Jerusalem gears up for opera festival

The Jerusalem Opera Festival is back for the second time from June 22 to 25. Verdi’s Rigoletto will open the festival at the Sultan’s Pool open-air venue, against the backdrop of the Old City.

The vocalist cast includes Russian baritone Boris Statsenko in the title role, Vienna-based Israeli soprano Hila Fahima as Gilda and Italian tenor Salvatore Cordella as the Duke of Mantua. Their efforts will be underscored by the Israeli Opera Chorus with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA.


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