In order to talk of the role of the Hazzan or Cantor, one must speak about the role of public prayer.
As I had mentioned a few days ago, I had the opportunity and honor of performing with Troupers Light Opera Company in their curtain raiser, “The Magic Knight.” It was through this casting I also got to play “The Boatswain” in Gilbert & Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore.” (Video included!)
Recently, I had the opportunity to perform Victor Herbert’s spoof on Lohengrin, The Magic Knight, with Troupers Light Opera Company. (Video included!)
Let us all find our inner voice, embrace the world and all its challenges. And may our music reach the heavens and inspire us all to make the world whole.
This post was originally written for HUC’s Blog of Continuing Jewish Learning on September 5, 2012. Bonia passed away August 30. He was a great inspiration to me personally, and I was honored and privileged to call him “friend.”
I always enjoy composing when the inspiration hits. Being invited to compose in honor of someone is truly inspiring.