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digital production, Jake Heggie’s THREE DECEMBERS, based on Tony Award winning playwright Terrence McNally’s unpublished play “Some Christmas Letters”.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 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.”
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.
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;
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
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
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,