The Haifa Opera Series: starting with “The Magic Flute” ending with “La Traviata”

The Haifa Symphony Orchestra will open the opera series for the 2022-2023 season with a full stage performance of “The Magic Flute” by Mozart, which includes sets, video art and costumes. At the end of July 2023, Verdi’s work “La Traviata” will be performed as part of the series

Published on: 27.11.22 11:32

The Haifa Symphony Orchestra opens the opera series for the 2022-2023 season with a full stage performance of “The Magic Flute” by Mozart, directed by Yulia Pevzner and conducted by Yoel Levy, the orchestra’s musical advisor and chief conductor. The Bat Shir choir conducted by Tali Wiseman and soloists from Israel and abroad will participate in the concert.

The Haifa Symphony is the only orchestra in Israel that stages opera works in a full stage performance that includes sets, video art and costumes. Later in the season, at the end of July 2023, Verdi’s work “La Traviata” will be performed as part of the series.

Pevzner is one of the most respected opera directors in Israel. She has worked with the best directors in the world, including David Fountney, David Olden and Francesca Zambello. The opera “Nose” by Shostakovich directed by Pevzner at the Boston Opera in 2009 was awarded the title “Best of Boston” by the newspaper “Boston Globe” and was included in the list of the ten most important cultural events of that year in the magazine “Opera News”. Pevzner directed operas in Israel, the United States, Italy, Switzerland, France, the Czech Republic, Greece and Russia. She served as director of the opera class at the Buchman Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University and taught master classes at the Houston Opera, the International School in Moscow, the Tel Aviv Opera Workshop and Opera Studio.

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Levy began his second season as the musical consultant and principal conductor of the symphony. He previously served as Principal Conductor of the Korean Broadcasting Authority Orchestra, Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He also served as the principal conductor of the Radio Flanders Orchestra and the French National Orchestra Ile de France in Paris for seven years. Orchestras he has conducted include the Berlin Concert Hall, the Boston Symphony, the Budapest Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Copenhagen Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Prague Philharmonic, and the United States National Symphony.

Haifa Auditorium, Sunday and Monday, December 11 and 12, 8:00 p.m. The price for the ticket: NIS 295-230 (the price for pensioners: NIS 170-230). For purchase on the Athos website

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