Past
Performances

St. John Passion

By Johann Sebastian Bach

February 9, 2017 at 7:00PM | Carnegie Hall

MasterVoices performs Bach’s magnificent choral masterpiece St John Passion in a new English translation, featuring an impressive cast of rising stars and period instrument orchestra New York Baroque Incorporated.

The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing

By Justine F. Chen and David Simpatico

January 12, 2017 at 7:30PM | Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center

A new opera by Justine F. Chen and David Simpatico, The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing  is a historical-fantasia inspired by the life of the groundbreaking computer scientist, Alan Turing.

The Halloween Tree

By Theo Popov and Tony Asaro

October 30, 2016 at 3:00PM | Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center

Adapted from Ray Bradbury’s beloved children’s novel, The Halloween Tree is a new opera commissioned by American Lyric Theater with music by Theo Popov and libretto by Tony Asaro.

27

By Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek

October 20 & 21, 2016 at 8:00PM | New York City Center

A scintillating exploration of the relationship between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek’s opera 27  takes you inside Stein’s Paris salon at 27 Rue de Fleurus, with such guests as Picasso, Hemingway, Matisse, and Fitzgerald.

Bridges

June 5, 2016 at 5:00PM | Ansche Chesed Synagogue

As a part of MasterVoices’ new community outreach program “Bridges – Connecting Communities Through Music”, Artistic Director Ted Sperling, soloists Katie Geissinger and Sachal Vasandani, and diverse community members from Lawrence, Long Island come together to perform Naamah’s Ark, a new MasterVoices commission by composer Marisa Michelson and librettist Royce Vavrek.

Dido and Aeneas

By Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate

April 27 & 28, 2016 at 7:00PM | New York City Center

Tony Award winners Kelli O’Hara and Victoria Clark star in a semi-staged version of Henry Purcell’s tempestuous Baroque opera Dido and Aeneas, led by Ted Sperling.

The Pirates of Penzance

By Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert

October 15 & 16, 2015 at 8:00PM | New York City Center

MasterVoices’ semi-staged presentation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s irresistible 1879 operetta, The Pirates of Penzance, featuring Metropolitan Opera star Deborah Voigt, Douglas Hodge (Tony Award Winner, La Cages aux Folles), and Phillip Boykin (Tony Award Nominee, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess), led by Artistic Director Ted Sperling.