INTONATIONS: Songs from the Violins of Hope (2020) directed by Elena Park and featuring mezzo Sasha Cooke, violinist Benjamin Beilman, the St Lawrence String Quartet and instrumentalists from the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.
From Another Sunrise (2012) World Premiere, Commissioned by Music of Remembrance May 14, 2012 Libretto by Gene Scheer The Transport Caitlin Lynch, soprano
Songs for Murdered Sisters will be released on film (Feb. 19, 2021) and as a digital album (March 5, 2021). The song cycle was conceived not only for voice and piano, but also in a fully orchestrated version. It was co-commissioned by Houston Grand Opera and Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra. The film, directed by [more]
Violinist Daniel Hope was in San Francisco for a week in November 2020 to record episodes of his acclaimed Hope@Home program with the New Century Chamber Orchestra. The final episode featured cameos with composer/pianist Jake Heggie and legendary concert pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Jake joins Daniel about 30 minutes into the video to perform “Crossing” (from [more]
“Farewell, Auschwitz” from Out of Darkness (2016) Commissioned by Music of Remembrance World Premiere, arrangement for child voices – January 27, 2020 Poetry written in Auschwitz by Krystyna Zywluska and adapted by Gene Scheer The Northwest Boychoir, Joseph Crnko director Seattle Girls Choir, Prime Voci, Jacob Winkler director Megan Parker, soprano; Karen Early Evans, mezzo [more]
Sing LOUDER is a new podcast Jake crafted with a crew of opera lovers about the daunting, high-wire act of life as an opera singer. Listen to Episodes Now.
World-renowned mezzo-soprano Susan Graham leads the cast of Opera San José’s first fully-staged digital production, Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers, based on Tony Award winning playwright Terrence McNally’s unpublished play “Some Christmas Letters”. OSJ Resident Artists Maya Kherani and Efraín Solís complete the cast; conducted by Christopher James Ray and directed by Tara Branham. With a [more]
“The Work at Hand” is the second pre-release EP derived from “Unexpected Shadows”, songs composed by Jake Heggie and performed by mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, cellist Matt Haimovitz, with the composer at the piano. ‘The Work at Hand’ sets poetry by the late Laura Morefield, in which she describes the difficult and deeply human experience of [more]
Jake discusses his inspirations, and some of his inspirational compositions are played along with his own recordings in this live “book club for chamber music” hosted by Owen Dalby and Meena Bhasin, artistic directors of Noe Music (formerly Noe Valley Chamber Music). Selections of his recording Recorded May 7, 2020. (This video can be viewed [more]
In 2016, Music of Remembrance unveiled “Out of Darkness” by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer. This 15-minute video takes you behind the scenes of this pathbreaking new opera’s creation and premiere.
Herman Melville’s epic tale of a fierce, obsessive whaling-boat captain who descends into madness and puts his crew in mortal danger is brought to the stage in this thrilling production from San Francisco Opera.
Joyce DiDonato and the Brentano Quartet performed selections from their album, Into the Fire, at The Greene Space at WQXR. November 17, 2018. Joyce DiDonato appears courtesy of Warner Classics. Camille Claudel: Into The Fire 1. Rodin 2. La Valse 3. Shakuntala 4. La petite châtelaine 5. The Gossips 6. L’age mûr 7. Epilogue: Jessie [more]
Acclaimed composer Jake Heggie discusses the creation of his latest opera, Moby-Dick, an epic adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic novel. [2/2012] [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 23545]
World Premiere – Jake Heggie, Full Circle Fifty for Flute, Cello, and Piano Carol Wincenc, flute Brook Speltz, cello Jake Heggie, piano Carol Wincenc 50th Anniversary Season Feb. 6, 2020
Earthrise by Jake Heggie. Commissioned by the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, Aloysia Friedmann, Artistic Director. The work honors Bill Anders, Apollo 8 astronaut, photographer of the iconic photo, OICMF patron, and saw fan. Premiered August, 2017. Performed by Anita Orne (saw) and the Miro Quartet (Daniel Ching – violin, William Fedkenheuer – violin, John [more]
Dead Man Walking at Houston Grand Opera, 2011. Joyce DiDonato, Frederica von Stade, Philip Cutlip, John Packard, Patrick Summers and Anthony Freud discuss HGO’s production of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking. Music by Jake Heggie, Libretto by Terrence McNally, Based on the novel by Sister Helen Prejean.
Acclaimed composer Jake Heggie and San Diego Opera General & Artistic Director Ian Campbell explore the creation of Heggie’s 2010 opera, Moby-Dick, based on Herman Melville’s classic novel, and what went into the composition of this stunning theatrical showpiece. In a lively and engaging conversation, the two discuss Heggie’s artistic process, his unique musical language, [more]
A Hundred Thousand Stars from Two Remain (Out of Darkness), 2016 Jake Heggie, composer; Gene Scheer, librettist Michael Mayes, baritone; Robert Orth, actor. Erich Parce, director; Joseph Mechavich, conductor; MOR Ensemble; Lighting and Scenic Designer: Matthew Antaky; Media Designer: David Murakami; Costumer: Rachel Kunze Wilkie May 26, 2016 San Francisco Conservatory of Music Length of [more]
The “here/after” music trailers spotlight performances from the recording of the double-cd at The Scoring Stage at Skywalker Sound in September and October of 2012. This piece spotlights Joyce DiDonato’s performance of the song “The Gossips” from the composition entitled “Camille Claudel: Into the Fire”. These trailers were produced, directed and edited by Tom Schween [more]