The marvelously melodramatic Tosca by Puccini and Carl Orff’s imposing Carmina Burana. To celebrate its 30th birthday the Israel Opera (IO) is offering these two works for its fifth Opera Festival at Masada.
“What we considered an almost impossible dream has become a reality,” said IO general director Hanna Munitz. “The festival at Masada has taken its place among the world’s top opera festivals,” which paraphrased means that a lot of tourists come especially for this event set against the dramatic background of Masada.
Soprano Svetlana Vasilieva sings Tosca with tenors Fabio Sartori and Gustavo Porta alternating as her ill-fated lover, Cavaradossi.