Dan Ettinger Named Music Director Of Israeli Opera

By Francisco Salazar

Dan Ettinger is set to be the music director of the Isreali Opera and will replace conductor Daniel Oren starting in January.

The Isreali maestro is the principal guest conductor of the Israel Symphony Orchestra and he is music director in Mannheim and with the Stuttgart Philharmonic. This season he is slated to conduct with the Opéra de Paris, Vienna State Opera and the Royal Opera House in operas including “Tosca,” “La Clemenza di Tito,” “La Traviata” and “Otello.”

Oren is a respected conductor who is set to conduct this season at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Teatro Real, Royal Opera, Theatre du Capitole and Teatro Verdi di Salerno among others. His diverse repertoire will include “La Favorite,” “Turandot,” “Cavalleria Rusticana,”  “Don Giovanni,” “Macbeth” and “Lucia di Lammermoor.”

The Israeli Opera will begin its 2017-18 season on Sept. 18 with “Hansel and Gretel,” followed by “The Magic Flute.” The season will also include “La Bohème,” “Don Carlo,” “Nabucco” and “Don Giovanni.”