Calendar Archive – 2015

Dec 16
2015

SAN FRANCISCO
Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton sings the West Coast Premiere of Jake Heggie’s The Work At Hand (poetry by Laura Morefield) with cellist Emil Miland and pianist Robert Mollicone. The program also features music by Turina, Chausson, Schubert and Dvorak. Presented by San Francisco Performances at the SF Conservatory of Music.
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San Francisco Performances Type: Premiere  
Nov 19
2015

Soprano Ann Moss gives a full recital of Jake’s songs at Piedmont Piano Company with soprano Heidi Moss, cellist Emil Miland, and pianist Steven Bailey. Jake will be at the piano for a few selections, including the West Coast Premiere of “Newer Every Day: Songs for Kiri.”
Type: Premiere  
Nov. 13, 15
2015

LOUISVILLE
Three Decembers at Kentucky Opera in Louisville, starring Denyce Graves (Madeline Mitchell), Nicole Joseph (Bea) and Carlton Ford (Charlie); conducted by Kostis Protopapas, directed by William Florescu.
Kentucky Opera Type: Three Decembers  
Oct 31, Nov 7, 15, 19, 22 & 28
2015

LOS ANGELES
Moby-Dick produced by the Los Angeles Opera at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Starring Jay Hunter Morris (Ahab), Morgan Smith (Starbuck), Joshua Guerrero (Greenhorn), Musa Ngqungwana (Queequeg), Jaqueline Echols (Pip), Malcolm MacKenzie (Stubb), Matthew O’Neill (Flask). Conducted by James Conlon, directed by Leonard Foglia, sets by Robert Brill, costumes by Jane Greenwood, projections by Elaine McCarthy.
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LA Opera Type: Moby-Dick  
Oct 30, Nov 1, 4, 7 & 15
2015

DALLAS
GREAT SCOTT – World Premiere of the new opera by Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally at The Dallas Opera. Starring Joyce DiDonato (Arden Scott), Ailyn Pérez (Tatyana Bakst), Frederica von Stade (Winnie Flato), Nathan Gunn (Sid Taylor), Anthony Roth Costanzo (Roane Heckle), Kevin Burdette (Eric Gold/Ghost of Bazzetti), Rodell Rosel (Anthony Candolino), Michael Mayes (Wendell Swann). Conducted by Patrick Summers, directed by Jack O’Brien, sets and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Brian MacDevitt, projections by Elaine J McCarthy.
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The Dallas Opera Type: Great Scott  
Oct 16, 17, 23, 24
2015

BLOOMINGTON
Dead Man Walking in a new production at Indiana University, conducted by David Neely, directed by Jose Maria Condemi with designs by Steven Kemp.
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Indiana University Type: Dead Man Walking  
Oct 16
2015

Soprano Ann Moss and pianist Steven Bailey give the East Coast premiere of Newer Every Day: Songs For Kiri at the Longy School in Cambridge, MA
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Sep 12
2015

WASHINGTON
Susan Graham and Jake in recital at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Vocal Arts DC. The program will include the world premiere of a new song cycle by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer based on celebrated objects in the Smithsonian Museum.
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The Kennedy Center Type: Premiere  
June 30, July 2, 3, 4
2015

EDMONTON
Dead Man Walking at the Opera Nuova Festival in Edmonton. Conducted by Rosemary Thomson. Directed by Brian Deedrick.
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Opera Nuova Type: Dead Man Walking  
Jun 2 - 4
2015

LOS ANGELES
Artist faculty for SongFest at the Colburn School in Los Angeles.
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SongFest at The Colburn School Type: Residency  
May 29 - 31
2015

ATLANTA
Three Decembers in a new production at the Atlanta Opera with mezzo-soprano Theodora Hanslowe (Madeline Mitchell), soprano Jennifer Black (Beatrice), baritone Jesse Blumberg (Charlie); directed by Emma Griffin. Alliance Theater, Atlanta, GA
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The Atlanta Opera Type: Three Decembers  
May 18
2015

SAN FRANCISCO
Farewell, Auschwitz performed by Music of Remembrance as part of the Music at Meyer series at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco. Soprano Ava Pine, mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook and baritone Robert Orth join players from the Seattle Symphony on a program that also features After Life, a new one-act opera by Tom Cipullo that imagines Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso after their deaths. Temple Emanu-El at 7:30pm.
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Music At Meyer Type: Out of Darkness/For a Look Or a Touch  
May 15 - 17
2015

The Work at Hand, orchestral premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony, featuring mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton and cellist Anne Martindale Williams, conducted by Michael Francis; Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, PA.
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May 3
2015

Camille Claudel: Into the Fire performed by mezzo-soprano Laura Krumm and the Alexander String Quartet for the Music at Kohl Mansion series, Burlingame, CA.
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Apr 14
2015

LONDON
Camille Claudel: Into the Fire at the Barbican Centre in London; Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano and the Brentano String Quartet, Milton Court Concert Hall, 7:30pm. Jake will be Joyce’s pianist for Reynaldo Hahn’s Venezia in the first half of the program.
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Barbican Centre Type: Camille Claudel  
Apr 1 - 2
2015

SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus performs For A Look or A Touch at Davies Symphony Hall with baritone Morgan Smith and actor Kip Niven, conducted by Tim Seelig. Baritone Hadleigh Adams also performs. Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 8pm.
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San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Type: Out of Darkness/For a Look Or a Touch  
Mar 29
2015

SAN FRANCISCO
A Preview of For A Look or a Touch, presented by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco. 3pm. Free with museum admission.
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San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Type: Out of Darkness/For a Look Or a Touch  
Mar 27 - 28
2015

PHILADELPHIA
The Radio Hour receives its East Coast premiere, performed by The Philadelphia Singers on a program that also features Menotti’s The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore. Conducted by David Hayes with choreography by Sean Curran. Temple Performing Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA.
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Temple Performing Arts Center Type: The Radio Hour  
Mar 27
2015

NEW YORK
Soprano Heidi Stober performs The Book of Nightmares at Carnegie Hall with pianist Craig Terry and cellist David Heiss. Program also features music by Haydn, Schubert, Strauss, Debussy, Chaminade, Reger, Clarke, and Wilder. Weill Recital Hall, 7:30pm
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Carnegie Hall Type: Concert  
Mar 24
2015

A Preview of For A Look or a Touch, presented by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. 7:30pm, Gresham Hall. Free.
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Mar 23 - 27
2015

Artist Residency at University of Northern Iowa
Type: Residency  
Mar 14 - 15
2015

The Radio Hour, performed by VocalEssence in Minneapolis, MN with actress Sarah Agnew; directed by Nikki Swoboda; conducted by Philip Brunelle (artistic director); The Fitzgerald Theater.
Type: The Radio Hour  
Mar 7 - 8
2015

SANTA MONICA
Dead Man Walking at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Opera Parallele presents the Los Angeles premiere of the opera, bringing its San Francisco production to the acclaimed Broad Stage for two performances only.
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The Broad Stage Type: Dead Man Walking  
Feb 27, Mar 1
2015

DAYTON
Dead Man Walking at Dayton Opera, conducted by Jerome Shannon and directed by Gary Briggle, featuring Catherine Martin (Sister Helen), Zachary Gordin (Joseph DeRocher), Margaret Gawrysiak (Joseph’s Mother), Minnita Daniel-Cox (Sister Rose). Schuster Center for the Performing Arts, Dayton, Ohio.
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Center for the Performing Arts Type: Dead Man Walking  
Feb 26
2015

BERKELEY
Camille Claudel: Into the Fire Mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke joins the Berkeley Symphony for the first performance of the newly orchestrated work conducted by music director Joana Carneiro at Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus, 8pm.
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Berkeley Symphony Type: Camille Claudel  
Feb 25
2015

SALT LAKE CITY
The King’s Singers will give the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s a cappella work Stop This Day And Night With Me (poetry by Walt Whitman) – the 2015 Raymond Brock Commission for the National Conference of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) in Salt Lake City, Utah.
American Choral Directors Association Type: Premiere  
Feb 20, 22, 26, 28
2015

EVANSTON
Dead Man Walking at Northwestern University; conducted by Michael Sakir; directed by Michael Ehrmann
Northwestern University Type: Dead Man Walking  
Feb 20 - 22
2015

SAN FRANCISCO
Dead Man Walking at Opera Parallele in San Francisco. The first production in San Francisco since the world premiere in 2000. Jennifer Rivera (Sister Helen), Michael Mayes (Joseph DeRocher), Catherine Cook (Joseph’s Mother), Talise Trevigne (Sister Rose), Robert Orth (Owen Hart); conducted by Nicole Paiement; directed in a bold, new production by Brian Staufenbiel.
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Opera Parallele Type: Dead Man Walking  
Feb 18
2015

Camille Claudel: Into the Fire at Princeton University; Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano and the Brentano String Quartet. Richardson Auditorium at Alexander Hall, 7:30pm.
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Feb 17
2015

NEW YORK
Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton and cellist Anne Martindale-Williams give the world premiere of The Work at Hand: Symphonic Songs based on poetry by the late Laura Morefield, at Carnegie Hall. Co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
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Carnegie Hall Type: Concert  
Feb 5
2015

NEW YORK
Joyce DiDonato and the Brentano String Quartet give the East Coast premiere of Camille Claudel: Into the Fire – the operatic song cycle based on the life and work of the great French sculptor (poetry by Gene Scheer) – at Carnegie Hall in a program that also features music of Debussy and Charpentier. Part of Joyce DiDonato’s Perspective Series at Carnegie Hall.
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Carnegie Hall Type: Camille Claudel  
Jan 25
2015

SAN FRANCISCO
Cellist Emil Miland at Noe Valley Chamber Music with guests Ann Moss, Alison Lovejoy, Joan Nagano, Candace Forest, Liam Wade, Stephen Bailey and Jake Heggie.
Noe Valley Chamber Music Type: Concert  
Jan 21
2015

SAN FRANCISCO
Dead Man Walking: In Conversation/In Performance Opera Parallele and Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco present a fascinating evening about Art and Social Justice with speakers Sister Helen Prejean, Elisabeth Semel, Jeanne Woodford, and performances by mezzo-sopranos Frederica von Stade and Catherine Cook, sopranos Kristin Clayton and Nicolle Foland, Cantor Roslyn Barak, with Jake Heggie at the piano. Also speaking are Opera Parallele artistic director Nicole Paiement and creative director Brian Staufenbiel. Sister Helen Prejean will sign books following the event. 7:00pm at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco. (NOTE: this is a free event, but tickets are required. Reserve through BrownPaperTickets.)
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Music At Meyer Type: Event  

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