Heppner on the Roles of a Lifetime

by Suzanne Calvin

Knowing how tremendously hard tenor Ben Heppner worked to create the role of Captain Ahab in Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s world premiere production of “Moby-Dick” (Dallas Opera, 2010), it’s incredibly gratifying to see that the artist looks back on that difficult process--I mean, YOU try singing for a couple of hours on a peg-leg!--as something truly worthwhile and that the role has evolved into one of his favorites.

Read it all here in this “Calgary Herald” interview by Bob Clark.  Photo by Gavin Young.  Also, check out this interesting behind-the-scenes look in “The Globe and Mail” by Shelley Youngblut.

Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

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