Tourism News from Israel

Carmen at Masada

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Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Over 50,000 people have enjoyed the Israeli Opera Festival at Masada, at the premieres (7 June) with renowned Israeli Maestro Daniel Oren leading a cast of hundreds in a spectacular outdoor production of Bizet’s Carmen, performed in a specially-created opera village built on the desert floor and set against the backdrop of the historic site of Masada, Herod’s fortress at the Dead Sea. The production, the largest ever staged in Israel, features an audience of 7,500, a cast of over 400 soloists, choirs, actors, dancers, performers and even animals, and a 4,000 square meter stage that was designed and built to integrate harmoniously into the desert setting.