In preparation for Christmas and the New Year, Tsippi Fleischer is proud to present the premiere production of her grand opera Adapa (sung in Akkadian). Prof. Shlomo Izre'el, who studied the ancient Akkadian myth, wrote the libretto after the original sources - with a dramaturgical plan devised by Yoseffa Even Shoshan and Tsippi Fleischer. On the basis of the ancient, obscure and enigmatic myth, Fleischer created a symbolic, sensuous drama. The international team of performers - soloists Stefan Goergner, Amnon Seelig and Eyal Edelmann, the Czech Baroque Ensemble Choir and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Petr Vronsky - were joined by a team of audio producers and engineers, costume and set designers, painters and photographers. Together, they created a lavish, colourful production, in the innovative format of a video opera.
We are also happy to announce that the opera has just been published by the Israel Music Institute
- in full score, in vocal score and in parts.
For over a year, the video-opera production was screened in varied locations in Israel and abroad, before diverse audiences, starting with the 2016 Israeli Music Celebration at the Tel Aviv Museum. It has evoked enthusiastic applaud. Now, more than one year after the premiere screening, we are proud to present the full production on YouTube in cinematic quality. A short film about the myth, the opera and the production can be viewed here; the full opera can be viewed here. A complete audio recording can be heard, and downloaded here.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We are happy to announce that on November 14, 2017, the Belcanto Frankfurt Ensemble
will perform Fleischer's piece Appeal to the Stars
in a festive concert at Ran Beron("Stricker") Tel Aviv, 20:30. The ensemble arrives from Frankfurt for the purpose of taking part in VoxFeminae 5 Festival. Appeal to the Stars
is performed in Akkadian with the usage of exotic percussions.
Concert program is attached.
View previous performances here
The next day, The Contemporary Quartet
as part of another concert in the above mentioned festival, at Beit Hayotzer, Tel Aviv Port (Hangar 22), 19:00.
Entrance price is 50 NIS for each concert. Tsippi Fleischer's friends who are interested in attending these concerts will contact her through this email address not later than November 11, 2017, so she can welcome them, free of charge, at the entrance.
We are also happy to announce a substantial expansion of the Publications sections in Tsippi Fleischer's website. We have added several articles about Fleischer and her music, interviews with her, and articles and papers by her. These additions include a comprehensive Master's thesis about the Beatles
a comparative analysis of female self-sacrifice in Classical operas,
comparing Cherubini's Medea with Gluck's Alcestic and Beethoven's Leonore (in Fidelio), 1995 (also in German)
; as well as Memories-Diary of Coptic Egypt
(1994-1996) (in Hebrew).
The year of 2017 is featured by a revival of early chamber works by Tsippi Fleischer.
Song no. 4 from Girl Butterfly Girl was performed 26 April 2017 by the Soprano Sivan Keren at the Teiva, Yafo, as part of the 4th Vox Feminae Festival initiated and produced by the Israeli Women Composers Forum.
Ten Fragments for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon was performed 18 May 2017 by "Trio de Canyes Vidalbe" (Oboe - Dolors Almirall, Clarinet - Queralt Roca, bassoon - Lleonardo Castello) in Barcelona during a special concert devoted to contemporary music composed for these three instruments as an ensemble.
In Chromatic Mood for piano solo will be performed 14 September 2017 by Hagai Yodan in a recital devoted to Contemporary Israeli music for piano and harpsichord entitled "Now". The concert will take place at the "Ran Beron" concert hall (Stricker, Tal Aviv), 20:30;free admission. This recital is produced by the Israeli Composers League.
We are happy to announce, on this occasion, the 8th visit of Ensemble Belcanto - Frankfurt as guest of the 5th Vox Feminae Festival initiated and produced by the Israeli Women Composers Forum. Appeal to the Stars will be performed by this group at the "Ran Beron" concert hall (Tal Aviv), conducted by the Mezzo Soprano Dietburg Spohr, 14 November 2017. The Israeli Women Composers Forum will distribute additional information towards the festival in November. This piece, sung in Old Babylonian, is performed involving exotic percussion. It was commissioned by this group, who presented its world premiere performance November 1995 in Israel (http://www.tsippi-fleischer.com/video26.html).