May 6 at 8:30PM & May 7 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 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 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! 

Orphic Moments is recommended for ages 10 and up.

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

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

The Orphic Moment
Music and Lyrics by Matthew Aucoin

Anthony Roth Costanzo, Countertenor
Kiera Duffy, Soprano
Lauren Snouffer, Soprano
Keir GoGwilt, Violinist
Bobbi Jene Smith, Dancer

Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Ted Sperling, Conductor
Zack Winokur, Director
Douglas Fitch, Scenic Designer
Anthony Roth Costanzo and Cath Brittan, Producers
Cori Ellison, Dramaturg