Regina Resnik presents "The Historic Ghetto of Venice" at HUC-JIR/New York

Monday, October 1, 2007

World-renowned opera singer, director, and producer Regina Resnik will present a public screening of her documentary film "The Historic Ghetto of Venice" at
HUC-JIR/New York on Wednesday, November 7th at 10:45 am. Resnik directed and produced the documentary with her late husband, Arbit Blatas. 

Resnik, an American mezzo-soprano, earned her B.A. in Music from Hunter College in 1942. In the following decades, she began long associations with the Metropolitan Opera, the San Francisco Opera, and later in London at the Royal Opera House. She is the only singer in operatic history to have sung both the soprano and mezzo-soprano leads in her repertory. 

In the early 1970s, Resnik distinguished herself as a stage director with Blatas, the distinguished Lithuanian-born painter and sculptor. 

Resnik serves as a trustee of the Hunter Foundation, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and has most recently joined the Board of Advisors of CUNY-TV. She has served on the jury of the Peabody Awards for Television and Radio and Hunter College invested her with an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters. 

The documentary screening, followed by a discussion with Resnik, will be held at:

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
One West 4th Street (between Broadway and Mercer Street)
New York City

To RSVP, please call (212) 824-2279 or email Admission is free; Photo ID required. 

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's first institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.