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July 5-27 Dead Man Walking
10 performances, directed by Ken Cazan, conducted by John Baril
Central City Opera
May 18 World Premiere of The Radio Hour (libretto by Gene Scheer); commissioned and performed by the Pacific Chorale and John Alexander Singers; conducted by John Alexander Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa, CA 5:30pm
Feb 22, 25, 28; Mar 2, 5, 8 Moby-Dick, East Coast premiere; directed by Leonard Foglia, conducted by Evan Rogister; with Carl Tanner (Ahab), Stephen Costello (Greenhorn), Matthew Worth (Starbuck), Eric Green (Queequeg), Talise Trevigne (Pip) John F Kennedy Center for the Performing ArtsThe Washington National Opera
Jan 24, 26, 30, Mar 9, 21, 27, Apr 12, May 7 Dead Man Walking, 8 performances Staatstheater Schwerin (Mecklenburg State Theater) in Schwerin, Germany.


Nov 1 Moby-Dick; Great Performances national telecast on PBS of the San Francisco Opera production, with Jay Hunter Morris (Ahab), Stephen Costello (Greenhorn), Morgan Smith (Starbuck), Talise Trevigne (Pip), Jonathan Lemalu (Queequeg), Robert Orth (Stubb), Matthew O'Neill (Flask); conducted by Patrick Summers and directed by Leonard Foglia
Aug 18 Recital with soprano Heidi Stober, mezzo Susanne Mentzer and tenor William Burden; program includes Friendly Persuasions (Scheer), From The Book of Nightmares (Kinnell), and The Deepest Desire (Prejean) Santa Fe Concert Association; Scottish Rite Center, Santa Fe at 4 pm
July 22-29 Voyage to the Great Lakes with Frederica von Stade and Jake Heggie on the 130-guest Yorktown
July 1-7 SongFest – Guest Artist/Faculty Colburn School for the Performing Arts /Los Angeles, CA
June 5-9 Guest Artist Vancouver International Song Institute (VISI)
May 24, 25 Three Decembers Florida State Opera
May 19 Gala recital with mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, soprano Lisa Delan, Dawn Harms (violin) and Emil Miland (cello); program of music by Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, Rorem, Getty and Heggie Noe Valley Chamber Music
May 14 World premiere of “Farewell, Auschwitz!”, for three singers and instrumental quintet; based on lyrics by Polish dissident and Auschwitz survivor Krystyna Zywulska in poetic translations by Gene Scheer; with soprano Caitlin Lynch, mezzo-soprano Sarah Larsen and baritone Morgan Smith; commissioned by Seattle’s Music of Remembrance; Mina Miller, artistic director Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
>April 26, 27 Dead Man Walking with Elise Quagliata (Sister Helen), Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek (Joseph DeRocher), Jane Bunnell (Mrs. DeRocher); David Troy Francis, music director & conductor; Francis Cullinan, director The Modern American Music Project in Ashville, NC
>April 24 World premiere of Ahab Symphony, with tenor Richard Croft and the UNT Orchestra and Chorus led by conductor David Itkin University of North Texas in Denton
April 15 Publication of the book Heggie & Scheer's Moby-Dick: A Grand Opera for the 21st Century by Robert K. Wallace (UNT Press); a beautiful, glossy book (240 pages) about the creation of the opera, with interviews from cast and creative team, the complete libretto and more than 150 production photographs by Karen Almond
Mar 23 & 24 For A Look Or A Touch, performed by The Heartland Men's Chorus with baritone Morgan Smith (Manfred) and actor Kip Niven (Gad) Folly Theater, Kansas City, MO
Mar 15-17 Dead Man Walking Eugene Opera; Eugene, OR
Mar 15-18 Dead Man Walking, new production Boston Opera Collaborative, historic Somerville Theatre
Mar 9, 12, 14 & 16

Dead Man Walkingwith Allyson McHardy (Sister Helen), Etienne Dupuis (Joseph DeRocher), Kimberly Barber (Joseph"s Mother), Chantale Nurse (Sister Rose); directed by Alain Gauthier; conducted by Wayne Marshall Opera de Montreal
Jan 28 Recital with flutist Carol Wincenc, music by Bach, Poulenc, Bloch, Debussy, Varèse, Tower and Jake Heggie, with guest mezzo-soprano Quinn Middleman singing The Deepest Desire Temple Emanu-El as part of the Music at Meyer Series  in San Francisco, CA
January 11, 13 Dead Man Walking, with Lindsey Anderson (Sister Helen) and Daniel Scofield (Joseph DeRocher); Robert Mueller, conductor; Kyle Lang, director Fayetteville Opera, University of Arkansas
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Watch a video of "Jake Heggie on Moby-Dick"; excerpted from FanFaire Foundation's "Writing Opera Today - A Music Appreciation Event" 
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