A true operatic gem

18.06.2011                      16.Siwan, 5771                      Schlach Lechah

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A true operatic gem

Yishai Steckler premieres as lead conductor the Israeli Opera's performance of 'La Traviata.'

There’s no need to promote La Traviata, one of Verdi’s major masterpieces, which has earned recognition from its very first performances,” says Yishai Steckler, who will conduct it in the Israeli Opera’s last production of this season. This is Steckler’s first full-stage production as lead conductor, as he has been conducting many operas in the Tel Aviv Opera House as a second conductor. Steckler led La Traviata in the open-air performance at Jerusalem’s Sultan’s Pool last summer.
“This opera is the best example of the middle period of Verdi’s creation, which combines beautiful bel canto arias of his earlier operas with the harmonic complexity and dramatic power of his later works,“ he explains. “Moving between these poles is a challenge and a pleasure for a conductor. La Traviata features a classical triangle of soprano, tenor and baritone in well-developed roles….