Council and Board of Directions

Council and Board of Directions

Hanna Munitz
General Director

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.


Daniel Oren
Music Director

Was born in Israel. His international career began in 1975 after winning the first prize in 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 in several Italian opera houses including those of Rome, Trieste, Napes, 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, Huston, Washington and many others. He also leads many symphonic concerts with orchestras such as the Santa Cecilia in Rome and the orchestras of Florence, Koln, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, the Berlin Philharmonic and others. 

His opera repertoire includes many Verdi operas including Aida, Simon Boccanegra, La traviata, Rigoletto, Nabucco and others as well Puccini operas such as Madama Butterfly, Tosca and Turandot and also Andrea Chenier (Giordano), Norma (Bellini), La Juive (Halevy), Carmen (Bizet) 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 (Verdi), La boheme, Tosca (Puccini) and La Juive (Halevy). Next season he will conduct Norma (Bellini) and Aida (Verdi) Masada. 

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