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FANFAIRE celebrates JAKE HEGGIE
A WHALE OF A COMPOSER!

VIDEOS

Below are organized playlists of YouTube videos of interviews with Jake Heggie and scenes from his works. More playlists will be added with time. Thus, this page will always be a work in progress.
 

MEDIA INTERVIEWS
 

Jake Heggie on InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse
Jake Heggie on InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse
Internationally acclaimed composer, Jake Heggie (Dead Man Walking and Houston Grand Opera's End of the Affair) joins Ernie Manouse to delve into the creative process. He has composed more than 200 art songs as well as chamber and concert works. While his work enjoys popular appeal, critics laud his music with comments like "...the most concentrated impact of any piece of American musical theater since West Side Story," and "...the future of American opera." On this episode of "InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse," our conversation with American composer and pianist, Jake Heggie.
Three Decembers
Three Decembers
Composer Jake Heggie plays excerpts from and talks about his new chamber opera Three Decembers. The West Coast premiere is presented by Cal Performances and the San Francisco Opera. The opera stars mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade and is about the loving but often-strained relationship between a famous actress and her two grown children. "Heggie has given the distinguished mezzo-soprano a role of a lifetime, and she fills it with style, charm, musical savvy and great singing," said the Houston Chronicle of the production's February 2008 world premiere at Houston Grand Opera. Set in San Francisco and New York, the two grown children are performed by soprano Kristin Clayton and baritone Keith Phares in his San Francisco Opera debut. www.calperformances.org
David Perry interviews international opera composer Jake Heggie
David Perry interviews international opera composer Jake Heggie
David Perry interviews international opera composer Jake Heggie (Moby Dick, "Dead Man Walking) on Comcast's 10 Percent
Tulsa Opera, Jake Heggie Interview
Tulsa Opera, Jake Heggie Interview
iCadenza interview with Jake Heggie
iCadenza interview with Jake Heggie
http://www.icadenza.com Julia interviews noted American composer Jake Heggie, whose most recent opera Moby-Dick was a major success at Dallas Opera. Jake Heggie discusses how he developed a love for composition and his process for writing an opera, and gives advice for aspiring singers and composers.
Jake Heggie Interview.flv
Jake Heggie Interview.flv
 

Scenes from DEADMAN WALKING
 

Heggie/McNally's Dead Man Walking at Houston Grand Opera
Heggie/McNally's Dead Man Walking at Houston Grand Opera
Dead Man Walking Purchase tickets online at http://www.HoustonGrandOpera.org/DeadManWalking or call 713-228-6737 Music by Jake Heggie, Libretto by Terrence McNally, Based on the novel by Sister Helen Prejean. A story of compassion and redemption, Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking has played to sold-out houses across the U.S. and Europe in the decade since its premiere. Joseph De Rocher (Philip Cutlip) leads a lonely life on death row until Sister Helen Prejean (Joyce DiDonato) arrives as his spiritual advisor. Legendary mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade marks her farewell to the operatic stage with these appearances as De Rocher's mother and Measha Brueggergosman makes her HGO debut as Sister Rose. Patrick Summers—who conducted the opera's world premiere a decade ago as well as the acclaimed recording on Erato—conducts Houston Grand Opera's performances, Leonard Foglia directs. Adult content: contains strong language, nudity, and depictions of sexual activity and violence. Dead Man Walking was commissioned by the San Francisco Opera. A co-production of Opera Pacific, Cincinnati Opera, New York City Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Pittsburgh Opera and Baltimore Opera.
Dead Man Walking
Dead Man Walking
Dead Man Walking - http://www.HoustonGrandOpera.org/DeadManWalking Tickets Start at $24. Jan. 22 - Feb. 6. 2011 at Houston Grand Opera. Joyce DiDonato, Frederica von Stade, Philip Cutlip, John Packard, Patrick Summers and Anthony Freud discuss HGO's production of Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking. Music by Jake Heggie, Libretto by Terrence McNally, Based on the novel by Sister Helen Prejean.
Dead Man Walking - Parent Quartet
Dead Man Walking - Parent Quartet
http://www.HGO.org/DeadManWalking - Through Feb. 6 at the Wortham Theater Center. Tickets start at $24! Joyce DiDonato as Sister Helen Prejean, Cheryl Parrish as Kitty Hart, Susanne Mentzer as Jade Boucher, Jon Kolbet as Howard Boucher and John Packard as Owen Hart in Heggie/McNally's DEAD MAN WALKING. Music by Jake Heggie, Libretto by Terrence McNally, Based on the novel by Sister Helen Prejean.
Dead Man Walking - Sister Helen and Mrs. De Rocher
Dead Man Walking - Sister Helen and Mrs. De Rocher
http://www.HGO.org/DeadManWalking - Through Feb. 6 at the Wortham Theater Center. Tickets start at $24! Joyce DiDonato as Sister Helen Prejean and Frederica von Stade as Mrs. Patrick De Rocher in Heggie/McNally's DEAD MAN WALKING. Music by Jake Heggie, Libretto by Terrence McNally, Based on the novel by Sister Helen Prejean.
Dead Man Walking - Mrs. De Rocher
Dead Man Walking - Mrs. De Rocher
http://www.HGO.org/DeadManWalking - Through Feb. 6 at the Wortham Theater Center. Tickets start at $24! Frederica von Stade as Mrs. Patrick De Rocher in Heggie/McNally's DEAD MAN WALKING. Music by Jake Heggie, Libretto by Terrence McNally, Based on the novel by Sister Helen Prejean.
Dead Man Walking - Sister Helen and Rose
Dead Man Walking - Sister Helen and Rose
http://www.HGO.org/DeadManWalking - Through Feb. 6 at the Wortham Theater Center. Tickets start at $24! Joyce DiDonato as Sister Helen Prejean and Measha Brueggergosman as Sister Rose in Heggie/McNally's DEAD MAN WALKING. Music by Jake Heggie, Libretto by Terrence McNally, Based on the novel by Sister Helen Prejean.
Dead Man Walking - Joseph De Rocher
Dead Man Walking - Joseph De Rocher
http://www.HGO.org/DeadManWalking - Through Feb. 6 at the Wortham Theater Center. Tickets start at $24! Philip Cutlip as Joseph De Rocher in Heggie/McNally's DEAD MAN WALKING. Music by Jake Heggie, Libretto by Terrence McNally, Based on the novel by Sister Helen Prejean.
Dead Man Walking - Act 1 Finale
Dead Man Walking - Act 1 Finale
http://www.HGO.org/DeadManWalking - Through Feb. 6 at the Wortham Theater Center. Tickets start at $24! Heggie/McNally's DEAD MAN WALKING Music by Jake Heggie, Libretto by Terrence McNally, Based on the novel by Sister Helen Prejean.
Dead Man Walking - The Opera - Sydney State Theatre 2007 (Short Promo) Nicole Alexander
Dead Man Walking - The Opera - Sydney State Theatre 2007 (Short Promo) Nicole Alexander
Dead Man Walking the Opera based on the book by Helen Prejean. Music by Jake Heggie, Libretto by Terrence McNally. Production Presented by Andrew McManus and Alexander Productions. Producer: Nicole Alexander, Director: Nigel Jamieson, Conductor: Paul Kildea, Set and Costume Design: Dan Potra, Lighting Design: Trudy Dalgleish. For all enquiries about Dead Man Walking The Opera please see www.jakeheggie.com or for info on this production please visit www.alexanderproductions.com.au
DeadManWalking
DeadManWalking
8mm short film for the opera "Dead Man Walking" Directed by Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Composed by Jake Heggie This film is part of the scenery by Raimund Bauer. Made for the "Semperoper" Dresden, Germany The opera is based on the film "Dead Man Walking" by Tim Robbins. Currently playing in "Theater an der Wien", Vienna, Austria. Actors: Andreas Schlieter Nadja Kruse Alexander S. Wüst Kevin Schnier DoP: Jonas Gerberding Director: Rayka Kobiella
 

Scenes from MOBY DICK
 

Moby-Dick 3 Minute Preview - San Francisco Opera
Moby-Dick 3 Minute Preview - San Francisco Opera
Moby-Dick, 2012. San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Patrick Summers.
San Diego Opera Spotlight: Moby-Dick
San Diego Opera Spotlight: Moby-Dick
An in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the West Coast premiere of Jake Heggie's "Moby-Dick," based upon the classic novel by Herman Melville. Series: "San Diego Opera Spotlight" [2/2012] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 21713]
Moby-Dick comes to Calgary Opera
Moby-Dick comes to Calgary Opera
After receiving rave reviews in Dallas and Adelaide, Australia, Moby-Dick comes to Calgary. This epic tale follows the doomed voyage of the Perquod, captained by the peg-legged man obsessed with the white whale, Moby Dick.
Moby Dick
Moby Dick
Get swept up in the spectacular adventure of Moby Dick, a story of pure obsession and how it profoundly affects people's lives. Hailed by critics and cheered by audiences at its world premiere, Moby Dick follows the classic tale of Captain Ahab and his obsessive search for the white whale that crippled him.
Moby Dick TVC - State Opera of South Australia
Moby Dick TVC - State Opera of South Australia
Moby Dick TVC Q3 2011 '...Opened in a blaze of glory...an undeniable success' New York Times The Australian Music Theatre Event of the Year! From the Composer of Dead Man Walking, Jake Heggie's spectacular new opera Moby Dick sails exclusively to Adelaide's Festival Theatre for just four performances! Starring an international cast, including Jay Morris, Grant Doyle and Jonathan Lemalu, with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the State Opera chorus conducted by Timothy Sexton. Moby Dick combines Orchestra, chorus, singers and actors in a feast for the senses. Harpoon yourself a ticket before the White Whale swims north forever. SUNG IN ENGLISH Adelaide Festival Theatre 27, 30 Aug, 1, 3 Sep 7:30pm Bookings BASS 131 246 or www.bass.net.au Visit www.saopera.sa.gov.au for more information.
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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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