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 TBA
Solo piano movement commissioned by pianist Min Kwon and the Center for Musical Excellence as part of the “America The Beautiful Project: e pluribus unum” featuring variations on the anthem by 70 composers. First performance TBA.
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]
A 25-minute song cycle for baritone and piano, also for baritone and orchestra. New poetry by Margaret Atwood. Commissioned for baritone Joshua Hopkins by the Houston Grand Opera and Canada’s National Arts Centre. A 30-minute song cycle for baritone and piano, also for baritone and orchestra, featuring new poetry by Margaret Atwood. Commissioned for baritone [more]
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Full Circle 50 is a trio in four movements for flute, cello and piano commissioned to celebrate flutist Carol Wincenc’s Golden Anniversary year of performing. Generously underwritten by Elizabeth King, the work received its premiere on Nov 12, 2019 at the Morgan Library in New York City with flutist Carol Wincenc, cellist Brook Speltz and [more]
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: