Tag Archives: Jonathan Lemalu

Heggie and Scheer’s MOBY-DICK Returns to TDO

by Suzanne Calvin

It’s the return of the White Whale and the crew in pursuit of him: MOBY-DICK at the Dallas Opera – again – in 2016. ┬áThis time, conducted by Dallas Opera Music Director Emmanuel Villaume. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 4, 2014 Contact: Suzanne Calvin 214.443.1014 Celeste Hart 214.443.1072 suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org celeste.hart@dallasopera.org THE DALLAS OPERA IS PROUD […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – San Francisco – Part II

by christian.anderson

Tenor Stephen Costello (“Greenhorn” in MOBY-DICK) with his voice teacher Bill Schuman in San Francisco. It was such a thrill to see MOBY-DICK again last night, with most of the original cast intact from the world premiere in Dallas, along with the original conductor, Patrick Summers and stage director Leonard Foglia. A large group of […]

Moby-Dick Reviewed “Down Under”

by Suzanne Calvin

Overall, it’s a good review of the Southern Hemisphere premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s marvelous “Moby-Dick.” But, admittedly, the reviewer lost me in the final moments with the comment that “It is questionable whether this plot provides all that a modern opera needs to tell a compelling story which gives hope and means […]

“Heggie is the new Wagner”

by Suzanne Calvin

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 […]