Carmen is one of my favorites and it is being performed, for FREE, in Tel Aviv, this summer!!
I am going!!
It is going to be hot, humid, and crowded as hell, but I am going!
It is going to be after a LONG chemo day (I will be getting both Doxil and Herceptin that day), but I am going!
It is going to wipe me out, but I am going!
As soon as I am done with chemo, I will gather my kids and take the train to Park HaYarkon. We will bring a picnic and and camp out until they let us in.
We will be hot. We will be sweaty. But we will be there!
You are welcome to join us!
Need I remind you? Admission is FREE!
When is this happening? Thursday, July 29th.
What time is the performance? 9:00 pm (that's 21:00, for you Israelis)
Officially, audience entrance begins at 7:00 pm, but maybe they'll let us in earlier....
How long is the performance? Approximately one hour and 45 minutes.
Where exactly is the performance? Ganei Yehoshua (Park Hayarkon) in Tel Aviv.
Park HaYarkon is MILES long. I have no idea where Ganei Yehoshua is. I imagine we will figure this out when we get off the train. Apparently, the train does stop right next to Park HaYarkon. I have no idea how close the train stop is to where we want to be.
Maybe you are wondering who is sponsoring this Opera in the Park?
The Municipality of Tel Aviv Yafo and the Israeli Opera continue the annual summer open air opera in the park tradition in Ganei Yehoshua. This summer's presentation is one of the most popular operas in the repertoire: Carmen, by Bizet, in a colorful and extravagant production.
Carmen, a free spirited gypsy, runs aways from prison, falls in love with the Toreador, and gets killed by her former lover.
This larger than life, open air production is based on Franco Zaffirelli's production at the Metropolitan Opera, New - York.Email me if:
1. you are interested in joining us
2. you have a chair I can sit on for the performance
3. you know if my disability card can get us in earlier
4. you know of a good place to hang out while we wait to get in
5. you can explain how to get to Ganei Yehoshua from the train stop at Park HaYarkon
6. you have any other great ideas
Do not email me to tell me that I am crazy. I already know that.
(For more information about Carmen in the Park, see below)
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
Conductor: David Stern
Revival Director: Gad Schechter
Set Adaptation & Design: Nitzan Refaeli
Lighting Designer: Eyal Tavori
Choreographer: Neta Shezaf
Carmen Rinat Shaham
Escamillo Vladimir Braun
Micaela Noa Danon
Frasquita Hila Baggio
Mercedes Shira Raz
Zuniga Andrei Trifonov
Morales Yair Goren
The Israeli Opera Chorus:
Conductor: Yishai Steckler
The Young Bat-Kol Choir:
Conductor: Dalia Lazar-Shimon
Conductor & Music Director: Anat Morag
The Opera Orchestra - The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion
The Neta Shezaf Flamenco Dance Theatre
Sung in French
Subtitles in English and Hebrew: Israel Ouval