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.
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