Tag Archives: Jake Heggie

"Heggie is the new Wagner"

by tdoadmin

What an accolade from Adelaide! Read more of this interview in “The Adelaide Review” with Timothy Sexton, the new head of State Opera of South Australia, where Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s “Moby-Dick” is being revived a year after bringing the house down, here in Dallas. UPDATE: Check out this dress rehearsal footage in a […]

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 24

by Megan Meister

I am in Adelaide, and last night was the triumphant Australian premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s MOBY-DICK at the State Opera of South Australia.  The reviews aren’t out yet, but if the audience response is any indication, the production will be as big a hit here as it was in Dallas. It is […]

Quote of the Day

by Suzanne Calvin

From Jay Hunter Morris, about to embark on a voyage through the South Seas as Captain of the Pequod. The quote: “It’s going to outlive us all.” The topic?  Something tells me you can guess, even without this link. Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 3

by Megan Meister

June 18 Lunch yesterday with composer Jake Heggie to discuss a possible future project.  I will see him again in August in Adelaide for the Australian premiere of MOBY-DICK. Last night was SIEGFRIED, the third installment of Francesca Zambello’s extraordinary production of Wagner’s RING here in San Francisco.  This is perhaps the most difficult of […]

The Gala

by Suzanne Calvin

I looked and looked and couldn’t find myself anywhere. Ah, well! If you’re like me and you’d like to know how the recent Dallas Opera Gala: UNVEIL looked to the partygoers who attended that night, turn off the pre-wedding coverage for Wills and Kate and check out this slideshow from PaperCity.  Or, this slideshow from […]

Dallas: Arts Center On The Rise

by Suzanne Calvin

Tell me: does it get any better than this? From Theodore Bale’s Arts Journal Blog, “Texas, a Concept: Art, Music, and Dance in the Lone Star State” about his recent weekend at the Dallas Opera. Suzanne Calvin, Manager Director Media & PR

A Luminous Night at the Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

UNVEIL: the Dallas Opera’s 2011 Gala, chaired by Jessica Jesse, brought us the world premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s new song cycle, A Question of Light, in partnership with the Dallas Museum of Art. The reviews are now trickling in: Olin Chism at KERA’s “Art and Seek” blog says it was obvious that the audience […]

“A Question of Light”

by Suzanne Calvin

“What is the truth we see on the wall?” Explore A Question of Light, the extraordinary new song cycle by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer just UNVEILed by acclaimed American baritone Nathan Gunn at the Dallas Opera’s annual Gala. Get more of the story behind the cycle in this piece by Classical Music Critic Scott […]

Man of Many Talents and Passions

by Suzanne Calvin

An apt description for renowned American baritone Nathan Gunn, who will headline tonight’s Dallas Opera Gala: UNVEIL. Mr. Gunn will be performing the new song cycle by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer especially commissioned by the Dallas Opera for tonight’s event. He will also be performing a cabaret evening with his wife and frequent artistic […]