The song American Anthem featured on the National PBS Memorial Day Concert from Washington, DC is being published as an inspirational children’s picture book! Based on the song that President Joe Biden quoted in his inaugural address, this book celebrates the beauty and diversity of this country and the legacies on which we build our future. Order American Anthem: A Song of Our Nation now from Amazon.com.
Three Decembers Opera San Jose Production Now Available to Stream
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digital production, Jake Heggie’s THREE DECEMBERS, based on Tony Award winning playwright Terrence McNally’s unpublished play “Some Christmas Letters”.
Joyce DiDonato’s 2020 Grammy-Award-winning CD featuring Gene Scheer’s “Lean Away”
Joyce DiDonato’s dazzling album Songplay, released by Erato, has earned the 2020 Grammy Award for “Best Classical Solo Vocal Album.” This marks Ms. DiDonato’s third Grammy win. Featured on the album is Gene Scheer’s “Lean Away.”
It’s a Wonderful Life opens at the San Francisco Opera on Nov 17th 2018!
A San Francisco Opera Co-Commission. Meet Clara, a second-tier angel desperate to earn her wings by doing good deeds, and the man she chooses to save: George Bailey, a down-and-out businessman ready to leave this world behind. Based on Frank Capra’s beloved film, this timeless story of second chances debuts just in time for the holiday season. Come witness the magic as Clara sets out to change George’s life in this high-flying spectacle.
2 Grammy Nominations for Cold Mountain! Best Contemporary Classical Composition (Jennifer Higdon, composer; Gene Scheer, librettist) and Best Opera Recording
BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION “Higdon: Cold Mountain” — Jennifer Higdon, composer; Gene Scheer, librettist (Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Jay Hunter Morris, Emily Fons, Isabel Leonard, Nathan Gunn and the Santa Fe Opera) BEST OPERA RECORDING “Higdon: Cold Mountain” — Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor;
Guggenheim Works & Process: Houston Grand Opera: It’s a Wonderful Life by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer
November 6, 2016, 7:30 pm Based in part on the timeless film It’s a Wonderful Life* (1946) and Philip Van Doren Stern’s short story The Greatest Gift (1943), composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer’s opera is a holiday classic
Cold Mountain Premiere in Santa Fe!
Great opening of my new opera written with Jennifer Higdon. Really looking forward to the next production at Opera Philadelphia in February! Here is a pic from the closing. Drinks on the concrete deck– backstage with some of the wonderful
Cold Mountain workshop in Santa Fe
THE SANTA FE OPERA ANNOUNCES NEW WORKS FOR FORTHCOMING SEASONS OPERAS BY THEODORE MORRISON, JUDITH WEIR, JENNIFER HIGDON SCHEDULED BEGINNING 2013 Santa Fe, NM. General Director Charles MacKay today announced that The Santa Fe Opera will present three new operas,