Regina Resnik Presents: Covert or Convert?

Sunday, April 2, 2:30 PM

Regina Resnik Presents: Covert or Convert?
A Powerful Expression of the Jewish Spirit

Regina Resnik, narrator; Darynn Zimmer, soprano; Michael Philip Davis, tenor;
Charles Robert Stephens, baritone; Vlad Iftinca, piano

This unique program features the work of Felix Mendelssohn and Anton Rubinstein,
converts to Christianity, and Otto Klemperer, a convert back to Judaism, along with
unheralded Jewish composers who wrote covertly during the Inquisition, under
Communism, and in the Holocaust. Works by Aldo Finzi, Pavel Haas, Mieczyslaw
Weinberg and others will have their premieres in the Museum’s Edmond J. Safra Hall.
All of them are powerful expressions of the Jewish spirit. Presented and narrated by
opera legend Regina Resnik.
$20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 members/students
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
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Regina Resnik has had an opera career spanning more than 60 years and more than 80
roles in the great international opera houses. She became famous for roles such as
Carmen and Mistress Quickly. In 1987, Regina Resnik made her musical theater debut
as Fraülein Schneider in Cabaret with Joel Grey, for which she received a Tony Award
nomination. Since 1997, she has been the host and narrator of the concert series
“Regina Resnik Presents” – which she co-founded and co-produces with her son, tenor
and stage director, Michael Philip Davis. The series has become an important
presence in New York musical life, having offered such diverse programs as
“Beethoven in Song,” “The Gypsy in Classical Song,” and “The Classic Kurt Weill”