A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Benjamin Britten

New Rroduction

Ido Ricklin returns to the Israeli Opera to direct Britten’s haunting score of Shakespeare’s comedy. Four lovers are lost in a night of agony and ecstasy at the center of which the queen of the fairies falls in love with an.. .ass.


Libretto: Benjamin Britten Piter Pears, after the play of Shakespeare


 Conductor  Daniel Cohen
 Director  Ido Ricklin
 Set Designer  Alexander Lisyanski
 Costume Designer  Oren Dar
 Choreographer  Yoram Karmi
 Lighting Designer  Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
 Video Designer  Nimrod Zin


 Oberon               Yaniv D’Or 
 Alon Harari
 Tytania  Hila Baggio

 Clare Presland

 Czarny Anat

 Helena  Yael Levita 
   Moran Abullof
 Lysander  Jason Bridges
   Rupert Charlesworth
 Demetrius  Oded Reich
   Ross Ramgobin
 Puck  Yossi Zabari
 Bottom   Jonathan Lemalu
   Joshua Bloom
 Quince  Graeme Danby
   George Mosley
 Snug  Vladimir Brown 
 Starveling  Yair Polishook
 Snout   Alasdair Elliot
 Flute  Eitan Drori
 Theseus   Noah Briger
 Hippolyta  Idit Zamir

Moran Children Choir

The Opera Orchestra - The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion


Sung in English.

English and Hebrew Surtitles

Very soon..

Back Stage Secrets at the Opera
Many Opportunities to Widen your Opera Experience

Do you want to know more about the opera you are about to attend? Do you want to find out some back stage secrets? Do you want to meet the artists after the performance? The Israeli Opera enables you to widen your opera experience with a variety of pre performance and post-performance events. 

Towards Opening

On Saturday morning before the premiere, the creators of the production and several of the soloists gather to discuss the opera, the production, their own career and today’s opera world. This is a unique opportunity to learn as much as possible about the production and meet the director, conductor, designers and some of the participating soloists. Musical excerpts from the opera illustrate the discussion. Towards Opening takes place before some of each season’s productions.

Pre Performance Lecture

One hour before each opera performance there is a 30-minute introductory lecture in the auditorium (in Hebrew). Opera staffers present the opera and the production and enable the audience to get some extra information a short time before attending the performances. Admission is free for ticket holders. 

Pre Performance Back Stage Tours

What happens backstage before the audience even thinks of getting dressed for the performance? What do the singers do? The conductor? The Technical teams? How does everyone prepare for the performance? A unique opportunity to taste a little bit of the back stage excitement before the curtain ascends/ A concerted half hour tour in places that are not usually open to the general public. Tours begin 90 minute before the performance begins and last 30 minutes. Tickets are 25NIS and can be booked in advance (tickets for each tour are limited). Tours take place on several evenings in each production. Details can be found at the Israeli opera’s website. Tours from groups both in Hebrew and in English can be booked in advance ( sarah@tapac.org.il )

Opera Talkback

The curtain has just descended on the final scene of the opera. The hour is late. Nut the experience was riveting. This is the time to meet several of the performers. Come to listen and to speak. Ask questions. Meet the artists. A once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the artists who have just excited you on the stage. Opera Talkbacks takes place on the second level of the Opera House foyer and last around 30 minutes. Admission free. Opera Talkback takes place on several evenings in each production. Details can be found at the Israeli opera’s website.  


    Date   Hour  
Towards Opening       
Back Stage Tours

 8, 9, 11, 17 Jan 2018

Opera Talkback  6, 8, 11, 13 Jan 2018 After the show   


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