Meet the Players, Part 1

On May 6th and 7th at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater,
MasterVoices will bring you ORPHIC MOMENTS – an inventive multi-disciplinary interweaving of
Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice  and Matthew Aucoin’s The Orphic Moment.

Here are a few of the players you’ll meet in the
Gluck portion of the Moment…

Six Things You Might Have Seen Him In: Prince Orlofsky in DIE FLEDERMAUS (Metropolitan Opera) • Giulio Cesare in GIULIO CESARE IN EGITTO (Houston Grand Opera) • Akhnaten in AKHNATEN (Los Angeles Opera) • Prince Go-Go in LE GRAND MACABRE (London Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic) • Farnace in FARNACE(Spoleto Festival USA) • Ixbalanqué in THE INDIAN QUEEN (English National Opera)
Five Words That Critics Have Used to Describe Him: Plush, virile, honeyed, luminous, penetrating.
Six Degrees of MasterVoices: Anthony played the title role in AKHNATEN by Philip Glass, whose TOLTEC SYMPHONY and THE JUNIPER TREE were both given their New York premieres by MasterVoices. We also performed a live-to-film presentation of his score to KOYAANISQATSI with the New York Philharmonic in 2014.

Fun Fact: Anthony’s first professional job was in the Broadway national tour of FALSETTOS when he was just 11 years old!

Six Things You Might Have Seen Her In: Das Erste Blumenmädchen in PARSIFAL (Metropolitan Opera) • Bess McNeill in BREAKING THE WAVES (Opera Philadelphia) • Stella in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Lyric Opera of Chicago) • Venus in LE GRANDE MACABRE (New York Philharmonic) • Despina in COSI FAN TUTTE (Tanglewood) • Cunegonde in CANDIDE (London Symphony Orchestra)
Five Words That Critics Have Used to Describe Her: Gleaming, insightful, unforgettable, crystalline, characterful
Six Degrees of MasterVoices: Kiera made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera under the baton of Alan Gilbert, under whose baton we also sang – and recorded – in 2013 (Dallapiccola’s IL PRIGIONIERO).
Fun Fact: Kiera is also an accomplished pianist, and is married to bass-baritone Jonathan Kimple!

Six Things You Might Have Seen Her In: Gloria in GLORIA – A PIG’S TALE (New York Philharmonic) • Agnès in WRITTEN ON SKIN (Tanglewood, Opera Philadelphia) • Ellie May Chipley in SHOWBOAT (Houston Grand Opera) • Eoa in A TRIP TO THE MOON (Los Angeles Philharmonic) • Pamina in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (Seattle Opera) • Donna Elvira in DON GIOVANNI (Moscow Chamber Orchestra)
Five Words That Critics Have Used to Describe Her: Versatile, lovely, pure, rich-toned, sweet-voiced
Six Degrees of MasterVoices: Lauren premiered the role of Addie Mills in THE HOUSE WITHOUT A CHRISTMAS TREE by Ricky Ian Gordon – MasterVoices gave New York premieres to his operas 27 (2016) and THE GRAPES OF WRATH (2010).
Fun Fact: Lauren was born in Austin, Texas and is married to baritone Mark Diamond!

Don’t Miss the Moment 
May 6 at 8:30pm | May 7 at 7:00pm
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