Monday May 29, 2017 4:37 am


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FANFAIRE celebrates JAKE HEGGIE
A WHALE OF A COMPOSER!

SISTER PREJEAN

- artistic collaborator and friend

 

Dead Man Walking marked JAKE HEGGIE’s first foray into opera and the beginning of of a beautiful friendship and a creative collaboration with the work’s original author, Sister HELEN PREJEAN, that continues to this day.

In this interview, which took place on the premiere of their third collaborative project (“Seeking Higher Ground: Bruce Springsteen Rocks New Orleans”, a theatre piece for chorus and orchestra) at Orange County Performing Arts Center’s Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in October 2006, Jake tells us with affection and humor about Sister PREJEAN – artistic collaborator, friend, and wonderful, compassionate human being (“just like you and me”) who just happens to be a nun – with a powerful message.

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Watch a video of "Jake Heggie on DEAD MAN WALKING"; excerpted from FanFaire Foundation's "Writing Opera Today - A Music Appreciation Event" 
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