Cinderella 99 is a 10-minute micro opera with original libretto by Gene Scheer. Instrumentation: String Quartet and Contrabass Online premiere: Feb 19, 2022 Original Cast: Katherine Jefferis (Mom), Sam Wetzel (Dad), McKenna Jones (Daughter), Robert Dauria (Son) Conducted by Dean Buck; directed by Scott Skiba Commissioned by Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music
Suite in four movements (approx 17 minutes in length), commissioned by Beethoven-Haus Bonn for violinist Daniel Hope. Inspired by Beethoven’s 1803 residency at the Theater an der Wien. First performance: June 4, 2022 at Beethoven-Haus Bonn Daniel Hope, violin; Lisa de la Salle, piano
A tribute to the memory and legacy of conductor Joel Revzen (1945-2020), founder and music director of the Classical Tahoe Festival, and commissioned by the Festival. Four movements, approx. 20 minutes in length. Scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 1 percussion, harp, strings. First performance: July 22, [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.
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.
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. Online premiere: July 6, 2021 Min Kwon, piano
Tarantella for solo cello commissioned by the Primavera Project for cellist Matt Haimovitz. First Performance: July 21, 2021 at Festival Napa Valley Matt Haimovitz, cello
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]