MasterVoices | Orchestra of St. Luke's | Ted Sperling, Conductor
When Orphic Moments premiered at National Sawdust last March, the rave New York Times review ended with a lament: “Why does it run for just two consecutive evenings, and for fewer than 300 people?” We felt the same way! This inventive evening pairs a new dramatic cantata, The Orphic Moment, by young composer Matthew Aucoin, with an innovative staging of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, in a version specially re-conceived for MasterVoices. The effect is a provocative probing of the psychology of Orpheus’ crucial turning point, directed by Zack Winokur with scenic design by Douglas Fitch, featuring soprano Kiera Duffy, dancer Bobbi Jene Smith, and violinist Keir GoGwilt. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening that brings new insight to a classic tale!
Orphic Moments is recommended for ages 10 and up.
Tickets ranging from $30 to $175 will be on sale starting November 20. Member pre-sale begins November 6.
Orfeo ed Euridice
Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Libretto by Ranieri de’ Calzabigi
The Orphic Moment
Music and Lyrics by Matthew Aucoin
Kiera Duffy, Soprano
Keir GoGwilt, Violinist
Bobbi Jene Smith, Dancer
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Ted Sperling, Conductor
Zack Winokur, Director
Douglas Fitch, Scenic Design
Cath Brittan, Production Manager