Complete live recording of the world premiere at Houston Grand Opera, featuring William Burden (George Bailey), Talise Trevigne (Clara the Angel) and Andrea Carroll (Mary Bailey). Patrick Summers leads the Houston Grand Opera orchestra and chorus. The recording is on the PentaTone American Operas label and available in CD and/or MP3 format at Pentatone Music [more]
“It’s A Wonderful Life Soars“ Houston Chronicle “Stunningly new” Houston Arts+Culture “Heggie’s most delightful concoction” TheaterJones PUBLISHING & RIGHTS Bill Holab Music is agent for the sales and rentals of the score to Its A Wonderful Life. Published by Bent Pen Music, Inc. (BMI) For information on Grand Rights: Don Erik Franzen, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org. [more]
The first recording of Jake’s choral music is performed by the spectacular John Alexander Singers and the great American mezzo-soprano, Susan Graham. It features the premiere recordings of Heggie & Scheer’s choral opera, The Radio Hour, as well as settings of texts by Dickinson, Amy Lowell, and the hymn from the opera Dead Man Walking. [more]
“A HUGE SUCCESS WITH A BRIGHT FUTURE” TheaterJones “DEEPLY MOVING AND MUSICALLY BRILLIANT” WQXR Operavore “FUNNY, TOUCHING AND ENDLESSLY ENTERTAINING” D Magazine “GREAT SCOTT IS A GREAT NEW OPERA, HILARIOUS, ENDEARING, SOPHISTICATED, PROFOUND…” Opera Warhorses “A MAGNIFICENT AND GLORIOUS CREATION” The Dallas Voice PUBLISHING & RIGHTS Bill Holab Music is agent for the sales and [more]
A CD of three of Jake’s works for Seattle’s Music Of Remembrance. (Mina Miller, artistic director). Librettist Gene Scheer. Soprano Caitlin Lynch, Mezzo-Soprano Sarah Larsen and Baritone Morgan Smith are joined by instrumentalists from the Seattle Symphony for three one-act operas. Zart Domburian-Eby (flute), Laura DeLuca (clarinet), Mikhail Shmidt (violin), Walter Gray (cello), Jonathan Green [more]
One Act Opera for Chamber Choir, Silent Actress and Instruments (flute, clarinet, alto sax, percussion, piano, violin, cello, bass). Commissioned by Pacific Chorale, VocalEssence, Conspirare, Philadelphia Singers. First Performance: John Alexander Singers with actress Eve Himmelheber; John Alexander, conductor; James Taulli, director; May 18, 2014 at Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa, CA.
Out of Darkness: Two Remain (2016) is an opera in two acts with libretto by Gene Scheer, based in part on the true stories of two Holocaust survivors: the Polish dissident Krystyna Zywulska (1914-1993) and the gay German Jew, Gad Beck (1923-2012). Source material for the libretto includes documents and journals in the US Holocaust [more]
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Talise Trevigne: At the Statue of Venus Featuring Music by Jake Heggie and Glen Roven (GPR) The dazzling soprano Talise Trevigne in her first solo CD. Music includes the first complete recording of Jake’s At The Statue of Venus with libretto by Terrence McNally. The recording also features Glen Roven’s “Santa Fe Songs,” and Jake’s [more]
Soprano Cheryl Barker sings opera arias in English, including a scene from Jake’s The End of the Affair, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra led by David Parry. The CD can be previewed and/or ordered from Amazon.com
A recording featuring music of Jake Heggie, Gerard Schwarz and Lori Laitman. Baritone Morgan Smith (Manfred) and veteran baritone Julian Patrick (Gad) are joined by a quintet of extraordinary instrumentalists for this theatrical song cycle commissioned by Seattle’s Music of Remembrance (Mina Miller, artistic director). Librettist Gene Scheer based his text on true stories told [more]