One of the perks of being president of the state is that one gets a front-row seat at some of the country’s major cultural events. Thus, on Thursday, July 30, which also happens to be Tu Be’av, the most romantic date in the Hebrew calendar, President Reuven Rivlin and his wife, Nechama, will host the 30th anniversary celebration of the Israel Opera. The event will be moderated by Chaim Topol. Speakers at the event will include Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev, and Israel Opera director Hanna Munitz. The orchestra will be conducted by Daniel Cohen.