Heggie and Scheer’s THREE DECEMBERS starring Frederica von Stade to be presented by Hawaii Opera Theater Opens March 24,2017https://hawaiiopera.org/three-decembers/#sthash.ZgvDS160.dpbs
Venue: Honolulu, HI
For more information: https://hawaiiopera.org/three-decembers/#sthash.ZgvDS160.dpbs
It’s a Wonderful Life to premiere at Houston Grand Opera Dec. 2nd! 2016HGO’s holiday opera series continues with the world premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s It’s a Wonderful Life. Made famous by the 1946 Frank Capra movie, this timeless tale follows a troubled banker whose guardian angel helps us realize the lasting impact our lives can have on those around us.
For more information: http://www.houstongrandopera.org/scheduletickets/2016-17-season/performances/its-a-wonderful-life/
MOBY-DICK returns to Dallas Opera Nov. 4th 2016!Back by popular demand! Moby-Dick, which “opened in a blaze of glory” in 2010, has been met with thunderous applause and critical acclaim in ports of call around the world since its maiden voyage at The Dallas Opera. Composer Jake Heggie, and librettist Gene Scheer based their work on Herman Melville’s epic tale of Captain Ahab’s obsession with the great white whale, Moby-Dick.
Venue: Dallas, TX
For more information: http://dallasopera.org/season/2016-2017/moby-dick/
Joyce Di Donato to sing “Camille Claudel: Into the Fire” on Oct 5th 2016 at the Kennedy CenterFROM THE NY TIMES: The life of the French sculptor Camille Claudel is a tangle of art, passion, madness and betrayal. A student and lover of Rodin’s, Claudel was a critically acclaimed artist when she began to show signs of mental distress, which led her family to commit her to an institution, where she spent the remaining 30 years of her life. On Thursday at Zankel Hall, the incandescent mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato presented the New York premiere of Jake Heggie’s “Camille Claudel: Into the Fire.” Set for voice and string quartet, the work compresses a tragic life of operatic dimensions into a song cycle of great beauty and emotional resonance. Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times
Venue: Kennedy Center, Washington DC, DC
For more information: http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/MRFSJ
Out of Darkness World Premiere Benaroya Hall, SeattleOut of Darkness – World premiere of a new opera by Heggie and Scheer, based on Holocaust stories commissioned by Music of Remembrance (Mina Miller, artistic director) at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA. With soprano Caitlin Lynch (Krystyna), soprano Ava Pine (Krysia), mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook (Zosha), baritone Michael Mayes (Manfred), and baritone Robert Orth (Gad).
Venue: Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
For more information: http://www.musicofremembrance.org/concert/spring-concert-out-darkness-premiere-seattle
Three Decembers Florentine OperaStarring Lucy Schaufer (Madeline Mitchell), Rena Harms (Bea), and Keith Phares (Charlie); conducted by Joseph Rescigno, directed by William Florescu.
Venue: Milwaukee, WI
Cold Mountain at Opera Philadelphia
Venue: Philadelphia, PA
For more information: https://www.operaphila.org/whats-on/on-stage-2015-2016/cold-mountain/
Three Decembers at Kentucky OperaStarring Denyce Graves (Madeline Mitchell), Nicole Joseph (Bea) and Carlton Ford (Charlie); conducted by Kostis Protopapas, directed by William Florescu.
Venue: The Brown Theater, Louisville, KY
For more information: https://kyopera.org/three-decembers/
Moby Dick at LA Opera
Venue: Los Angeles, CA
For more information: http://www.laopera.org/season/1516-Season-at-a-Glance/Moby-Dick/
ICONIC LEGACIES Song Cycle premiere at the Kennedy CenterICONIC LEGACIES: First Ladies at the Smithsonian, Song Cycle (2015) Music by Jake Heggie. Texts by Gene Scheer Mezzo-Soprano: Susan Graham
Venue: Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
Cold Mountain Premiere Santa Fe OperaFROM THE WASHINGTON POST REVIEW (8/16/15) "The odyssey of the battle-scarred warrior making his precarious way back to a lover waiting at home is the oldest story in Western literature — the stuff of epic poems, plays, novels, movies and many operas. So it is a delight to report that the newest manifestation of this oft-told tale — the opera version of the best-selling novel “Cold Mountain,” just given its world premiere in Santa Fe — captures all of its adventure, romance and pathos in a fresh, vibrant musical idiom."
Venue: Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe, NM
Three Decembers at The Atlanta Opera
Venue: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta, GA
For more information: http://www.atlantaopera.org/calendar/view.aspx?pid=62346290
Camille Claudel: Into the Fire performed by mezzo-soprano Laura Krumm and the Alexander String QuartetThis event is part of the "Music at Kohl Mansion" series.
Venue: Kohl Mansion, Burlingame, CA
For more information: http://musicatkohl.org/alexander-string-quartet/
Camille Claudel: Into the Fire at the Barbican Centre in LondonFeaturing Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano with the Brentano String Quartet. Jake Heggie will be Joyce’s pianist for Reynaldo Hahn’s Venezia in the first half of the program.
Venue: Milton Court Concert Hall, Barbican Centre, London, GB
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus performs For A Look or A TouchSan Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus performs Scheer & Heggie's For A Look or A Touch, with baritone Morgan Smith and actor Kip Niven, conducted by Tim Seelig. Baritone Hadleigh Adams also performs.
Venue: Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA
For more information: http://www.sfgmc.org/events/passion/
The Santa Fe Opera: Cold Mountain with Jennifer HigdonSee excerpts from composer Jennifer Higdon’s first opera, based on Charles Frazier’s best-selling novel Cold Mountain. Higdon will join stage director Leonard Foglia and librettist Gene Scheer in a discussion, and cast members Isabel Leonard, Emily Fons, Jay Hunter Morris, Kevin Burdette, and Roger Honeywell will perform musical selections. This event is part of the Guggenheim Museum's "Works & Process" Series.
Venue: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
For more information: http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/calendar-and-events/2015/03/30/the-santa-fe-opera-cold-mountain-with-jennifer-higdon/4518
The Radio Hour performed by The Philadelphia SingersThe Radio Hour receives its East Coast premiere, performed by The Philadelphia Singers on a program that also features Menotti’s The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore. Conducted by David Hayes with choreography by Sean Curran.
Venue: Temple Performing Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
For more information: http://templeperformingartscenter.org/events/2015/myths-and-magic-voice-storytelling
The Radio Hour performed by VocalEssence in Minneapolis, MNThe Radio Hour, performed by VocalEssence in Minneapolis, MN with actress Sarah Agnew; directed by Nikki Swoboda; conducted by Philip Brunelle (artistic director).
Venue: The Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, MN
Camille Claudel: Into the Fire with Sasha Cooke and the Berkeley SymphonyMezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke joins the Berkeley Symphony for the first performance of the newly orchestrated work conducted by music director Joana Carneiro.
Venue: Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA
Chicago Opera Theater Presents Therese RaquinChicago Opera Theater presents Therese Raquin, with Music by Tobias Picker & Libretto by Gene Scheer with performances on February 20, 22, 25 & 28
Venue: Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago, IL
For more information: http://www.chicagooperatheater.org/the-season/therese-raquin
Camille Claudel: Into the Fire at Princeton UniversityCamille Claudel: Into the Fire at Princeton University; Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano and the Brentano String Quartet. Richardson Auditorium at Alexander Hall, 7:30pm. Music by Jake Heggie, Words by Gene Scheer
Venue: Princeton University, ,