HAZZAN ALBERTO MIZRAHI, tenor
Greek-born tenor, Alberto Mizrahi, one of the world’s leading interpreters of Jewish music, is Hazzan of the historic Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago. He has thrilled audiences worldwide in recitals, symphony concerts, and opera. Affectionately known as the “Jewish Pavarotti,” Mizrahi’s repertoire, spanning nine languages, makes his performances unique in the field. He is featured in the PBS gala USA/Europe televised performance of CANTORS: a faith in song, from the Spanish Portuguese Synagogue, Amsterdam, as well as with the legendary jazz pianist, Dave Brubeck, and his quartet, in “Gates of Justice”, recorded for the Milken Archive. Mizrahi has sung with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Radio Television Orchestra of Spain, New York Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony, N.D.R. Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Houston Symphony, Pacific Symphony, L. A. Jewish Symphony, Washington Choral Arts Society at the Kennedy Center, D.C, Lithuanian National Symphony and Sinfonia Warsawia.
Having just performed at the White House Hanukah celebration and with Genesis at the Crossroads in a televised concert in Casablanca, Mizrahi has also recently sung Days of Remembrance (Capitol Rotunda), KAVANAH: tradition and transformation, a seven city Modern Music tour throughout The Netherlands built around him by the Korzo Theater, The Hague; the Krakow Festival (with Theo Bikel), and concerts in Geneva, Switzerland with the Gerard Edery Ensemble, Los Angeles Disney Theater, Bet Shirah (Miami), Cuban Hebrew (Miami Beach), (Bethesda, MD), Temple Beth-El (Birmingham), Temple Israel (NYC), Ahavath Achim (Atlanta), Beth Sholom (Las Vegas), Valley Beth Shalom (Encino), the HALLELU Festival program (Fox Theater, Atlanta) and in Bet El (Mexico City).
Upcoming performances include CANTORS: a faith in song (Ft. Myers, Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro), BIKEL/MIZRAHI at the Harris Theater (Chicago), Israel 60 with the Zamir Choral Fdtn. (Carnegie Hall) and the Cairo Opera House (Egypt).
Alberto’s extensive discography numbers over 25 CDs including six for the Milken Archive on Naxos, ANSHE EMET LIVE, BIKEL & MIZRAHI: OUR SONG, and ALBERTO MIZRAHI: my world, ALBERTO MIZRAHI AT MENUHIN HALL and the AFRO-SEMITIC YIZKOR with the Afro-Semitic Experience.
TO BE RELEASED IN 2008:
Alberto’s World (Ladino, Yiddish, Hebrew)
Alberto Mizrahi at Menuhin Hall (Menuhin School Orchestra, London)
Days of Awe (Anshe Emet Festival Chorus)
Rosh Hashanah Mussaf (Hazzan and Choir for Milken Archive)
Hazzan Mizrahi is an officer of the Cantors Assembly, on the Board of the Zamir Choral Foundation and Advisory Board of Genesis at the Crossroads. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Deborah.