Russian stage director Roman Viktiuk returns to Israel with two of his most famous works – The Maids by Jean Genet and Salomé, after Oscar Wilde. This is not the first time that Viktiuk’s theater company will visit our shores, but until recently it appealed only to the local Russianspeaking community. . Continue reading
‘The festival program features mainly Israeli premieres of international productions, based on world music or what I should call ’music of the roots,’ as well as original Israeli danceperformances,” says veteran Israeli artistic producer Eli Grunfeld. Together with dancer/choreographer Ido Tadmor, he is co-directing the annual Spring Festival, which takes place in Rishon Lezion from May 12 – 21. Continue reading
Brundibar, a fully staged children’s opera by Hans Krasa, will be performed today by the local Moran Children’s Choir, together with the Pueri Guadentes Choir from Prague and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, in a special concert dedicated to commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust. Continue reading
Famed Argentinean-Israeli conductor tells ‘Post’ about his recent, unprecedented UN-sponsored concert in the Gaza Strip.
David Stern, artistic director of the Israeli Opera, is back in town to lead the new production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute next week. Friday afternoon, as he relaxes after the rehearsal in a Tel Aviv street café, Stern talks about Mozart’s piece. “One can speak about Freemasons or whatever, but Mozart’s Magic Flute is about looking for light,” he explains. Continue reading
For violinist Alexandra Soumm, the art lies in finding the right balance between expressing herself and staying true to what the composer intended. Continue reading
Love of music, young hopes and ambitions, a merciless race and a sporting spirit, moments of bliss and minor tragedies – it all adds up to the moving musical event about to open in Tel Aviv: the 13th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. Continue reading