Entitled I Forgot the Essential (Shachti et Ha’ikar), this moving comic-drama tells of a husband who leaves the shtetl in search of earnings – and adventures – leaving his wife Sheina Shendl behind with the kids. He tries everything, from the stock exchange to insurance to the Jewish matching business. He always fails, as there is always someone who cheats or exploits him. Of course it is he himself and his fantasies who are his own worst enemy. Continue reading
A stranger, walks among the crowd. People talk to each other or to themselves, short stories are created in front of our eyes and then dissolve in the air, giving place to new scenarios. The perplexed stranger listens to the words and tries to decipher their meaning as he stares at the people speaking, trying to figure out the situation. He shares the ridiculous conclusions he draws with an amused audience. Continue reading
Amir Katz, a Berlin-based Israeli pianist with a successful globe-trotting career, will perform Chopin’s 21 Nocturnes, which have recently been released on the German Oehms Classics label to great critical acclaim. The concert takes place on Saturday at the Enav Concert Hall in Tel Aviv. Continue reading
The Israeli Opera presents Bluebeard’s Castle, Bela Bartok’s one-act opera, the only one he wrote. It was composed in 1911 and first performed in Budapest in 1918. The libretto was written by Bela Balazs and based on Charles Perrault’s fairy tale. A dark and highly symbolic piece, it is regarded as one of the 20th century’s greatest operas. Continue reading
Ernani, Verdi’s little-known early opera, based on Victor Hugo’s play Hernani, is a seldom performed work. The improbable story of three men – a king, a nobleman and a bandit (Ernani) – who all fall in love with the lovely Elvira in 16th-century Spain is the next production of the Israeli Opera, directed by Michael Znaniecki. Continue reading
As a part of its Delicatessen series, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra presents a semi-staged production of The Barber of Seville, arguably Rossini’s most popular opera. Roberto Abbado, a regular guest on podiums of the world’s major orchestras and leading opera houses, returns to the IPO for the fifth time in just a few years. Continue reading
On January 19, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Luiz Malheiro, performs the world premiere of a viola concerto by Doron Toister, with internationally acclaimed violist Amir Shiff as the soloist.
“I composed it for Amir,” Toister tells The Jerusalem Post. “In our youth, we served Continue reading