From the Repertoire
The Metropolitan Opera’s sizzling and larger than life production of one of the most popular operas in all time returns to the stage with hundreds of participants featuring Bizet’s sensuous score and the free spirited gypsy who believes in free love.
|Revival Director|| Gadi Shechter|
After the production of Franco Zeffirelli
|Costume Designer||Anna Ani|
|Lighting Designer||Eyal Levi|
|Don Jose||Gustavo Porta|
Bat Kol Children Choir
The Opera Orchestra - The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion
Sung in French
English and Hebrew Surtitles
Translation: Israel Ouval
The première performance is dedicated to Dan David
It is the day of the great bullfight in Seville, and the square outside the bull-ring is a scene of great bustle and activity. Escamillo appears, Carmen on his arm, and then leaves to prepare for the bullfight. A gypsy tells Carmen that Don José is hiding in the crowd, watching her, and that she should be careful. She is scornful of the warnings and remains in the square. When Don José arrives, he tells her he has not come to threaten her but to beg for her love, yet she rejects him cruelly. José kills Carmen and gives himself up.
Back Stage Secrets
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.
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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
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.
|PREMIÈRE||15 July, 2018||20:00|
|Back Stage Tours||
18, 19, 22, 24 July 2018
18, 19, 22, 24 July 2018
|After the show|