“Moby Dick” DVD-signing after Sunday’s San Francisco Opera matinee
After Sunday’s matinee of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman at San Francisco Opera, composer Jake Heggie and Maestro Patrick Summers will be signing copies of the new Moby-Dick DVD, released October 29, 2013. No tickets required – just come on in to War Memorial Opera House on 301 Van Ness Avenue directly across from City Hall at approximately 5 PM. The new DVD (RRP $24.99) and Blu-ray Ray (RRP $39.99) editions are being distributed worldwide by Naxos and will be soon be available from major retailers. They are now available for purchase directly from SFO’s Opera Shop, and they can be also mailed to you. Click here for more information about purchasing from SFO.
Recorded in October 2012, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s universally praised Moby-Dick, an adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic novel set for the lyric stage, features tenor Jay Hunter Morris in the role of Captain Ahab, Stephen Costello as Greenhorn, Morgan Smith as Starbuck, Jonathan Lemalu as Queequeg and Talise Trevigne as Pip. Principal Guest Conductor Patrick Summers conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus. The San Francisco Opera presentation reunited composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer with the original creative team of director Leonard Foglia, set designer Robert Brill, costume designer Jane Greenwood, video projection designer Elaine J. McCarthy and choreographer Keturah Stickann. 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, and premiered at the Dallas Opera’s Winspear Opera House in April 2010.
November 2, 2013 - Posted by genevaanderson | Opera | Calgary Opera, Dallas Opera, Elaine J. McCarthy, Gene Scheer, Herman Melville, Jake Heggie, Jane Greenwood, Jay Hunter Morris, Jonathan Lemalu, Keturah Stickann, Leonard Foglia, Moby-Dick, Morgan Smith, Patrick Summers, Robert Brill, San Diego Opera, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Opera Chorus, San Francisco Opera Orchestra, State Opera of South Australia, Stephen Costello, Talise Trevigne, The Flying Dutchman, Wagner, Winspear Opera House
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