GREAT SCOTT at The Dallas Opera on DVD from Warner Classics, starring Joyce DiDonato, Ailyn Pérez, Frederica von Stade, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Nathan Gunn, Michael Mayes, Rodell Rosell, the Dallas Opera Orchestra and Chorus; conducted by Patrick Summers; directed by Jack O’Brien.
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:
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]
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.
Available in both DVD and BlueRay on Amazon. San Francisco Opera’s highly acclaimed production features Jay Hunter Morris (Ahab), Stephen Costello (Greenhorn), Morgan Smith (Starbuck), Talise Trevigne (Pip), Jonathan Lemalu (Queequeg), Robert Orth (Stubb), Matthew O’Neill (Flask); conducted by Patrick Summers and directed by Leonard Foglia. In addition to the cast, chorus, and crew, stellar [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 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]
A spectacular double-CD celebrating Joyce DiDonato’s first 10 years with Erato/Warner Classics and featuring tracks from some of her most popular recordings, from Baroque and bel canto to Strauss, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and even two tracks from her landmark recording of Dead Man Walking (Virgin Classics). It’s time to ReJoyce! See on on EMI Classics.
Joyce DiDonato (Sister Helen), Philip Cutlip (Joseph DeRocher) and Frederica von Stade (Joseph’s Mother) star in this live recording from the Houston Grand Opera, conducted by Patrick Summers. Upcoming and Past Performances (since 2011):
THREE DECEMBERS, an opera in two acts by Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer, based on an original play by Terrence McNally. Live recording from Houston Grand Opera (2008). Frederica von Stade (Madeline), Kristin Clayton (Bea), Keith Phares (Charlie). Patrick Summers conducts members of the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra. The great Frederica von Stade sings “the [more]
The complete live recording of the world premiere production at San Francisco Opera in October 2000. Patrick Summers conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus with soloists Susan Graham (Sister Helen), John Packard (Joseph de Rocher), Frederica von Stade (Joseph’s Mother), along with Theresa Hamm-Smith, Jay Hunter Morris, Gary Rideout, Catherine Cook, Robert Orth, [more]
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]
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.
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]
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.