The Child Dreams

    Hanoch Levin

    Gil Shohat


    Libretto: The composer and the director after Hanoch Levin
    World prèmiere: January 18, 2010

    Conductor           David Stern
    Director Omri Nitzan
    Set and Costume Designer Gottfried Helnwein
    Lighting Designer Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
    Choreographer Gregor Seyffert




    The Mother Ira Bertman   18.1, 22.1, 27.1 
    Larissa Tetuev   20.1, 23.1, 25.1
    The Child (Acrobat) Yuval Lifsitz 18.1, 22.1, 25.1
    May Poleg 20.1, 23.1, 27.1
    The Father / The Governor Guy Mannheim
    The Child Hila Baggio
    A Woman Born for Love Bracha Kol
     A Woman Who Comforts Karin Shifrin
    Dead Child Einat Aronstein
    The Commander / The Captain Noah Briger
    Wailing Woman LIlia Gretsova
    Crippled Youth Shira Raz
    A Shocked Observer Vldaimir Braun
    Immigration Officer Sorin Semilian
    Bleeding Man Rami Baruch
    Ensemble Sivan Goldman
    Efrat Carmush
    Revital Raviv
    Maria Kabelski
    Anastasia Klevan
    Sharon Dvorin
    Karin Shifrin
    Karin Hochman
    Limor Ilan

    The Opera Orchestra - The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion

    Sung in Hebrew

    Surtitles in English and Hebrew

    Length of performance: approx. two hours

    A world première, based on one of the most important Israeli plays of all time by Hanoch Levin. A journey of escape towards the unknown in an opera featuring death and despair intertwined with a hope for a better future.



    Further Reading:

    Selektion -  Ninth November Night

    Art Installation By Gottfried Helnwein in The Israeli Opera   

    NTDTV news article






    Mon 18.1.10 (20:00), Wed 20.1.10 (20:00), Fri 22.1.10 (13:00), Sat 23.1.10 (20:00),

    Mon 25.1.10 (20:00), Wed 27.1.10 (20:00)

    Ticket Prices: 175/237/304/378/428  Nis
    *15 Nis more for Saturday night performances

    Towards Opening: Sat 16.1.10 (11:00)

    Ticket Price: 70 Nis

    Before the show back stage tours: Wed 20.1 (19:00), Sat 23.1 (19:00), Mon 25.1 (19:00)

    Ticket Price: 25 Nis

    Opera Talkback: Wed 20.1, Fri 22.1, Sat 23.1, Mon 25.1, Wed 27.1


    "This is Hanoch Levin's most poetic play and his greatest achievement." (Yediot Ahharonot)

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