24 April 20:00
Alma was one of the first musicians to take part in a FRAMED event, when those were still happening at Yael apartment (Framed #5, 2017). A gifted soprano, Alma has been a soloist at the Komische Oper, Berlin since 2014. What makes her special to us is the range and variety of voices she has mastered, and how her graceful and humble character melds with her mesmerising charisma on stage.
Alma will be accompanied by Mark McNeill on Piano. The two met at the Komische Oper and formed a strong friendship and musical connection. The original plan was a program of french songs, however when the rehearsing started Alma felt that she wanted to sing something else, something more personal, a show she would have fun preparing and performing. With this in mind they put together a collection of pieces that takes a journey through Jewish composers and the Yiddish language. From Mendelssohn and Mahler who had to hide their identity in order to work at the time, to Paul Abraham who composed through both World Wars and was an innovator by combining jazz interlude into his operettas. As Alma told me: “We love working on this program, thinking in the voices of all those composers, and deepening our friendship through the music and the text; getting to the core of those pieces which might be the core of every work of art; love, spirituality, fear death, beauty, heartbreak and nature.
At the artists’ request all donations will go to support B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human’ Rights in the Occupied Territories striving to end Israel’s occupation, recognizing that this is the only way to achieve a future that ensures human rights, democracy, liberty and equality to all people, Palestinian and Israeli alike, living on the bit of land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.
The performing artists maintain a safe distance from the audience
The seats are arranged to accommodate social distancing
The amount of tickets for each event has been drastically reduced
We keep a list of all attendees’ contact details
All personnel and guests must cover their mouth and nose when not seated
We make sure that the air is circulated at regular intervals