According to Avigail Gotlieb, spokesperson for the Tourism Ministry, an estimated 2,000 tourists arrived in Israel especially for the opera Carmen at Masada. Tourism Ministry invested 1.5M NIS in opera production and promotion. Photos taken 6-6-2012.
The most ambitious production and logistical operation by the Israeli Opera performs Carmen, written by Georges Bizet and conducted by Daniel Orenin, is due to be watched by 50'000 people against the backdrop of the ancient fortress of Masada.
Israeli Opera cast of Carmen, by Georges Bizet, prepares backstage for full dress rehearsal, just one evening before the premiere of a series of five open-air performances in the desert at the base of Massada, Herod’s fortress at the Dead Sea.