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Opera Paradiso

Posted by Avital Pinnick on June 24, 2016

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Opera Paradiso, a melange of cinema clips and opera performances, was performed last night (June 23, 2016) in Sultan’s Pool, Jerusalem, as part of the annual Israeli Opera Festival. Soloists from the Israel Opera Company performed with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. I am an opera lover and I was delighted to be offered a free ticket at the last minute. The photo above shows a very young Helen Bonham Carter looking at the Duomo in Florence in A Room with a View.

Some of the film clips were obvious choices, like this scene from Amadeus during the “Queen of the Night” aria.

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Others were more unusual, like Bend It Like Beckham, Quantum of Solace, or the Israeli comedy, The Policeman, below.

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Funny how Windows errors look funnier on a big screen. This was taken about half an hour before the performance. The venue was almost full, which was a pleasant surprise. I didn’t know how popular opera is in this country.

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One Response to “Opera Paradiso”

  1. rifestitch said

    Interesting concept – I like opera, in small doses. You have so many cool festivals there!

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