23.05.2011 19.Ijar, 5771 Tag 34 des Omer
This Thursday, the small Jerusalem-based Aeterna Opera outfit will take on something a little off the beaten operatic track.
Italian 18th-century cellist composer Luigi Boccherini produced a sizable catalogue of work during his 62 years on Planet Earth. His 350 compositions include 20 symphonies, 91 string quartets, over 150 quintets, eight cello concertos and 60 trios, not to mentioned religious works. However, when it came to operatic work the sole entry in his CV is La Clementina.
“I don’t know why he only wrote one opera,” muses Aeterna Opera founder-conductor Ilya Plotkin who will wield his baton over seven Aeterna vocalists, a presenter-actor and 10 instrumentalists, including a harpsichordist, at Jerusalem's Beit Shmuel this Thursday at 8 p.m….