From Another Sunrise (2012) World Premiere, Commissioned by Music of Remembrance May 14, 2012 Libretto by Gene Scheer The Transport Caitlin Lynch, soprano
“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]
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digital production, Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers, based on Tony Award winning playwright Terrence McNally’s unpublished play “Some Christmas Letters”.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]
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]
Soprano Lilian Farahani and pianist Maurice Lammerts van Bueren perform the complete Eve-Song (texts by Philip LIttell) and the opera scene At The Statue of Venus (libretto by Terrence McNally) on this acclaimed new all-Heggie recording from Zefir Records in Amsterdam. CD available on Amazon.com. See the recording’s trailer:
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.