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International acts celebrate Israel Festival

Posted By Viva Sarah Press On April 14, 2011 @ 12:00 am In | No Comments

The celebrated Israel Festival is just around the corner and the list of international guests set to appear is impressive.

One of the hottest tickets of the festival is a concert by legendary soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. The New Zealand opera singer enjoys worldwide celebrity status.

Dance fans, meanwhile, are being offered a chance to see the legendary Merce Cunningham modern dance company before it disbands forever on December 31.

>In addition to top foreign acts, the Israel Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary with 12 local premieres. The happening will take place May 23 – June 18.

Among the Israeli debuts set for the festival is ‘Observation Point’, by the Clipa visual arts theater troupe. Choreographer Ohad Naharin is also set to stage a new work with the Batsheva Dance Company.

The Israel Festival bill includes classical music, theater, visual arts and dance. There’s something for everyone.

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