From Mozart to Mameloshn: in Conversation with Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell
Anthony Russell /USA
Four years after his San Francisco Opera debut and two years after his conversion to Judaism, Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell decided to devote himself to the music of Sidor Belarsky (1898-1975) one of the twentieth century's most prolific performers of chazzanut, Chassidic nigunim and Yiddish art song. In a moderated interview, Anthony discusses his journey from his African-American, Christian and operatic roots in to the rich, vibrant world of Ashkenazi Jewish culture and Yiddish song.
Anthony Russell is a vocalist, composer and arranger specializing in Yiddish art and folk song. Anthony's work in Jewish music has brought him to Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Tel Aviv and, recently, to the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.