Bolshoi Opera makes first visit to Israel

Published on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 by Webmaster

Bolshoi Opera makes first visit to Israel
It's bound to be the greatest opera event of the summer: For the first time, the Israeli Opera is hosting the Bolshoi Opera House from Moscow, one of the world's leading opera houses and the biggest in Russia.

The guests from Moscow have brought Tchaikovsky's ultimate masterpiece, "Yevgeny Onegin," perhaps the most "Russian" opera of all times.

"Yevgeny Onegin" includes soulful romantic music, telling the story of one of the greatest poet, Alexander Pushkin, about perfect love which was missed as there is no happiness in life. In other words, the essence of the Russian soul.The production will be presented at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center till July 7.

"We performed 'Yevgeny Onegin' on important European stages with great success," says Anatoly Iksanov, the director-general of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia. "We are proud to be bringing this production to the Tel Aviv Opera House, which has a good international reputation."I visited Israel before as the director-general of a St. Petersburg theater and I was very impressed by the wonderful, sensitive and loyal Israeli audience," he adds.

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