Photo Credit: Acre Opera Festival
The Acre Opera Festival

The Acre Opera Festival will take place for the fourth consecutive year in the Old City’s Crusader Fortress, (a UNESCO World Heritage site), August 3-5, 2017.

Visitors to the festival will enjoy an exceptional cultural experience, thanks to the unique combination of enchanting music, an original production created especially for the festival – and the spectacular setting of the Crusader Fortress.

Acre’s Knights’ Hall / Photo credit: Bo’az Meiri via Wikipedia

The festival is a joint initiative of the Israeli Opera and the Ministry of Tourism via the Old Akko Development Company, the Akko municipality and the Treasures of the Galilee initiative.

The festival program includes a new production of “Giulio Cesare in Egitto” by Georg Frederich Händel, directed by Tomer Zvulun; “Made in Israel,” a tribute concert to the late Israeli singer and songwriter Arik Einstein with operatic renditions by soloists from the Israeli Opera and guest artist Miki Gabrielov; and the “Magic Flute,” an opera for the whole family, sung in Hebrew.

The Tourism Ministry, via the Old Acre Development Company and other government agencies have invested more than $170 million in renovating the Old City of Acre and in restoring the splendor of the city’s history. Thanks to these investments, festival-goers can enjoy the wide array of attractions and entertainment opportunities in the city, in addition to the opera festival.

The Treasures of the Galilee initiative is spearheaded by Raya Strauss Ben Dror, to boost tourism in Western Galilee. To tailor their vacation to best suits their needs, festival-goers can access the initiative’s website.