A live radio broadcast of the newest Weiser/Kaplan opera!


Be part of the studio broadcast for this live radio program at Jewish Music Week in Toronto, or listen online via Classical 96.3 FM Radio

Friday, June 2, 2023, 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Zoomer Hall, 70 Jefferson Ave.

Tickets are free, but registration is required.

Please CLICK HERE to register to attend this program

You can also listen live: Classical 96.3 FM in Toronto, or online at classicalfm.ca.

The Great Dictionary of the Yiddish Language is a new opera that follows linguist Yudel Mark’s quest to create the famous dictionary that never got past Alef. The musical selections will be performed by three of Toronto’s leading opera singers, and the composer and librettist will be narrating and sharing their story of how the opera was written.

Featuring: Inga Fillipova-Williams (soprano), Rob Kinar (tenor), Paul Winkelmans (baritone)

Alex Weiser creates music with broad gestures and rich textures that combines a deeply felt historical perspective with a vibrant forward-looking creativity. Weiser’s debut album, and all the days were purple, which includes songs in Yiddish and English, was named a 2020 Pulitzer Prize Finalist and cited as “a meditative and deeply spiritual work whose unexpected musical language is arresting and directly emotional.” www.alexweiser.com

Librettist Ben Kaplan creates historically-informed dramatic works that chronicle turning points in history lost to contemporary cultural discourse. The Great Dictionary of the Yiddish Language is Kaplan’s second collaboration with composer Alex Weiser following their opera, State of the Jews, based on the life of Theodor Herzl. He currently serves as Director of Education at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. www.benkaplanlibrettist.com

Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

In Partnership with:

Jewish Music Week

Start Date: June 2, 2023

2:00-3:00 pm

Downtown Toronto

Zoomer Hall, 70 Jefferson Ave.




If accessibility options not listed, please contact the venue to confirm


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