Concluding its 26th season, the Israeli Opera will be performing Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata at the Tel Aviv Opera House, conducted by Ishay Shteckler. This is a new production of La Traviata, directed by Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera. La Traviata was the first opera performed in Israel 80 years ago, and the popular opera has been performed many times worldwide and in Israel, including a performance at the Sultan’s Pool as part of the Israel Festival in 2009.
Soloists include Oksana Dyka as Violetta, with the Israeli Opera’s Mirela Gradinaru alternating; in the role of Alfredo are Romanian tenor Stefan Pop alternating with Uruguayan tenor Juan Carlos Valls – both are performing in Israel for the first time. The opera will be performed in Italian, with surtitles in English and Hebrew. Performances will take place from June 22 – July 9, 2011, detailed information on times is available on the Israeli Opera website. Tickets are 175/237/304/378/428 NIS, to order call: 03-6927777.