The Israeli Opera Chorus
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MALKA SALOMON
Conductor: Ethan Schmeisser
The Israeli Opera Chorus participates regularly in all Israeli Opera productions, performing a wide repertoire ranging from the Baroque (Handel) through the classic operatic literature (Mozart, Verdi, Puccini), to modern operas (Janácek, Britten, Shostakovich) as well as world premieres of Israeli operas (Yosef, Alpha & Omega and A Journey to the End of the Millennium).The chorus also performed in Israeli Opera tours abroad in Berlin (L’elisir d’amore), the Savonlinna Opera Festival, Finland (L’elisir d’amore), Wiesbaden (La traviata, Tosca) and Rome (A Journey to the End of the Millennium). The chorus regularly performs a wide operatic and concert repertoire with most Israeli orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA, The Haifa Symphony Orchestra and the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra. The chorus also performs a-cappella programs. The Israeli Opera Chorus performed under the baton of conductors such as, Valery Gergiev, Dan Ettinger, Daniel Oren, Gary Bertini, Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur, Maurizio Benini, Alberto Zedda, Frederic Chaslin, Gabrielle Ferro, David Stern, Asher Fisch, Julius Rudel and many others.