Opera and More
The Israeli Opera's community productions enable an entire community in the periphery to take part in yearlong preparations, construction of and the actual performance of an opera together with members of the Israeli Opera. Community productions of Carmen in Tel Aviv, L'elisir d'amore and these days Cinderella, were presented through Israeland most recently in Kiryat Ata, Kiryat Gat, Netivot, Tirat Hacarmel and Nahariya. Next years community productions will be presented in Maale Edomin and in Nazareth Ilit.
Children Opera Hour
Young audiences can enjoy the Children Opera Hour performances at the Opera House foyer, performed in Hebrew, with piano accompaniment in fully staged productions with beautiful costumes and sets. Programs include: The Magic Flute, Hansel & Gretel, Cinderella, The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart's Surprise Box and many others.
Annual Education Programs in Kinder Gardens, Elementary and High Schools
The Israeli Opera's ongoing education programs are presented in kinder gardens and schools all over Israel. Members of the Education Department of the Opera roam the land together with opera artists and enable school children of all ages to learn about the magical world of opera. Some of these programs are presented in tandem with Sal Tarbut.
Opera for the Entire Family in Collaboration with Sal Tarbut
In this current season thousands of elementary schools children from all over Israelenjoyed the family production of the Israeli Opera of The Magic Flute by Mozart. Performances took place at the opera house as well as in Maalot, Netanya and Shaar Hanegev. All students who came to the opera enjoyed an educational activity in their school before attending the performance.
Schools Children at the Opera
Close to 200 high school students attend each and every performance at the Israeli Opera. All these students enjoy educational programs in the school that prepare them to attending an actual performance. Programs are presented in cooperation with Sal Tarbut.
Opera in the Park
The Israeli Opera park performances have become a long awaited annual summer tradition. Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai supports the initiative which attracts every summer close to 100,000 spectators to the park where they have enjoyed through the years Nabucco, Samson et Dalila, L’elisir d’amore, La.traviata, the Verdi Requiem and other operas. The park performances are free and enable opera buffs, who cannot attend the opera regularly, to enjoy a fascinating operatic experience.
The Israeli Opera invites the audience to stay after some of the performances of each production and meet members of the cast for a short Q&A session at the upper foyer. This is your opportunity to ask questions about the production or any other opera related topic. The dates of the opera talkbacks are published in advance.
One Hour Before the Curtain Ascends
If you are interested to learn more about the evening's performance, the Israeli Opera invites all patrons to attend a free 30 minute lecture (in Hebrew) which takes place one hour before the curtain rises in each opera performance. In addition, there are half an hour back stage tours, 75 minutes before the curtain rises in selected dates of every production, allowing the audience to witness hands-on preparations before the show. Tour tickets should be ordered in advance.
The Opera Studio is the Israeli Opera's Young Artist Program. During a period of two intensive years, eight singers, chosen after a long audition process, are involved in theoretical and practical opera studies. The goal of the Opera Studio is to foster the next generation of Israeli opera stars. The monthly scholarship Opera Studio singers receive, enables them to give all their time to honing their craft and improving their skills. Opera Studio alumni perform small and major roles in Israeli Opera productions as well as in international opera houses. השב השב לכולם העבר