Was born in Israel. He is the Music Director of the Israeli Opera. He conducts regularly at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Vienna Staatsoper and the opera houses of Berlin, Paris, Munich, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Seattle, Dresden, Hamburg, Leipzig and others. His operatic repertoire ranges from Mozart to Berg. He has recently conducted with great success Madama Butterfly (Puccini) for the opening of the season at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss) at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Falstaff (Verdi) at the Wiener Staatsoper, Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss) at the Staatoper Berlin and Der Ring des Nibelungen (Wagner) at the Opera of Adelaide, Australia, a production for which he received the prestigious Helpmann Award and which was recorded and received great reviews. In the symphony hall he has conducted the symphony orchestras of Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Toronto, Montreal, the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Orchestra National de France, the Staatskapelle Dresden and the NHK Tokyo. At the Israeli Opera he has conducted many productions including Elektra, Der Rosenkavalier, Ariadne auf Naxos (R. Strauss), Norma (Bellini), Otello, Aida, Falstaff (Verdi), Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss), Carmen (Bizet), Rusalka (Dvorák), Wozzeck (Berg), as well as La traviata (Verdi) at the Israeli Opera tour to the Wiesbaden Festival and L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti) at the Israeli Opera tour to the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
At the Israeli Opera he has conducted many productions including:
La forza del destino (2001, 2008)
Yevgeni Onegin (2003)
A Journey to the End of the Millenium (2005, 2008)
Der Rosenkavalier (2006)
Ariadne auf Naxos (2007)
Il trittico (2007)