Lee Weiss Shirit, director

Lee Weiss Shirit, director

Shirit Lee Weiss, director, was born in Israel. She started her directed career in the USA where she directed Don Pasquale (Donizetti), Down in the Valley (Weill), Comedy on the Bridge (Martinu), The Ballad of Baby Doe (Moore) and Ba Ta clan (Offenbach). In Israel she works with most local orchestras and directs operas and musicals on a regular basis. At the Israeli Opera she directed Duke’s Blue Beard’s Castle (Bartok), the community productions of Cinderella (Rossini) and The Magic Flute (Mozart), the family productions of The Magic Flute (Mozart) and Opera Fairy tales and the Children Opera Hour productions. For the Israeli Opera’s Meitar Opera Studio she directed many productions including Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss), Don Pasquale (Donizetti), Werther (Massenet), The Telephone and The Medium (Menotti), Cosi fan tutte (Mozart) and others. She directed Pierrot Lunaire (Schoenberg) as part of the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival as well as productions of Die lustige Witve (Lehar), La finta giardiniera (Mozart), Die Zauberflote (Mozart), Trouble in Tahiti (Bernstein), Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) and others.

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