Masada - Dead Sea and Jerusalem Opera Festival

Masada - Dead Sea and Jerusalem Opera Festival

Aida At Masada
Giuseppe Verdi
New Production

      

Libretto: Antonio Ghislanzoni
First Performance: The Cairo Opera House, December 24, 1871 
First Performance at the Israeli Opera: The Roman Theater in Caesarea, June 20, 1993
First Performance of this production at the Israeli Opera: June 2, 2010

Conductor           Daniel Oren
Director Charles Roubaud
Set  Designer Emmanuelle Favre
Costume Designer Denise (Katia) Duflot
Sound Designer Bryan Grant
Lighting Designer Avi-Yona Bueno (Bambi)
Choreographer Jean-Charles Gil
Video Designer Nicolas Topor

Soloists          

   

Aida Hui He
Kristine Lewis
Radames Marco Berti
Pierro Giulliaci
Amneris Ildiko Komlosi
Marianne Cornetti
Amonasro Roberto Frontali
Alberto Gazale
Ramfis Paata Burchuladze
Il Re Carlo Striuli
The Messenger Yosef Aridan
Priestess Efrat Ashkenazi
 

The Israeli Opera Chorus

Chorus Master: Yishai Steckler

Members of the Tel-Aviv Philharmonic Choir

The Opera Orchestra - The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion

Sung in Italian

Surtitles in English and Hebrew
Surtitles: Israel Ouval
  

Length of performance: approx. three hours and 30 minutes

Verdi's grandest opera performed at the footsteps of Mt. Masada with a triumphal march that has never been so impressive. The improbable love story of the Ethiopian princess and the Egyptian army officer will be presented with the majestic mountain as a backdrop. 

Synopsis


Dates

Wed 1.6.11 (21:30), Sat 4.6.11 (22:00), Sun 5.6.11 (22:00), Thu 9.6.11 (22:00), Sun 11.6.11 (22:00)

A co production with Les Choragies d'Orange (France) 

Opera tickets and packages for Israeli Residents : Bimot 1-599-501-692 or *6226 or at Bimot website
Opera tickets and packages for tourists: Aida at Masada website

For Further Details:  Masada - Dead Sea and Jerusalem Opera Festival site


Verdi - Messa da Requiem
The Arena di Verona in Masada


Giuliano Carella, conductor

Soloists          

   

Svetla Vassileva soprano
Mariana Pentcheva mezzo soprano
Stefano Secco tenor
Luiz-Ottavio Faria bass

The Israeli Opera Chorus

Chorus Master: Yishai Steckler

The Tel-Aviv Philharmonic Choir
Chorus Master: Leonti Wolf

‏The Arena di Verona Orchestra

Fri 3.6.11 (22:00)

The Arena di Verona - official site

Opera tickets and packages for Israeli Residents
: Bimot 1-599-501-692 or *6226 or at Bimot website
Opera tickets and packages for tourists: Aida at Masada website

For Further Details:  Masada - Dead Sea and Jerusalem Opera Festival site


Andrea Bocelli at Masada
A Gala concert with the renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, performing operatic arias, Italian songs and popular songs.

Marcello Rota,
conductor

The Israeli Opera Chorus
The Opera Orchestra, the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion



Sun 12.6.11 (22:00)

Opera tickets and packages for Israeli Residents : Bimot 1-599-501-692 or *6226 or at Bimot website
Opera tickets and packages for tourists: Aida at Masada website

For Further Details:  Masada - Dead Sea and Jerusalem Opera Festival site


The Arena di Verona in Jeursalem
Opera Gala
Jerusalem – Sultan’s Pool


Giuliano Carella, conductor

Soloists          

   

Svetla Vassileva soprano
Mariana Pentcheva mezzo soprano
Stefano Secco tenor
Luiz-Ottavio Faria bass


The Arena di Verona Orchestra

Arias and duets from:
Il trovatore, La traviata, Rigoletto, Falstaff (Verdi)
La boheme, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Turandot (Puccini)
Il barbiere di Sivigllia (Rossini)
and more...

Thur 2.6.11 (20:30)

The Arena di Verona - official site

Opera tickets and packages for Israeli Residents : Bimot 1-599-501-692 or *6226 or at Bimot website
Opera tickets and packages for tourists: Aida at Masada website

For Further Details:  Masada - Dead Sea and Jerusalem Opera Festival site



The Opera Jerusalem
by Verdi in Jerusalem
Israeli première
Jerusalem – Sultan’s Pool

Opera in four acts
Libretto: Alphonse Royer and Gustave Vaez after the opera I Lombardi alla prima crociata by Verdi and Temistocle Solera.
Premiere: Paris, Opera, November 26, 1847

Conductor           David Stern
Director Moshe Kepten
Set Designer Bambi Friedman
Costume Designer Moni Mednick
Sound Designer Yuval Silberstein
Lighting Designer Eyal Tavori
Projections Shai Bonder

Soloists          

   

Helene Ira Bertman
Gaston Scott Piper
Roger Kurt Rydl
The Count of Toulouse Davide Damiani
Isaure Lilia Gretsova
Adhemar de Monteil Nicolai Karnolsky
Raymond Felix Livshitz
Officer Nimrod Grinboim
Emir Noah Briger

Concert performance with colorful costumes and spectacular lighting
Jerusalem, opera by Verdi
Original version performed in French

International Opera Soloists
Choir of the Transilvania Philharmonic, Cluj
Choir conductor: Cornel Groza
The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA
With surtitles in Hebrew and English

Mon 6.6.11 (20:30)

Synopsis

Opera tickets and packages for Israeli Residents : Bimot 1-599-501-692 or *6226 or at Bimot website
Opera tickets and packages for tourists: Aida at Masada website

For Further Details:  Masada - Dead Sea and Jerusalem Opera Festival site



Jerusalem Churches 
Church Concerts in Jerusalem
Fri 3.6.11

10 different programs (each program to be performed 3 times)

The Art of the Concerto
Concerti by Handel, Bach, Vivaldi and Corelli
The Israel Camerata Jerusalem
Avner Biron, conductor
Muki Zohar, oboe
St. Andrew's Church 11:00, 13:00

Misa Criolla and other Latin American Liturgical Works
Yotam Cohen, tenor
The kibbutz Artzi Choir
South American Ensemble
Yuval Ben Ozer, conductor
The Lutheran (Redeemer) Church
13:00, 16:00

Hear My Prayer
Choral works by Raminsh, Poulsen, Carter, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Busto
The Ankor Choir (Dafna Ben Yohanan, conductor)
Augusta Victoria Chruch, Mt. Of Olives
11:00

Ave Maria – Choral Works for Girls Choir
Bat Kol Choir
Anat Morag, conductor
David Feldman, counter tenor
Dormition Abbey
16:00

Opera Sancta
Sacred songs by 19th century Italian opera composers (Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini)
Mima Milo, soprano
Ala Vasilevitsky, soprano
Yifat Weisskopf, mezzo soprano
Yulia Rovinski, harp
Tower of David Museum
13:00, 16:00

Meeting Cleopatra – Arias by Handel, Mattheson and Hasse
Hila Baggio, soprano
Shira Raz, mezzo soprano
Baroque Trio directed by Eithan Schmeisser
The Austrian Hospice – The Chapel
16:00

English Baroque – works by Dowland, Purcell and Handel
Yael Levita, soprano
Na'ama Goldman, mezzo soprano
Baroque ensemble directed by Eithan Schmeisser
The Austrian Hospice - Auditorium
11:30, 14:00

From Monteverdi to Bach
The New Israeli Vocal Ensemble
The Sisters of Zion Church, Ein Kerem
13:00

Bach Barndenburg Concerti – No. 3, 4, 5, 6
The Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra
David Shemer, conductor
Vincent de Paul Church
11:30

Mahler - Das Lied von Der Erde (chamber version)
Gil Shohat, conductor
Elysium Ensemble
Ayala Zimbler, mezzo soprano
Gabriel Sadeh, tenor
Henry Crown Symphony Hall
One performance only at 13:30

Opera tickets and packages for Israeli Residents : Bimot 1-599-501-692 or *6226 or at Bimot website
Opera tickets and packages for tourists: Aida at Masada website

For Further Details:  Masada - Dead Sea and Jerusalem Opera Festival site

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