Council and Board of Directions
Hanna Munitz, General Director of the Israeli Opera, was born in Germany in 1946. She graduated from the Tel Aviv University in Philosophy and Theater Studies and also studied Law. She began her work in the Arts joining the Habimah National Theater, Tzavta, the Theater for Children and Youth and the Actor’s Stage. In 1970 she joined the Cameri Theater of Tel Aviv, where she was director of marketing, publicity, public relations and special projects. At the company’s inauguration in 1985, she joined the Israeli Opera, where she has held several positions including Deputy General Director. She was appointed General Director of the Israeli Opera in 1995. Ms. Munitz is married and has two children.
Born in Israel. His international career began in 1975 after winning the first prize in the first Herbert von Karajan Conducting Competition. Prior to that, when he was 13 years old, Oren was chosen by Leonard Bernstein to perform the boy solo part in his opus Chichester Psalms. Since winning the competition, Oren conducted opera productions in the USA and Europe and was music director and principal conductor of several Italian opera houses including those of Rome, Trieste, Naples, Genoa and others. Today he is the artistic director of the Verdi Opera House in Salerno, Italy. Daniel Oren conducts regularly in all leading international opera houses including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Metropolitan in New York, the Arena in Verona where he conducts regularly every summer, the Vienna Staatsoper, the Bastille in Paris and the opera houses of Rome, Trieste, Genoa, Florence, Parma, Turin, Venice, Buenos Aires, San Francisco, Tokyo, Houston, Washington, China and many others. He also conducts symphonic concerts with leading orchestras including the orchestras of Rome, Florence, Koln, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich and many others. His vast operatic repertoire includes many operas by Verdi such as Aida, Simon Boccanegra, La traviata, Rigoletto, Nabucco and others as well as Andrea Chenier (Giordano), Norma (Bellini), La Juive (Halevy), Carmen(Bizet), Tosca, La boheme, Madama Butterfly (Puccini) and many others. He has many CDs, and DVDs to his credit including Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Turandot (Puccini), Aida, Nabucco (Verdi), La Sonnambula (Bellini) and many others. At the Israeli Opera he conducted Nabucco, Luisa Miller (Verdi), La bohème, Tosca (Puccini),La Juive (Halevy), Norma (Bellini), Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) as well as Nabucco, Aida, La traviata(Verdi) and Carmen (Bizet) at Masada. Daniel Oren is the Music Director of the Israeli Opera