The Israeli Opera Festival in Akko
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Christoph Friedrich Bretzner with adaptations by Gottlieb Stephanie
Hebrew dialogues: Ilan Hazor
Selim holds Konstanze captive in his seraglio demanding her to return his love. Konstanze is torn between her lover Belmonte who crossed the sea to save her and the threatening yet captivating charm of the East.
A story about love, friendship, loyalty and clemency and about the clash between cultures and human beings.
A fully staged production in the Crusaders’ Court in Akko in which the characters sing in German but speak in Hebrew and Arabic.
Conductor: Daniel Cohen
Director: Shirit Lee Weiss
Stage Designer: Niv Manor
Costume Designer: Natasha Tuchman-Poliak
Lighting Designer: Uri Morag
Video Designer: Yoav Cohen
Konstanze: Gan-ya Ben-gur Akselrod
Belmonte: Nathan Haller
Osmin: Gustav Andreassen
Blonde: Yael Levita
Pedrillo: Eitan Drori
Salim: George Iskandar
THE ISRAEL CAMERATA JERUSALEM