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.
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]
“…bright and superbly evocative music … with arching melodies that settle into shimmeringly sunny harmonies.”“…a work of inventiveness and expressive urgency… richly textured with a lush overlay atop brisk, tautly structured rhythms.”San Francisco Chronicle (Joshua Kosman) “…a breakneck pace of dramatic intrigue and aural pleasure …a libretto of wickedness, wit and wisdom”“Jake Heggie & Gene [more]