Theodor

  • Israel
  • Musical
  • 2024
  • 120 min.
  • Director(s): Ami Ella
  • Producer(s): Ellacomm

Synopsis

The Israeli Opera proudly presents “Theodor,” an inspiring and visually captivating opera that delves into the life and origin story of Theodor Herzl, the visionary behind the modern State of Israel. Depicting how Herzl’s experiences with rising antisemitism in Europe compelled him to recognize the necessity of a Jewish state, leading to the founding of the Zionist movement. Composed by Yonatan Cnaan and directed by Ido Ricklin , this opera masterfully blends music, theater, and stunning visual elements to portray Herzl’s relentless quest for a Jewish belongingness.

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Credits

Director(s)

Ami Ella

Producer(s)

Ellacomm

Script

Ido Ricklin, Yonatan Cnaan

Cinematography

Itzik Portal

Editor

Ram Shemi

Original Music

Yonatan Cnaan

Cast

Oded Reich, Noam Heinz, Anat Czarny, Shaked Strul, Daniela Skorka, Yair Polishook

Original Language

Hebrew

Subtitles

English, Hebrew

Opera Director

Ido Ricklin

Produced with the help of

Fremantle Israel

Sound Designer

Refi Eshel

Reviews

  • "THEODOR leaves you involved emotionally, intellectually and spiritually, along with the impressive singing, the convincing acting, the precise libretto, and the intuitive and enchanting music."
    - Karyl Charna Lynn, “Opera Now”
  • "A captivating musical drama with a fascinating historical backdrop, superb singers, and inspired direction. The songs will haunt you long after the curtain falls."
    - Yael Shuv, Timeout