- Production title:Moby-Dick - San Francisco Opera (2012)
- Creation date:10/10/2012
- Work - Composer:Moby-Dick - Jake Heggie
- Opera house:San Francisco Opera
"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). A cast of brilliant singing actors is led by Ben Heppner as the fierce, obsessive whaling-boat captain whose descent into madness puts his crew in mortal danger. "It would be difficult to imagine a performer better suited to convey Ahab's complex mix of demoniac compulsion and fleeting heroism," raved The New York Times, which also praised Principal Guest Conductor Patrick Summers' "lyrical flow and suitably stormy climaxes."
More information on the San Francisco Opera website.
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