San Francisco Opera: Heggie: Moby-Dick
"Achingly beautiful, magnificently sung and gorgeously staged ... the audience responded with an eight-minute standing ovation" (Associated Press). Composer Jake Heggie, in his "finest creation since Dead Man Walking," and librettist Gene Scheer adapt Herman Melville's meditation on man and the sea into "a vibrant, compelling piece of musical theater" (San Francisco Chronicle).
Starring as the fierce, obsessive whaling-boat captain whose descent into madness puts his crew in mortal danger is Jay Hunter Morris. Mr. Morris also recently made headlines by taking over the title role of Wagner's Siegfried both at San Francisco Opera and the Metropolitan Opera. Principal Guest Conductor Patrick Summers conducts a cast of brilliant singing actors.
Commissioned and produced by San Francisco Opera in partnership with the Dallas Opera, San Diego Opera, Calgary Opera, and the State Opera of South Australia.
- Theatre Company
- San Francisco Opera
- Parental rating
- Parental rating information not available.
- 180 min
- Original language
- In theaters
- Category / Genre
- Leonard Foglia
- Written by
- Gene Scheer
- Chorus Master
- Ian Robertson
- Keturah Stickann
- Jake Heggie
- Patrick Summers
- Stephen Costello, Jay Hunter Morris, Morgan Smith, Jonathan Lemalu, Talise Trevigne, Matthew O’Neill, Robert Orth
- War Memorial Opera House - USA
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