Dame Kiri

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.

Israel Festival

>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.