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.
Affectionally known as the “Jewish Pavarotti,” Mizrahi’s repertoire, spanning nine languages, makes his performances unique in the field. He is featured in the PBS special from the Spanish Portuguese Synagogue, Amsterdam in a gala USA/Europe televised performance of “Cantors: a faith in song“, as well as with the legendary jazz pianist, Dave Brubeck and his Quartet in “Gates of Justice” performed most recently at the Brubeck Festival (July 2004) San Francisco, and the Newport Jazz Festival (August 2004) conducted by Russell Gloyd.
Hazzan Mizrahi recently debuted with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Radio Television Orchestra of Spain (Penderecki’s Seven Gates of Jerusalem); New York Philharmonic, MSM Symphony, and New Jersey Symphony (Klezmer Rondos – recorded for the Milken Archive with the Seattle Symphony); N.D.R. Symphony, Hannover (Passionne Sephardie); Atlanta Symphony, Houston Symphony, and Pacific Symphony (The Three Jewish Tenors); Washington Choral Arts Society (Yizkor Requiem – recorded for Naxos); Lithuanian National Symphony (Operatic and Jewish recital); and with the Sinfonia Warshawia (Tanzman’s “The Prophet Isaiah”).
His extensive concert appearances include the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival; Israel Festival in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv; Spitalfields Festival (London-nationally broadcast recital with the BBC Singers); Ravinia Festival and Chicago’s Orchestra Hall (Chants Mystiques [a best selling CD]); the Capitol Rotunda (Washington, D.C. – National Day of Remembrance); memorial concerts at the Cathedrals of Hamburg, Hannover and Berlin); The Voice of Ashkenaz international Jewish music conference (NY); solo recitals for the Indiana University School of Music and Brooklyn Academy of Music; performances with “Zahav” (his Chicago based ensemble) in Chicago, Indianapolis, Macon, Rochester and San Diego; as well as featured soloist in four events of the Milken Archive/JTS jointly sponsored international conference, Only in America (New York-2003). As a founder of the “Sons of Sepharad“, he has sung with them in throughout the United States and London.
Mizrahi is an officer of the Cantors Assembly, on the Board of the Zamir Choral Foundation, Advisory Board of Genesis at the Crossroads and on the faculty of the H.L. Miller Cantorial School-J.T.S., N.Y.