Opera at Tel Aviv's Central Bus Station
After 17 years in Europe, performer/director Gilad Philip Ben-David was compelled to return and transform the much-maligned Central Bus Station into a stage. His new opera opens there this weekend.
It's strange to see the cavernous, usually bustling Tel Aviv central bus station empty and still. That's what happens on Saturday mornings, when all the many entrances are locked and the labyrinthine hulk that combines busy bus terminals and a low-end shopping center resembles a grimy ghost town.