BROADCAST PREMIERE (Metro New York)
Regina Resnik Presents Covert or Convert
~ A powerful expression of the Jewish spirit ~
CUNY TV Channel 75
Monday, October 20, 2008 10 p.m.
For RCN Cableviewers: Channel 77
Regina Resnik, narrator
Darynn Zimmer, soprano
Michael Philip Davis, tenor
Charles Robert Stephens, baritone
Vlad Iftinca, piano
David Leisner, guitar
Directed by Regina Resnik
Conceived and Written by Michael Philip Davis
Regina Resnik Presents Covert or Convert (running time: 58:07) is the second in a
three-part series on Jewish classical song entitled Colors of the Diaspora.
Narrated on-screen by operatic legend Regina Resnik, and illuminated by inspired
graphics and English subtitles, Covert or Convert pays homage to Jewish composers
who converted to Christianity but who wrote on Jewish themes, and the composers who
did not convert, but wrote on Jewish themes in secret, often at the risk of their
lives. Featuring five U.S. premieres a powerful expression of the Jewish spirit
from the 12th century through the Holocaust.