In February 2017 Omer Meir Wellber published his first book in German language, together with Ger
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Born in Israel, Omer Meir Wellber maintains close connections with his home country. He is not only a regular guest conductor at the Israeli Opera, but has also been, since 2009, the Music Director of the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra, founded in 1991 to help aid the integration of Jewish immigrants in Israel.
While studying at the Jerusalem Music Academy and in Mendi Rodan's class Wellber already conducted the Israeli Sinfonietta, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon Le’Zion.
Since 2005, Wellber has regularly appeared at the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, where he has conducted, among other works, Verdi’s La Traviata, La Forza del Destino, Il Trovatore, Rigoletto and Un Ballo in Maschera, Puccini’s Turandot and Madama Butterfly, Ponchielli’s La Gioconda, Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, Mozart’s Così fan tutte and The Magic Flute, Boito’s Mefistofele, Gounod’s Faust and Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen. In April 2013 he led a new production of Verdi’s Otello, directed by Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera.
In January and February 2014, Omer Meir Wellber conducted the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in a cycle of eight concerts in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. In November 2014, he will return to the Israeli Opera to conduct Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia and for a symphonic concert with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.