Jerusalem Lyric Opera Festival Unveils Winter 2022-23 Slate

By David Salazar

Jerusalem Lyric Opera Festival has unveiled its winter 2022-23 slate.

The company will kick things off with a Rachmaninoff Vocal concert.

Performance Dates: Dec. 14, 2022.

That will be followed by performances of “La Cenerentola” at the Palace Modi’’in, Tse’elon.

Performance Dates: Dec. 19, 2022 – Feb. 1, 2023.

That will be followed up by a performance of Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana.” The work will star soprano Rivka Falk, mezzo-soprano Marta Matalon, tenor Ido Beit Halachmi, and bass-baritone Denis Sedov. Paolo Spadaro conducts the Tel Aviv Philharmonic Choir and Israeli Sinfonietta Beer Sheva.

Performance Dates: Dec. 27, 2022

Next up is “Passion, fantastic and liberty,” a recital featuring music from operas showcasing the supernatural.

Performance Dates: Jan. 8 & May 17, 2023 

That will be followed up by “Legends of Classical Operetta,” a concert featuring such artists as Julia Bienek, Isabel Maria Haas, Rivka Falk, and Jacob Bowman, among others, as they take on music by Strauss, Lehar, and Offenbach.

Performance Dates: Jan. 18, 2023

Then, audiences at the Harmony Cultural Center will be able to see “Golden Placer of Operetta,” which will feature music from Soviet operetta.

Performance Dates: Feb. 15, 2023

There will also be a recital dedicated to music by Debussy. 

Performance Dates: Feb. 28, 2023 

The company will present Dvorak’s “Rusalka” in a production by Ekaterina Korblnik.

Performance Dates: March 7, 2023

 The winter season ends with “Charm of Evil,” featuring sopranos Monica Schwartz and Rivka Falk. The concert will feature music written for Baroque and classical era rivals Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni, and Caterina Cavalieri and Aloysia Lange.

Performance Dates: March 15, 2023