La Scala brings Verdi's Requiem to Tel Aviv - for free
By Haaretz.com Staff
Daniel Barenboim will conduct more than 200 singers and musicians as part of Tel Aviv's 100th birthday celebration.
Milan's world famous La Scala opera will be performing Verdi's Requiem in Tel Aviv on Thursday night, in a free open-air concert at Yarkon Park.
The bad news is the date, according to the Jewish Calendar. It's in the three weeks between the 17th of Tammuz and the 9th of Av. That's the time of the year, in deference and mourning the destruction of our Holy Temples, it is forbidden to go to attend large events and musical performances. That means that the opera is not the place for Jews to be on that date.