Calendar Archive – 2007

November 18, 20, 22, 24,
2007
Dead Man Walking at Opera Ireland.   A new production by Thomas de Mallet Burgess, conducted by Bruno Ferrandis with Charlotte Hellekant (Sister Helen), Marcus De Loach (Joseph) and Virginia Kerr (Joseph's Mother).
October 26, 27 & 28,
2007
Dead Man Walking at the University of Colorado, Boulder. First university production.
October 21,
2007
Recital with Frederica von Stade in Carmel, CA. Presented by the Carmel Music Society.
October 12,
2007
Jake performs in San Francisco Performances 28th Season Gala Concert with soprano Heidi Grant Murphy and Quartetto Gelato at Yerba Buena Theater, San Francisco, CA.
Sept 27 – Oct 15,
2007
Dead Man Walking in Sydney, Australia. New production. Cast includes Teddy Tahu Rhodes (Joe), Catherine Karby (Sister Helen), Elizabeth Campbell
(Mrs. DeRocher).
September 26, 29, October 2, 4, 7, 10,
2007
Dead Man Walking at the historic Theater an der Wien. Kristine Jepson (Sister Helen), Mel Ulrich (Joseph), Frederica von Stade (Mrs. De Rocher). Sian Edwards conducts the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir. Nikolaus Lehnhoff directs his production from Dresden.
Sept 23 – Oct 24,
2007
Soprano Kiri Te Kanawa performs Jake's song “Final
Monologue from Master Class” (text by McNally) as part of her farewell recital tour program. 9/23 in Vancouver (Orpheum Theatre); 9/26 in Calgary (Jubilee Auditorium); 9/29 in San Rafael, CA (Marin Center); 10/2 in Costa Mesa, CA (Segerstrom Hall); 10/5 in Davis, CA (Mondavi Center); 10/11 in New York, NY (Carnegie Hall); 10/14 in Boston, MA (Symphony Hall); 10/20 in Toronto (Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall); 10/24 in Philadelphia (Verizon Hall); 10/27 in Schenectady, NY (Proctor's Theatre).
September 8 – Jan 27,
2007
Dead Man Walking in Hagen, Germany.
September 3 & 6,
2007
Dead Man Walking at the Dresden Semperoper.
August 8,
2007
World premiere of Facing Forward/Looking Back, duets
for women with piano, at the Ravinia Festival Steans Institute.
June 29,
2007
Master class and concert at the Long Leaf Opera Festival in Chapel Hill, NC.
June 18,
2007
Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and Jake give a private recital at the home of Bruce Walker to benefit theMerola Opera Program.
June 10-15
2007
Guest artist at SongFest in Malibu, CA.
June 5 & 6,
2007
To Hell and Back at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL. Singers Patti LuPone and Isabel Bayrakdarian perform with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, conductor.
May 18,
2007
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato sings a new song by Jake to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Merola Opera Program and celebrate the life of James Schwabacher. Jake accompanies at the piano.
May 13,
2007
Gala Concert to benefit Noe Valley Chamber Music in San Francisco. Jake accompanies singers Marnie Breckenridge, Nicolle Foland, Ann Moss and many others in a special program of favorite arias, songs and chamber music.
May 7,
2007
Music of Remembrance and baritone Morgan Smith give the world premiere of For a Look or a Touch (texts by Gene Scheer) a new work for baritone and chamber ensemble about the persecution of homosexuals during the Holocaust, based on interviews from the award-winning documentary “Paragraph 175.” Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall, Seattle.
April 30,
2007
Master Class at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Jake and Ricky Ian Gordon coach their songs.
April 29,
2007
“Theater in Song: Music by Jake Heggie and Ricky Ian Gordon” at Cal Performances, Berkeley. With special guest artist Frederica von Stade. Jake and Ricky accompany a number of singers and instrumentalists in a program of their latest work. The program includes the West Coast premieres of Jake's At the Statue of Venus (McNally) sung by Kristin Clayton.
April 21-29,
2007
A new production of The End of the Affair at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. The cast includes Emily Pulley (Sarah), Keith Phares (Maurice), Joyce Castle (Mrs. Bertram), and Robert Orth (Parkis). Ward Holmquist conducts and Kristine McIntyre directs.
April 19, 22, 27 & 30,
2007
Dead Man Walking at Dresden's SemperOper, Germany. A revival of the new production by Nikolaus Lehnhoff, conducted by Stefan Anton Reck.
April 14,
2007
Frederica von Stade and Jake Heggie in recital inWestchester, PA.
March 29,
2007
World premiere of Jake's song cycle Rise and Fall
(poetry by Gene Scheer) at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. Soprano Constance Rock with Jake at the piano.
March 12-15,
2007
Guest Artist at the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, TN.
Feb. 24,
2007
Scenes for Dead Man Walking at Pasadena Presbyterian
Church with commentary by Sister Helen Prejean. Jake accompanies and narrates between scenes. Soloists include mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzman as Mrs. De Rocher.
January
2007
Scandinavian premiere of Dead Man Walking continues at the Malmö Opera in Sweden.  Fourteen performances in a new production starting November 20, 2006.