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:
Merola Opera Program presents the world premiere of If I Were You an opera in two acts by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer, opening at the Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, August 1-6. Watch now to learn the story of If I Were You and meet characters Fabian and Brittomara. Tickets and more information [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.
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]
Composer Jake Heggie plays excerpts from and talks about his new chamber opera Three Decembers. The West Coast premiere is presented by Cal Performances and the San Francisco Opera. The opera stars mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade and is about the loving but often-strained relationship between a famous actress and her two grown children. “Heggie has [more]
You NEVER know WHO is going to DROP IN to Rehearsal at SF Opera! World renowned Mezzo-Soprano, Frederica von Stade and Composer, Jake Heggie – SURPRISED the cast and crew of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Rehearsal! sfopera.com/wonderful. #WonderfulSF #earnyourwings
If I Were You (2019) is an opera in two acts with a libretto by Gene Scheer, loosely based on the 1947 novel Si j’étais vous… by Julien Green (courtesy of the Estate of Julien Green and Editions Fayard). The opera was commissioned by the Merola Opera Program, a first in its 62-year history of [more]
A live recording of the new comedy by Jake Heggie & Terrence McNally. The all-star cast features Joyce DiDonato, Frederica von Stade, Ailyn Pérez, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Nathan Gunn, Michael Mayes, Rodell Rosell and Kevin Burdette with the Dallas Opera Orchestra & Chorus led by conductor Patrick Summers. “… a piece that revels in the [more]