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A Yiddisher Wagner, NYC, 9 Feb 2017

A Yiddishe Wagner: A work-in-progress

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 7:30 PM
14 St. Y
344 E. 14th St. , NYC

Tickets: $20
Visit: 14streety.secure.force.com

Was Richard Wagner the original author of his operas, or did he steal from a forgotten jewish composer? How would the Ring cycle sound in yiddish? How many 4-hour operas can you make out of jewish mythology?

These are all great questions, the basis for a new opera project currently under development at LABA - a laboratory for jewish culture at the 14th Street Y.

On February 9th we will have a work-in-progress showing during LABALIVE at the theater at the 14th Street Y.
More info: www.labajournal.com/2016/10/meet-fellow-gil-sperling

A Yiddishe Wagner
Created and directed by Gil Sperling
Libretto by Gil Sperling, Amanda Miryem-Khaye Seigel and Jonathan Breit
Musical Direction by Jonathan Breit
Language coaching by Amanda Miryem-Khaye Seigel
Performed by Jessica Schneiderman, Daniel Pincus and Joe Chappel
Lighting Design by Kryssy Wright
LABALIVE producer: David Stallings
LABA artistic director: Ronit Muszkatblit

Featuring the work of Gil Sperling, Keren Moscovitch and Michael Gac Levin. Exploration of jewish texts moderated by Ruby Namdar.

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