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New Yiddish Opera in Tel Aviv

Proof further that the Yiddish-Hebrew language war is over in the Middle East—Rokhl Kafrissen spots word of a new Yiddish opera about the An-sky expedition, premiering in Tel Aviv. If you've seen the production, do write it!


The story on which this new Yiddish opera is based is from the work collected by An-Sky and Rechtman during their famous ethnographic expeditions. Eugene Orenstein gave a great lecture about the topic at klezkanada this summer. The stories they collected, as well as the story of the expedition itself, are incredible.

Lori Cahan-Simon writes:

This is exciting! Daniel Galay, the producer of this opera, and a singer/musician, will be coming to Cleveland for a performance and lecture this Spring.