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Ted Sperling, Artistic Director


  • Mainstage
  • Oct 20 - 21, 2016
  • Tickets start at $30 

  • Overview

    MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will open its 75th anniversary season with the New York premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek’s 27, featuring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Stober, Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, Daniel Brevik, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Conducted by Ted Sperling and directed by James Robinson, 27 explores the relationship between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, who hosted regular salon evenings at their Paris home at 27 Rue de Fleurus, with such guests as Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald, May Ray, Henri Matisse, and Ernest Hemingway.

    Originally commissioned by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, 27 received its world premiere in June 2014. For the New York premiere, Gordon has specially added new sections for the MasterVoices chorus.

    Click here to learn more about the world of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. For more information about MasterVoices, visit

  • Photos

  • Videos

    • 2014 "27" Audience Reaction Video

    • Ricky Ian Gordon's “27” — MasterVoices presents a new opera about Gertrude Stein

  • Cast & Credits

    Music by Ricky Ian Gordon
    Libretto by Royce Vavrek

    Starring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Stober, Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik
    Featuring MasterVoices (Formerly The Collegiate Chorale) and Orchestra of St. Luke’s

    Conducted by Ted Sperling
    Directed by James Robinson

    Scenic Designer: Allen Moyer
    Costume Designer: James Schuette
    Lighting Designer: James F. Ingalls

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