Friday, June 9, 2017

Unexpected Traces in Jewish Places: Welcoming Shabbat with Operatic Versions of Adon Olam


Last Friday, congregants of the Park Avenue Synagogue in New York experienced an unusual conclusion to the Kabbalat Shabbat service.

Peter Gelb, General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera, attended the service, so Cantor Azi Schwartz took some operatic license and and paid tribute to the greatest operatic high tenor arias, incorporating them into his version of Adon Olam.

If you recognize the arias and the operas they come from, please share the information in the comments section below this post.

Here's one to start: La Donna e Mobile, from Verdi's Rigoletto.
And the others????

Enjoy, and Shabbat shalom!


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5 comments:

  1. Changing the tune to opera dilutes the meaning of the prayer.

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  2. Magnificent!
    What a lucky congregation.
    Jack Bloomberg
    Toronto, Canada

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  3. Very inspiring to hear!
    Joseph Pucciatti
    Princeton Junction, NJ

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  4. I would love to have such an inspiring Kabbalat Shabbat here in Jerusalem.

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