Setting the Stage, Staging the Voice: On Directing Weill and Brecht's Der Jasager (The Yes Sayer)
Michal Grover-Friedlander teaches at Tel Aviv University. She has written two books: Vocal Apparition: The Attraction of Cinema to Opera (Princeton University Press) was awarded one of Choice’s outstanding academic titles for 2005 and Operatic Afterlives (Zone books, 2011). She has also co-edited an interdisciplinary book about the voice and the gaze (Resling, 2002 in Hebrew). She has written numerous articles and received several grants (Yad Hanandiv, Institute for Advanced Studies Princeton, The Israel Science Foundation and the Kurt Weill Foundation). Her most recent book length project is about staging voices in opera and music theater. Since 2005, Grover-Frielander has been directing opera in Italy Germany and Israel and in 2011 she has founded the opera group Ta Opera Zuta.