May 6, 2018 at 8:30PM
May 7, 2018 at 7:00PM
Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall

MasterVoices | Orchestra of St. Luke's | Ted Sperling, Conductor

When Orphic Moments premiered at National Sawdust in 2016, 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 countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, soprano Kiera Duffy, soprano Lauren Snouffer, dancer Bobbi Jene Smith, and violinist Keir GoGwilt. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening that brings new insight to a classic tale! 

Make a night of it! Join us for MasterVoices’ Spring Benefit evening on May 7.  Learn more and buy tickets.

Learn more about members of the creative team and the artists in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice and Aucoin’s The Orphic Moment.

Orphic Moments will last approximately 90 minutes.

Orfeo ed Euridice
Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Libretto by Ranieri de’ Calzabigi

The Orphic Moment
Music and Lyrics by Matthew Aucoin

Artists and Creative Team:

Anthony Roth Costanzo, Orfeo
Kiera Duffy, Euridice
Lauren Snouffer, Amore
Bobbi Jene Smith, Principal Dancer
Keir GoGwilt, Solo Violin

Sean Howe, Dancer
Jimmy Johnson, Dancer
Andrew McShea, Dancer
Dan Walczak, Dancer

Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Ted Sperling, Conductor

Anthony Roth Costanzo and Cath Brittan, Producers
Zack Winokur, Stage Director
Douglas Fitch, Scenic Designer
Stacey Berman, Costume Designer
Marcus Doshi, Lighting Designer
Cori Ellison, Dramaturg and Supertitles
Julia Eichten, Movement Director