Imagine the surprise on the faces of visitors of the Tel Aviv Flea Market when opera singing replaced the familiar sounds of traders.

Surprise opera show at Tel Aviv's flea market

 

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It is the signature sound of a bustling market: traders shouting about their produce to market goers. Imagine the surprise on the faces of visitors of the Tel Aviv Flea Market when opera singing replaced the familiar sounds.

Fast facts:

  • Opera in Israel pre-dates the state of Israel, having roots going back to 1923.
  • One of the Israeli Opera’s top priorities is bringing opera out into the community and using it as a tool to help strengthen the social fabric of Israeli society.
  • The Israeli Opera currently has 18,000 subscribers and mounts an average of eight productions each season.
  • The Israeli Opera received the Puccini International Award in 2008, demonstrating its international reputation of excellence.