The Child Dreams

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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