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The Israeli Opera

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Zurich71 wrote a review Mar 2020
Rehovot, Israel535 contributions162 helpful votes
Tel Aviv and its audience deserve a top-notch opera. I am subscribed for more than 20 years and over the last seasons am pondering to stop my subscription and go to specific operas, if they are presented at adequate quality. Rossini's Barbiere is an old favorite. It was the 1st opera that I have seen at 8 years. I took my 12 years old twin granddaughters to their 1st exposure and paid quite a lot for 2 additional tickets. They enjoyed it and I'm a happy grandpa. The success of an opera evening depends mainly on the quality of the singers. Here, I had plenty of disappointments over the last years. Figaro, interpreted by Jonathan Michie on Feb. the 28th, 2020 is a mediocre bariton of low voice qualities and very modest stage presence. Such an artist was unable to carry on his shoulders the scintillating role that Rossini assigned to Figaro. The result, a flop. The conductor was in command, the mise en scene although unorthodox didn't spoil the show. I didn't like it but swallowed the pill. A poor Figaro is a sure flop.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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mark_davie_2000 wrote a review Dec 2019
Jerusalem District, Israel292 contributions73 helpful votes
I saw "Dead Man Walking" by Jake Heggie here last night. Frankly - disappointing. Stage design reminded me sometimes of a high school play with video shots being projected on to the stage.One glaring example was where you saw the nun "driving", playing with a steering wheel, whilst a vid of the road was being projected simultaneously. The new American opera style seems a to be an innovation in modern opera whereas it's basically a hotch potch of post modern muddling, uninventive melody writing and a monotonous orchestral scoring. There were some good arias, the best of which, by far, was the aria sung by the mother of Patrick, the condemned man. The singer, Maria Zipchek was also by far the best singer on the stage - and the audience appreciated this too. They were more enthusiastic about her than the nun. The orchestra needed to be a bit more forceful, expressive and aggressive, and that is always hard for the Rishon Letzion orchestra. Also the brass need to go over their parts at home! One tune however sticks in your mind after the curtain has dropped: "He will gather us around", an old Hymn tune, most likely Afro-American. .
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Date of experience: December 2019
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darryl wrote a review Nov 2019
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The staging and set was a rip off of staging of la traviata from 2005 in Salzburg (I knew I’d seen it before) Just a bit disappointing after travelling so far to get here from the U.K. The whole production was a bit disjointed and lacklustre And as for all the noise from the shoes on the stage in the opening 10 minutes!! Really??? Didn’t anyone pick up on this at the dress rehearsal ?There wasn’t much to save the overall opera after the bad start . This goes down as bad as the WNO’s performance of the magic flute this year at the wales millennium centre in Cardiff. I
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Shaken007 wrote a review Jul 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom89 contributions46 helpful votes
We visited and saw Simon Boccanegra which is a lesser known Verdi. It’s not the crowd pleaser that the other well known Verdi operas are but the quality was right up there. The lead roles were well sung and staging very impressive. The opera house is an interesting building to visit. Well worth a visit if you enjoy opera or a night out at a cool and impressive theatre.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Zurich71 wrote a review Jun 2019
Rehovot, Israel535 contributions162 helpful votes
I am subscribed for years to the Israeli Opera. There are better and worse shows. After all, the quality of an opera is contingent upon the quality of the singers. I watched this year Cosi fan tutte at the Zurich Opernhaus. Wasn't happy about the staging although it was dynamic, but enjoyed the performance of all the singers. Had no problem with the staging at Tel Aviv but as usual, the weakest link in the chain sets the overall impression. In the role of Ferrando appeared a British tenor. He had a petty voice lacking essential stage-volume. It definitely spoiled my pleasure and turned the event into a mediocre one. Have seen quite a lot of people leaving after the break. Am not aware of their reasons. I feel like I didn't get the full worth for my money but even worse that Tel Aviv Opera indulges into mediocrity.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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