Great Performances: Moby-Dick from San Francisco OperaGreat Performances: Moby-Dick from San Francisco Opera

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Great Performances: Moby-Dick from San Francisco Opera
was featured in the 2013 PBS Arts Fall Festival.

Premiere Date: November 1, 2013 

Composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer’s award-winning opera Moby-Dick is composed in two acts and sung in English. Heggie and Scheer’s opera adaptation brings a thrilling new musical dimension to one of the towering classics of American literature, Herman Melville’s celebrated novel Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. Jay Hunter Morris sings Captain Ahab in Leonard Foglia’s multimedia production.

The Bay Area premiere ran for eight performances in the fall of 2012 at the historic War Memorial Opera House. San Francisco Opera Principal Guest Conductor Patrick Summers presided over a vocally resplendent cast of singers. Bay Area music critics warmly embraced the opera’s premiere.

Moby-Dick was co-commissioned by San Francisco Opera in partnership with the Dallas Opera, San Diego Opera, Calgary Opera and the State Opera of South Australia.

 

Great Performances: Moby-Dick from San Francisco Opera 
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