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]
Oxford University Press, Edited by Helen M Greenwald. Jake writes about Composing Opera Today in the Epilogue to this massive, 1200-page volume of essays by leading opera scholars from around the world. Available with preview as hardback or ebook at The Oxford University Press. You can also preview it here:
The acclaimed American soprano Angel Joy Blue and pianist Iain Burnside featured three of Jake’s songs on their 2016 recording Joy Alone. Animal Passion, Joy Alone, A Route to the Sky.
Tenor Richard Croft and the University of North Texas Grand Chorus join the UNT Symphony Orchestra in this live recording of the 2013 world premiere of the Ahab Symphony, conducted by David Itkin. Texts by Melville (from Moby-Dick) and W.H. Auden (from his poem “Herman Melville”). See, hear and download on CDBaby.com. TRACKS I. [more]
Soprano Regina Zona and pianist Kathleen Tagg perform three of Jake Heggie’s song cycles, including the first complete recording of Eve-Song. Natural Selection (1997) poetry by Gini Savage 1. Creation 2. Animal Passion 3. Alas! Alack! 4. Indian Summer – Blue 5. Joy Alone (Connection) Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia (1999) poetry by Edna St. [more]
An international cast of celebrated singers and string players perform recent songs and duets by Jake Heggie. Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian Mezzos Zheng Cao, Joyce DiDonato, Susan Graham, Frederica von Stade Tenor Paul Groves; Baritone Keith Phares Dawn Harms, violin; CarlaMaria Rodrigues, viola; Emil Miland, cello; Jake Heggie, piano Texts by Charlene Baldridge, Raymond Carver, Heggie, [more]
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]
Acclaimed soprano Leah Partridge sings a beautiful range of American art song featuring works by Jake, Ricky Ian Gordon, Ernst Bacon, Lee Hoiby, Libby Larson and more.
The acclaimed Canadian bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch sings an impressive range of songs by American composers that includes Jake Heggie’s Of Gods and Cats and Grow Old Along With Me!, with cycles by Ricky Ian Gordon, Glen Roven, and Lowell Lieberman.
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.