Sunday, March 25, 2:30 P.M.
Regina Resnik, narrator; Katherine Whyte, soprano; Audrey Babcock, mezzo-soprano;
Michael Philip Davis, tenor; Milos Repicky, piano; Annaliesa Place, guest violinist
$25 adults, $20 students/seniors, $15 members
Museum of Jewish Heritage: Edmond J. Safra Hall
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
Crossing All Boundaries is the final concert in a three-year-long retrospective on
Jewish classical song. Presented and narrated by opera legend Regina Resnik, the
program features songs and operas on Jewish themes by famous composers, such as
Kaddish by Ravel, the rarely heard Hebrew songs of Glinka, Mussorgsky, and
Rimsky-Korsakov, the brilliant and evocative Song Cycle on Jewish Folk Poetry by
Shostakovich, and the New York premiere of Letter to Warsaw by Thomas Pasatieri.
Classics by Tchaikovsky, Massenet, and Schubert, sung in Yiddish, and originally
made popular by the great Jewish singers of the past, round out this unique concert.
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.”