MASADA, DEAD SEA AND JERUSALEM OPERA FESTIVAL,1-11 JUNE 2011
DANIEL OREN CONDUCTS AIDA AT MASADA
ISRAELI PREMIERE OF VERDI’S JERUSALEM IN THE CITY
ARENA DI VERONA ORCHESTRA, CONCERTS IN JERUSALEM CHURCHES
Following the spectacular success of the first Masada Opera Festival in which over 42,000 opera lovers from Israel and around the world came to the lowest place on earth to enjoy the Israeli Opera’s presentation of Verdi’s Nabucco in June 2010, the festival has been expanded for 2011 to include concerts in Jerusalem as well (1-11 June 2011).
Internationally renowned Israeli opera conductor Daniel Oren will return to the majestic landscape of the Judean desert at the Dead Sea, to lead a new production of Verdi’s Aida (a co production with the Orange Festival in France) that features internationally acclaimed opera singers including Micaela Carosi, Marco Berti, Ildiko Komlosi, Paata Burchuladze and others.
The Masada, Dead Sea and Jerusalem Opera Festival will also feature concerts by the orchestra of the Arena di Verona, concerts in Jerusalem churches, and the Israeli premiere of Verdi’s Jerusalem, performed at the open air Sultan’s Pool in Jerusalem, overlooking the majestic walls of the old city of Jerusalem.
Tickets for the performances in Masada and Jerusalem, reserved for tourists holding foreign passports, can be purchased only as a package which includes hotel accommodation and transfers. These special packages may be ordered directly through the website (www.aidaatmasada.com ) or via travel agents.