Deborah Voigt Makes G&S Debut in The Pirates of Penzance in NYC, Launching New MasterVoices/City Center Partnership (Oct 15 & 16)
“Internationally renowned … for her unique combination of exquisite singing and hilarious comic acting” (Vanity Fair), Deborah Voigt might have been made for Gilbert and Sullivan. Yet her starring role in The Pirates of Penzance at New York’s City Center next month marks the Grammy Award-winner’s first foray into the world of Savoy opera. In two performances on October 15 and 16, she joins MasterVoices (formerly the Collegiate Chorale) and its Tony Award-winning artistic director Ted Sperling – her frequent collaborator – as Ruth in a semi-staged production of the Victorian comic classic that launches a new partnership between the choir and venue.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of opening this exciting season with Ted Sperling and MasterVoices at City Center. This will be my first excursion into the music of Gilbert and Sullivan, not to mention my first time singing with pirates (although of course there IS The Flying Dutchman…)! And it’s always a lot of fun to sing a role with some humor to it.”
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