The Team

Fern Braniss, Adv.

Chairman of the Executive

Lawyer, holds an LLB from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an LLM in Public and International Law from the Tel Aviv University and Northwestern University in Chicago. Formerly the Legal Adviser to the World Zionist Organization.

Omer Arieli

Musical Director

Grew up and studied in Florence. Studied conducting at the Music Academies in Jerusalem and Vienna. Worked as coach and assistant conductor at important opera houses and festivals in Austra, at the “Mainfranken Theater” in Würzburg, “Maggio Musicale” in Florence, “Anfiteatro” in Cagliari and many others. Won several competitions (among them the “Belvedere” – Vienna […]

Manon Weizman

One of the founders of the Jerusalem Opera, pianist, graduate of the Music Academy of Geneva, holds an MA in Education from the University of Geneva. A music teacher and choir conductor in the Yefe Nof School in Jerusalem..

Gabriele Ribis

Artistic Adviser

An Italian opera singer, stage director and producer, a graduate of the Accademia Arena di Verona and studied with Raina Kabaivanska and Carlo Meliciani. He has won international competitions and has appeared in the operas of Milan, Rome, Venice, Palermo, Florence, Athens and others. Amongst his roles is Don Alfonso in Cosi Fan Tutte at […]

Dr. Ephraim Chamiel

Born in Jerusalem, holds a degree in Economics and Political Science, an MA in Business Administration and Ph.D in Jewish Thought, all from the Hebrew University. Worked for many years in managerial positions in Bank Leumi. Researcher in Contemporary Jewish Thought, biblical scholar and writer.

Liora Nachmani

Born in Jerusalem. Consultant in Organizational Management, holds a BA and MA in Psychology and Education from the Hebrew University. Has been following and working with the Jerusalem Opera from soon after its establishment.

Joe Weizman

Founder and partner.

Formerly in the banking industry, in management positions in Bank Hapoalim.

Ruth Schiller

Member of the Audit Committee

Tour guide, active in the Jerusalem Opera since its establishment as a member of the Audit Committee and as a tour guide in Jerusalem for the soloists of the Jerusalem Opera and guests.

Shlomo Fox

Chairman of the Audit Committee

Born in Manchester, England. Economist and graduate of the University of Oxford and Sussex. Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Jerusalem Opera.


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