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]
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]
Joyce DiDonato and the Brentano String Quartet perform Camille Claudel: Into the Fire as part of a concert at London’s Wigmore Hall, recorded live in December 2017. The program also features songs by Strauss and Debussy’s Trois Chansons de Bilitis (arranged by Heggie)
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.
The great American dramatic soprano’s debut recital disc with pianist Bradley Moore features Barber’s iconic “Hermit Songs” as well as Heggie’s song cycles “These Strangers” and “How Well I Knew the Light” with works by Gordon Getty and Carlisle Floyd.
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.
A double-CD of recent music and songs performed by tenor Stephen Costello, mezzo Joyce DiDonato, baritone Nathan Gunn, soprano Talise Trevigne, with flutist Carol Wincenc, The Alexander String Quartet, and many others. More than two hours of music, including Camille Claudel, Pieces of 9/11, Friendly Persuasions, Rise & Fall, A Question of Light, Fury of [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]
Soprano Lisa Delan sings Emily Dickinson’s poems as set by composers Aaron Copland, Gordon Getty, Michael Tilson Thomas and Jake Heggie (“Newer Every Day: Songs for Kiri”). Recorded with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, conducted by Lawrence Foster.
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]
The remarkable soprano Ann Moss sings an adventurous program of music by Jake Heggie, Liam Wade, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Lennon/McCartney in her second solo CD. She is joined by violinist Isaac Allen, cellist Emil Miland, the all-male a cappella ensemble Chanticleer, and pianists Steven Bailey and Jake Heggie. The disc includes Heggie’s song [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.
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato sings Jake’s cycle The Deepest Desire as part of a live concert with the Kansas City Symphony, conducted by Michael Stern.
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 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.
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.
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 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]
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]
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:
British tenor John Mark Ainsley and pianist Malcolm Martineau perform Friendly Persuasions on their 2016 album French Connections. The cycle was premiered by Mr Ainsley and Mr Martineau at Wigmore Hall. The cycle is dedicated to Malcom Martineau. Friendly Persuasions: Songs in Homage to Poulenc (Texts by Gene Scheer) 1. Wanda Landowska 2. Pierre Bernac [more]