Tag Archives: Moby-Dick

Why Read Moby-Dick?

by Suzanne Calvin

I’m a tremendous fan of the non-fiction of Nathaniel Philbrick and get his regular e-newsletter. The one that came out today touts his brand-new book, available later this month: “Why Read Moby-Dick?” It is interesting that Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s monumental opera which saw its world premiere here in 2010 seemed to be in […]

Costello Triumphs (Again) at the Met

by Suzanne Calvin

Tony Tommasini was favorably impressed. With Anna Netrebko as the doomed Ann Boleyn but also with Stephen Costello, reprising the role he sang so beautifully with the Dallas Opera last season: “The tenor Stephen Costello won a hearty ovation for his Riccardo (Lord Percy, Anna’s former lover). This was a big assignment for the gifted […]

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 […]

Moby-Dick Reviewed "Down Under"

by tdoadmin

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 […]

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 25

by Megan Meister

I am at the airport in Adelaide  waiting for my flight to Sydney, and picked up copies of the first newspaper reviews for MOBY-DICK.  The two critics I saw both  raved about Jake Heggie’s music, the production and Jay Hunter Morris’s performance as “Captain Ahab.”  Needless to say, I am delighted. I saw Jay this […]

“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 […]

"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 7

by Megan Meister

Only nineteen singers today, and only three who “crashed and burned.”.   The majority of the rest of them sang decent, but unexceptional auditions, but there were a few who really impressed me for various reasons. One was an American baritone named Randal Turner who started off with Starbuck’s aria from the end of Act I […]