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Mosheh: a VideOpera Yoav Gal

Mosheh Slideshow

5 minutes with Composer Yoav Gal & Director Kameron Steele on the music & mythology behind Mosheh

Funding

Mosheh was originally commissioned by Kaufman Center - Merkin Concert Hall with generous support from Denise Simon, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Funded in part through Meet The Composer's MetLife Creative Connections program.

Mosheh: a VideOpera played from January 26 to February 5, 2011 in the Mainstage Theatre. 

About the show

All arts converge in this stunning original opera that traces the formation of the legendary figure Moses. Four female figures are brought to the forefront of the Biblical story: the women who nurtured and protected him from birth. Otherworldly costumes and saturated video projection surround the five vocalists, single actor and nine-piece orchestra, who realize the intensity and fervor of Gal's composition.

Mosheh is the mythic tale of Moses, reimagined as a contemporary urban hallucination.

Credits

Director Kameron Steele
Music direction and piano Yegor Shevtsov

Mosheh Nathan Guisinger 
Bitia Heather Green
Zipporah Beth Anne Hatton
Yocheved Judith Barnes
Miriam Hai-Ting Chinn
Voice of God, 
Assistant Music Direction Wesley Chinn

Flute Margaret Lancaster
Clarinet Alejandro Acierto
Saxophone Argeo Ascani
Percussion Peter Wise
Violin Olivia De Prato and Josh Modney
Viola Victor Lowrie
Cello Mariel Roberts

Video design by Yoav Gal
in collaboration with  Mirit Tal
Set design by Andreea Mincic and Yoav Gal
Costume design by Yoav Gal,
in collaboration with Heather Green
Projection system design by Mirit Tal
Lighting Design by Ayumu “Poe” Saegusa
Stage Management  Cat Coffey

Show Press

“[a] compellingly idiosyncratic meditation on Moses ”
— Allan Kozinn, The New York Times
“this multimedia theatrical event will take you on a fantastical journey of the senses”
— nytheatre.com
“Gal's rhythmically intense and beautifully heartfelt music should reward open-minded listeners”
— James Jorden. The New York Post
“Think Robert Wilson...maybe. More to the point, check it out and prepare to be impressed”
— Jon Sobel, Blogcritics Culture