Meet the Orphists

Meet some of the polymath creative team behind Orphic Moments (May 6 & 7 , 2018 at Jazz at Lincoln Center), a wildly imaginative, musically lush spectacle. Catch these rising stars while you can!


Things You Might Have Seen: LA CALISTO (The Juilliard School, 2017) • A STUDY ON EFFORT (Luminato Festival, 2016) • MOST OF THE BOYS (Royal Opera House, 2013) • SVADBA (Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, 2015)

Feature Articles You Might Have Read: “Director Zack Winokur Sees a New Future for Opera” (Vogue), “When Disciplines Collide” (Opera News)

What Else Does He Do?: director, choreographer, dancer, co-director of American Modern Opera Company (AMOC)

Six Degrees of MasterVoices: Zack choreographed and performed in a production of DIDO AND AENEAS at St. John’s Smith Square in May 2016, featuring Dame Ann Murray. Just one month earlier, MasterVoices presented a production of DIDO at New York City Center, featuring Victoria Clark and Kelli O’Hara.

Fun Fact: Zack created a surprise performance for Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 82nd birthday in the Supreme Court!


Things You Might Have Seen: CROSSING (BAM Next Wave Festival, 2017) •​ SECOND NATURE (Lyric Opera of Chicago, 2015) • EVIDENCE (Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, 2016) • MERRILL SONGS (Carnegie Hall, 2016) • resolve (New York Philharmonic Biennale, 2016)

Feature Articles You Might Have Read: Opera’s Greatest 25-Year-Old Hope” (New York Times); “Portrait of a Prodigy” (Wall Street Journal)

What Else Does He Do?: composer, conductor, pianist, librettist, poet, co-director of American Modern Opera Company (AMOC)

Six Degrees of MasterVoices: Aucoin’s THREE WHITMAN SONGS received its NY premiere at the National Opera Center in 2013. In 2001, MasterVoices gave the NY Premiere to another piece set to text by Walt Whitman – Ned Rorem’s NOW VOYAGER.

Fun Facts: In 2014 he was summoned to Chicago to conduct the Chicago Symphony – filling in for maestro Pierre Boulez!

(Scenic Designer)

Things You Might Have Seen: PETER AND THE WOLF IN HOLLYWOOD (Kennedy Center, 2017) • PETRUSHKA (Barbican, 2015) • LE GRAND MACABRE (New York Philharmonic, 2010) • HANSEL AND GRETEL (Los Angeles Opera, 2006)

Feature Articles You Might Have Read: Their Next Big Thing is Actually Small” (New York Times), “How We Brought Petrushka to Life” (The Guardian)

What Else Does He Do?: designer, director, architect, chef, furniture designer, puppeteer

Six Degrees of MasterVoices: In 2005, Fitch directed and designed the set for TURANDOT at the Santa Fe Opera under the baton of Alan Gilbert; MasterVoices recorded Dallapiccola’s IL PRIGIONIERO with Gilbert in 2013. (And gave the Luciano Berio ending of TURANDOT its NY Premiere in 2006!)

Fun Facts: Fitch designed the interior of violinist Joshua Bell’s New York residence, is a graduate of both Harvard and the École de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris, and for several years made historic dada-esque Orphic Feasts – works of art in edible media, Check out the amazing photos at!

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Sunday, May 6 at 8:30pm
Monday, May 7 at 7pm
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater