Kasper Holten, it is sung in Italian with English and Hebrew subtitles and includes the Israeli Opera Chorus accompanied by the Israel Symphony Orchestra.

Don Carlo: In March 2018, Daniel Oren will conduct a new production of Verdi’s masterpiece, based on a play by Schiller about love, friendship, political intrigues and the ongoing battle between state and religion. Directed by Giancarlo del Monaco-Zukerman, it is sung in Italian with English and Hebrew subtitles and includes the Israeli Opera Chorus accompanied by the Israel Symphony Orchestra.

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Imperial Circus of China to tour Israel E-mail

The Imperial Circus of China will tour Israel for the first time ever for a series of performances in October as part of “The Mystery of China” tour.

The performances will take place during intermediate days of the Festival of Sukkot, from 5 to 7 October at the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv, and from 8 to 10 October at the Romema Arena in Haifa.

A truly spectacular show, the circus features 50 performers, including acrobats, aerial artistes, dancers and actors, who perform dangerous and complex acts based on the traditional circus of ancient China of the Qin and Han dynasties 2,000 years ago.

The costumes, the music and the talent are all made in China, and the show also includes kung fu performances, Chinese opera, sprites and jugglers.

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Pianist Matan Fishov performs in India Print E-mail

Talented and rising young pianist Matan Fishov performed to a packed house on 31 August at the India Habitat Center in Delhi, India.

Fishov is known for captivating audiences with his virtuosity, lyricism and interpretive sensitivity. As an experienced recital pianist, Fishov showcases his colourful musical personality and his interesting interpretations in pieces from any period. His programme in Delhi included pieces by Beethoven, Brahms, Scriabin, J.S. Bach and Chopin.

Fishov was born in 1993 in Israel. He received his first piano lessons at the age of 13, and made rapid progress after becoming a student of Mrs Eva Malkin. He later studied with Professor Jonathan Zak. In recent years he has performed across Israel as a soloist pianist, giving more than 200 recitals. He has also performed at the Alion Baltic International Music Festival in Tallinn, Estonia; at MEAM (the European Museum of Modern Art) in Barcelona, Spain, and in Germany.

(Issue Sep 2017)

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