ZACH FINKELSTEIN, in the five years since leaving his political consulting career, has performed across North America and the UK as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Sadler's Wells, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Benaroya Hall, and New York City Center. Recently hailed by Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times as a “compelling tenor,” the American-Canadian made his New York City Opera debut in April 2013 as Mambre in Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto, a production the New York Times dubbed one of the Top 10 classical events of 2013. In addition to Acis and Galatea with the Mark Morris Dance Group, another 2014-15 season highlight includes his debut with the Seattle Symphony as tenor soloist in the Mozart Requiem with conductor Ludovic Morlot conducting. In November 2014, Finkelstein records Threshold, an album of new music with the internationally renowned Scharoun Ensemble in Berlin. This Innova label album will feature compositions by Prix-de-Rome winner and fellow Tanglewood alum Jesse Jones. Acis and Galatea marks Finkelstein’s sixth project with MMDG. Previous collaborations have included: Stravinsky's Renard at Lincoln Center and Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood Music Center; Satie's Socrate, (“impeccably sung”, Seattle Times); Irish and Scottish folk songs arranged by Ludwig van Beethoven (The Muir); and Virgil Thomson's Four Saints in Three Acts and Beethoven's A Choral Fantasy at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.