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.
A collection of four volumes of Jake’s most popular opera arias by voice type. From Bill Holab Music, Inc. SOPRANO MEZZO-SOPRANO TENOR BARITONE JAKE HEGGIE: OPERA ARIAS FOR SOPRANO (piano/vocal) A collection of the most popular soprano arias from Jake Heggie’s operas, including It’s A Wonderful Life, Great Scott, At the Statue of Venus, Three Decembers, If [more]
Collections are published Songbooks or books of compositions. The songs and arias are often found individually in Recordings as well as Compositions. One or more recordings have been made. Score is available from Schirmer/Hal Leonard or Bill Holab Music.
Baritone Joshua Hopkins sings the world premiere of a dramatic new song cycle featuring poetry by Margaret Atwood and music by Jake Heggie. Inspired by the tragic murder of Hopkins’ sister in 2015, the eight songs in this 30-minute cycle trace a powerful journey of grief, connection and transformation. Released March 5, 2021 for digital [more]
Song for mezzo-soprano and piano on a new poem by Reg Huston, commissioned by Susanne Mentzer and Reg Huston. First performance: March 3, 2022 at San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Susanne Mentzer and Kevin Korth.
Song for high soprano to poetry by Emily Dickinson. Commissioned by pianist Jerry Wong as an anniversary gift to his wife, soprano Melissa Davis. First Performance TBA
Two poems by Emily Dickinson set for high soprano. Commissioned by Nightingale Opera Theatre for soprano Melissa Davis and pianist Jerry Wong. First Performance TBA 1. The first Day’s Night had come 2. I heard a Fly buzz – when I died
Song cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano on new texts by Joyce DiDonato, Patti LuPone, Sister Helen Prejean, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Kathleen Kelly. Commissioned for mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton by the Tucson Desert Song Festival. First Performance: May 10, 2021 at the Tucson Desert Song Festival. Jame Barton, mezzo soprano; Jake Heggie, piano 1. Order (DiDonato) [more]
The World Premiere recording of Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer’s acclaimed new song cycle INTONATIONS: Songs from the Violins of Hope features mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and violinist Daniel Hope with a quartet of string players from the San Francisco Opera Orchestra: Kay Stern & Dawn Harms, violins; Patricia Heller, viola; Emil Miland, cello. The final [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]
The beloved, award-winning American mezzo Jamie Barton joins composer/pianist Jake Heggie and cellist Matt Haimovitz in a celebration of powerful, exceptional women through Jake’s songs to texts by Sister Helen Prejean, Laura Morefield, Gene Scheer and Gavin Dillard. UNEXPECTED SHADOWS includes the complete song cycles The Work at Hand (Morefield), Statuesque (Scheer), Iconic Legacies: First [more]