Calendar Archive – 2013

Nov 1
2013

Great Performances national telecast of Moby-Dick on PBS.The San Francisco Opera production features Jay Hunter Morris (Ahab), Stephen Costello (Greenhorn), Morgan Smith (Starbuck), Talise Trevigne (Pip), Jonathan Lemalu (Queequeg), Robert Orth (Stubb), Matthew O’Neill (Flask); conducted by Patrick Summers and directed by Leonard Foglia.
Type: Moby-Dick  
Oct 21
2013

here/after (songs of lost voices), a release of double-cd of recent music and songs by Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer released internationally by PentaTone Classics. Performers include tenor Stephen Costello, mezzo Joyce DiDonato, baritone Nathan Gunn, soprano Talise Trevigne, flutist Carol Wincenc, The Alexander String Quartet and many others. Music includes Camille Claudel, Pieces of 9/11, Friendly Persuasions, Rise & Fall, A Question of Light, Fury of Light, Soliloquy.
Type: Release/Broadcast  
Oct 19, 20, 24, 25, 26
2013

ZURICH
European premiere of Three Decembers at Opera in Knopfloch, Zurich, Switzerland; Rosina Zoppi (Maddy), Jeannine Hirzel (Bea), Niklaus Kost (Charlie); conducted by Charl de Villiers; directed by Matthias Fluckiger.
Opera in Knopfloch Type: Three Decembers  
Aug 18
2013

Recital with soprano Heidi Stober, mezzo Susanne Mentzer and tenor William Burden for the Santa Fe Concert Association, 4pm at the Scottish Rite Center, Santa Fe. Program includes Friendly Persuasions (Scheer), From The Book of Nightmares (Kinnell), and The Deepest Desire (Prejean).
Type: Concert  
Jul 22 - 29
2013

Voyage to the Great Lakes with Frederica von Stade and Jake Heggie on the 130-guest Yorktown.
Type: Event  
Jul 1 - 7
2013

Guest Artist/Faculty for SongFest at the Colburn School in Los Angeles.
Type: Event  
Jun 5 - 9
2013

Guest Artist at Vancouver International Song Institute (VISI).
Type: Event  
May 24 - 25
2013

TALLAHASSEE
Three Decembers at Florida State Opera.
Florida State Opera Type: Three Decembers  
May 19
2013

SAN FRANCISCO
Gala recital for Noe Valley Chamber Music with mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, soprano Lisa Delan, Dawn Harms (violin) and Emil Miland (cello) in a program featuring music by Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, Rorem, Getty and Heggie.
Noe Valley Chamber Music Type: Concert  
May 14
2013

SEATTLE
World premiere of “Farewell, Auschwitz!” commissioned by Seattle’s Music of Remembrance; Mina Miller, artistic director. The new work, for three singers and instrumental quintet, is based on lyrics by Polish dissident and Auschwitz survivor Krystyna Zywulska in poetic translations by Gene Scheer. Soprano Caitlin Lynch, mezzo-soprano Sarah Larsen and baritone Morgan Smith perform at Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA.
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Seattle’s Music of Remembrance Type: Two Remain/Out of Darkness/For a Look Or a Touch  
Apr 26 - 27
2013

ASHVILLE
Dead Man Walking at The Modern American Music Project in Ashville, North Carolina; Elise Quagliata (Sister Helen), Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek (Joseph DeRocher), Jane Bunnell (Mrs. DeRocher); David Troy Francis, music director & conductor; Francis Cullinan, director.
The Modern American Music Project Type: Dead Man Walking  
Apr 24
2013

DENTON
World premiere of Ahab Symphony at the University of North Texas in Denton, with tenor Richard Croft and the UNT Orchestra and Chorus led by conductor David Itkin.
University of North Texas Type: Concert  
Apr 15
2013

Publication of the book Heggie & Scheer’s Moby-Dick: A Grand Opera for the 21st Century by Robert K. Wallace (UNT Press). A beautiful, glossy book (240 pages) about the creation of the opera, with interviews from cast and creative team, the complete libretto and more than 150 production photographs by Karen Almond.
Type: Event  
Mar 23 - 24
2013

For A Look Or A Touch performed by The Heartland Men’s Chorus at the Folly Theater in Kansas City, MO with baritone Morgan Smith (Manfred) and actor Kip Niven (Gad).
Type: Two Remain/Out of Darkness/For a Look Or a Touch  
Mar 15 - 18
2013

BOSTON
Dead Man Walking in a new production by Boston Opera Collaborative at the historic Somerville Theatre.
Boston Opera Collaborative Type: Dead Man Walking  
Mar 15 - 17
2013

EUGENE
Dead Man Walking at Eugene Opera; Eugene, OR
Eugene Opera Type: Dead Man Walking  
Mar 9, 12, 14 & 16
2013

MONTREAL
Dead Man Walking at Opera de Montreal featuring Allyson McHardy (Sister Helen), Etienne Dupuis (Joseph DeRocher), Kimberly Barber (Joseph”s Mother), Chantale Nurse (Sister Rose); directed by Alain Gauthier; conducted by Wayne Marshall
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Opera de Montreal Type: Dead Man Walking  
Jan 28
2013

SAN FRANCISCO
Recital with flutist Carol Wincenc at Temple Emanu-El as part of the Music at Meyer Series in San Francisco, CA; music by Bach, Poulenc, Bloch, Debussy, Varèse, Tower and Jake Heggie, with guest mezzo-soprano Quinn Middleman singing The Deepest Desire.
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Music At Meyer Type: Concert  
Jan 11 - 13
2013

FAYETTEVILLE
Dead Man Walking at Fayetteville Opera, University of Arkansas with Lindsey Anderson (Sister Helen) and Daniel Scofield (Joseph DeRocher); Robert Mueller, conductor; Kyle Lang, director.
Opera Fayetteville Type: Dead Man Walking  

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