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24th Sep 2023

Homage to Enrico Caruso

"I had always sung as far back as I can remember, for the pure love of it." With this quotation, the Consulate General of Italy in Jerusalem together with the Jerusalem Lyric Opera Festival commemorates the 150th birthday of the legendary Italian opera singer Enrico Caruso.

The name of the great Italian opera singer Enrico Caruso is known all over the world - he had a voice of rare timbre, performed leading roles in more than 80 operas, released about 260 recordings, and was included in the Guinness Book of Records as the first performer in the history of recordings whose record sold a million copies. The concert taking place on October 23 at 20.00 in the YMCA Auditorium.

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About Jerusalem Lyric Opera

Who we are

The Jerusalem Lyric Opera is a non-profit organization which is established for the promotion of the art of opera, and the nurturing of young talent in Israel as well as from abroad, through intensive and individually tailored instruction by a renowned faculty of artists.

Our Aims

Our aim is to encourage mutual cultural dialogue amongst nations, creating innovative opportunities to enhance and promote music and opera as one of the highest forms of art and universal language. To spread musical culture amongst new generations, as well as motivate young artists by offering them the opportunity to further their careers and improve their professional technique.

Our activities

Our activities include

  • Summer Opera Festival - a flagship event to show off Jerusalem as a destination for new and unique art experiences.
  • Summer Opera Studio - one of the leading summer programs in the world for young talented artists.
  • Gala concert with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra
  • Fully staged opera productions on the best stages of Jerusalem
  • Concerts of bel canto repertoire, french music, baroque repertoire
  • The international opera competition

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Jerusalem Lyric Opera - Gala Concert

Gala Concert with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, dedicated to World Opera Day 2022. Jerusalem Theatre, Henry Crown Hall

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