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Written by: [20 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
Israeli Opera: 2017 – 2018

Presenting the Israeli Opera’s exciting 2017 – 2018 season, General Director Zach Granit spoke of his sense of responsibility for “an art form with a history of over 400 years,” and the commitment not only to preserve it, but to keep it vigorous and relevant. The vitality of the Israeli Opera shines in the impressive Israeli talents featured in this season, with Israeli soloists taking lead roles in every production, and the Israeli Opera production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Ido Ricklin.

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Written by: [6 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
Theatronetto 2017: Plays in Competition

Theatronetto, the festival of monodramas, puts the actor center stage, in performances of intimacy and intensity. Founded by Yaakov Agmon, and now in its 27th edition, the festival will take place in The Old City of Jaffa from April 13 – 15, 2017, and in The Old City of Akko from April 12 – 14, 2017. 8 one-person plays will be presented this year in competition, as well as guest plays. Theatre students of the Kibbutz College will present their annual “Hyde Park” – an outdoor (free) installation/performance that is …

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Written by: [27 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Incubator Theatre: The City

The intrepid team of the Victor Jackson Show and the Incubator Theatre have confronted danger head-on and prevailed! In The City, The Victor Jackson Show perform an impressive death-defying balancing act, creating a pastiche of noir fiction with verisimilitude and self-mocking panache.

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Written by: [16 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Cameri Theatre: An Enemy of the Public

“The Times They Are A Changing”, sing the media troubadours in the Cameri Theatre’s clever, provocative, and entertaining production of An Enemy of the Public, a modern adaptation inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. Many changes have been made to Ibsen’s classic, yet it seems like the more things change the more they stay the same – the essence is retained in the tension between the desire for truth and justice

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Written by: [15 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Sell your Soul to the Devil at the Israel Opera

Starting in March, the Israel Opera will present a new production of Gounod’s Faust. This production promises to be particularly well-made, with two major creative heads at the helm: Dan Ettinger on the conductor’s podium, and Stefano Poda directing for the first time in Israel.

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Written by: [14 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Cameri Theatre: As You Like It

The Cameri Theatre production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, directed by Udi Ben Moshe, juxtaposes the contemporary digital scene of smartphones, surveillance, and selfies with the pastoral world of nature in the Forest of Arden. Guess where love is to be found…

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Written by: [12 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Beer Sheva Theatre: Les Parents Terribles

Venom, obsession, intrigue and farce, mark Beer Sheva Theatre’s superb production of Jean Cocteau’s Les Parents Terribles, directed by Gadi Roll. The play is a meeting of extremes, a melodrama of operatic proportions, with comical unlikely coincidences, yet at its core, an indictment of social conventions, and that bourgeois concept – the family, with its internecine conflict among those who profess to love. It’s a tight-rope act, balancing between telenovela and tragedy. In less capable hands, it may falter, under Gadi Roll’s direction – it soars. Les Parents Terribles is …

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Written by: [9 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Khan Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A play of boundaries and their transgression, William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to playful, sensual, life in the Khan Theatre production directed by Shir Goldberg. The spectacular ensemble cast dazzles and delights on this excursion into forest and faerie. The play is edited by Shahar Pinkas, and the translation by Dori Parnes into Hebrew revels in wonderful freedom, full of fun and frolic.

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Written by: [8 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Gesher Theatre: In The Tunnel

Is there light at the end of the tunnel? That is the question posed by Gesher Theatre’s new production, the riveting and profoundly moving satire In The Tunnel. Clever, fast-paced, and hard-hitting, the play merges exuberantly uninhibited fun with astute social critique, political satire, and outstanding performances. Written by Roee Chen, inspired by Danis Tanović’s film No Man’s Land, and directed by Irad Rubinstein, it focuses on two Israeli soldiers trapped in a tunnel with two Palestinian soldiers, a painfully apt metaphor for the political situation.

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Written by: [8 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Israeli Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor | ]
Israeli Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor

Star-crossed lovers, madness and tartan-clad Scots feature in the next opera to be performed in Tel Aviv. After opening the current season with an excellent production of Bellini’s Norma, the Israel Opera continues in the bel canto tradition with Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.