World-renowned mezzo-soprano Susan Graham leads the cast of Opera San José’s first fully-staged digital production, Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers, based on Tony Award winning playwright Terrence McNally’s unpublished play “Some Christmas Letters”. OSJ Resident Artists Maya Kherani and Efraín Solís complete the cast; conducted by Christopher James Ray and directed by Tara Branham. With a [more]
Jake discusses his inspirations, and some of his inspirational compositions are played along with his own recordings in this live “book club for chamber music” hosted by Owen Dalby and Meena Bhasin, artistic directors of Noe Music (formerly Noe Valley Chamber Music). Selections of his recording Recorded May 7, 2020. (This video can be viewed [more]
Dead Man Walking at Houston Grand Opera, 2011. Joyce DiDonato, Frederica von Stade, Philip Cutlip, John Packard, Patrick Summers and Anthony Freud discuss HGO’s production of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking. Music by Jake Heggie, Libretto by Terrence McNally, Based on the novel by Sister Helen Prejean.
Acclaimed composer Jake Heggie and San Diego Opera General & Artistic Director Ian Campbell explore the creation of Heggie’s 2010 opera, Moby-Dick, based on Herman Melville’s classic novel, and what went into the composition of this stunning theatrical showpiece. In a lively and engaging conversation, the two discuss Heggie’s artistic process, his unique musical language, [more]
In 2016, Music of Remembrance unveiled “Out of Darkness” by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer. This 15-minute video takes you behind the scenes of this pathbreaking new opera’s creation and premiere.
Acclaimed composer Jake Heggie discusses the creation of his latest opera, Moby-Dick, an epic adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic novel. [2/2012] [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 23545]