Tel Aviv Opera / The Israeli Opera (Israel Opera)
The Israeli Opera, also known as the Tel Aviv Opera, is part of the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center (TAPAC). The arts center is part of the Golda Center, located on the meeting point of Weizmann Street, Shaul Hamelech Blvd. and Leonardo da Vinci Street.
The center offers a variety of artistic activities, including dance performances, classical music and jazz concerts, performances for children, in depth back stage tours, fine arts exhibitions and above all - the Israeli Opera productions, which are appreciated by opera professionals all over the world.
The Tel Aviv performing arts center has been designed by the late Israeli architect Yaakov Rechter. It has been opened to the general public in October 1994. Near the Tel Aviv opera house you can find the Cameri Theater, the Tel Aviv Art Museum, Beit Ariela public library and the courts complex. Israeli locals call the TAPAC "Ha-mish-kan", which means "the Tabernacle", or "the residence", in Hebrew.
The Israeli Opera is managed by Hanna Munitz since 1995. Ms. Munitz was born in Germany in 1946. In its first years, it was called "The New Israeli Opera".
A visit to the Tel Aviv Opera House will bring you the foyer. In it you will find a few temporary art exhibitions, various shows, a classical music shop (cd/dvd), Café & Kosher buffet, and of course - the Tel Aviv box office (tickets).
The ticket box office is open Sun-Thu (09:30-20:30), Fridays and holidays (09:30-13:00). For tickets call this telephone number: +972-3-6927777.
Full ticketing information:
The Opera House box office
19 Shaul Hamelech Boulevard
Tel Aviv 61332
Back stage tours of the Tel Aviv Opera take place every Friday at 11:00 (am). Duration of each backstage tour: 90 minutes. Tour language: English & Hebrew. Departure from main entrance. Please register in advance. Group tours can also be arranged by calling this telephone nuber: +972-3-6927863.
A special "behind the scenes tour" starts an hour before some of the shows. Duration: 30 minutes. Tour language: Hebrew only. Reserve tour tickets by calling this number: +972-3-692-7777.
The 2008-2009 Israel Opera season featured the opera "Salome" (Lithuanian National Opera) by Strauss; "A Journey to the End of the Millennium" by Yosef Bardanashvili; "Mefistofele" by Arrigo Boito; "The Cunning Little Vixen" by Janacek; "La bohème" by Puccini (director: Franco Zeffirelli); "Tosca" by Puccini (conductor: Daniel Oren); "Carmen" by Georges Bizet (director: Franco Zeffirelli); "Aida" by Verdi (La Scala Opera; Director: Franco Zeffirelli); Messa da Requiem by Verdi (conductor: Daniel Barenboim).
If you wish to find an accommodation near the Tel Aviv Opera, contact Vital Hotel Tel Aviv or call +972-3-777-0025. Many of our best guests are Opera artists, coming from around the world to peform in Tel Aviv. Also among our geusts are opera fans who wish to find a Tel Aviv hotel that's next to the Golda Center, the arts center and the opera. The opera is just a 3-minute walk from the hotel.