Verdi’s “Jewish” opera, conducted by Daniel Oren, will celebrate its 25th year in a huge, unique production at the foot of Masada on Thursday June 3, 2010 at 10:00 P.M. and Saturday June 5, 2010 at 10:00 P.M.
The operatic weekend will include two performances of Nabucco, Verdi’s “Jewish” opera, depicting the story of the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar, which features one of opera’s most beloved numbers, the “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves.” This unique production will feature leading international opera singers, the Israel Opera Chorus and the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon Letzion. Masada will serve as the production’s stunning backdrop, with sound, light and video effects, surprises and much more.
Legendary soprano singer Jessye Norman, who will be back in Israel after a prolonged absence, will perform on Friday June 4, 2010. She will be accompanied by the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon Letzion and will perform arias from her wide repertoire, as well as folk, soul and gospel songs.