This year, they chose Kiryat Malachi as one of the communities where they would perform an abbreviated opera together with local residents. Because of the Art City Program, one of the programs that our TIPS partnership, the Israeli opera had a group in Kiryat Malachi that it could work with, including the Tzuza dancers and local singers.
They put on an "abridged" version of "The Magic Flute," in one act lasting an hour and twenty minutes. Eight of the nine major performers were professionals from the opera. The queen in the red costume was from Kiryat Malachi. She did not sing, but she acted well.
Over 1500 people from the town were able to see the opera during the four performances, Jan. 6-8. The two evening performances were Jan. 6-7 and two daytime performances were on Jan. 8th.
There were signs all over town advertising the opera.
|The Magic Flute, Opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|
|The Prince is on the left|
|Three witches, all wanting to stay with prince|
|Papageno bragging (exaggerating/lying?)Papageno is a bird catcher who longs for a wife|
|Eddi and Dalia Yosef's daughter|
|The Queen of the Night makes her entrance|
|Prince Tamino gets the magic flute|
|Dancers in hoop skirts enter|
|Adult and Ethiopian Girls' choir sing together|
|Pamina, daughter of Queen of the Night|
|Male dancers in another costume with huge heads, dancing in squatting position|
|Papegeno gets magical musical chimes and charms evil guys|
Musicians enter, including 3 members of bands in Kiryat Malachi, adult singers, and Ethiopian teen singing group.
|The actress in red had a big role. She is from KM|
|Papageno meets the love of his life|