October 25, 2022 at 8:00pm | ROSE HALL AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER
Our intimate and lyrical English-language production of CARMEN is back! Originally scheduled for March 2020, director Sammi Cannold (Encores’ Evita, Forbes’ 30 Under 30) helms a new cast including Ginger Costa-Jackson as Carmen, Terrence Chin-Loy as Don José, Mikaela Bennett as Micaëla, and John Brancy as Escamillo. Sung in its original Opéra Comique version, with dialogue rather than recitative, our production marks the NY Premiere of this fiery and dramatic translation – written by Broadway legend Sheldon Harnick, originally commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera.
Featuring Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the MasterVoices Chorus conducted by MV Artistic Director Ted Sperling, along with flamenco-infused choreography by Argentinian-born choreographer Gustavo Zajac, get ready for a gorgeous Carmen in all its musical and theatrical glory!
O How Good
March 23, 2023 at 7:00pm | CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE
Ted Sperling, Conductor
Join us for a spiritually inclusive, gratitude-themed concert featuring Ernest Bloch’s SACRED SERVICE and Kurt Weill’s KIDDUSH, as well as the world premiere of a newly commissioned piece by Jerusalem-born composer Daniel Rein (OUR AMERICA), whose work is known for blending Jewish, Christian, and Islamic motifs. Taking place at the architecturally renowned 1400-seat Central Synagogue, the performance will feature baritone Justin Austin (INTIMATE APPAREL, OUR AMERICA), house organist David Strickland, and Senior Cantor/tenor Daniel Mutlu.
O How Good will honor the life of beloved Board member Lois Conway, who passed in April 2022. By showcasing emerging stars and a cross-cultural musical world, this concert is a manifestation of the many things she held dear.
(Or the peer and the peri)
May 3, 2023 at 7:00pm | CARNEGIE HALL
Casting to be announced soon!
Ted Sperling, Conductor
IOLANTHE’s battle of the sexes pits members of Britain’s House of Lords against the Fairy Queen and her kin. Out-of-touch male elites making rules that dominate a tranquil civilization of women… what could possibly go wrong? Our production will honor “one of Sullivan’s finest scores” (The New York Times) with lush orchestration and top vocal talent from the worlds of opera and Broadway.
Read the full press release for MasterVoices 2022-23 concert season!