World Premiere - Jake Heggie's Moby-Dick at Dallas Opera
6 May 2010
Opera Now correspondent, Chris Shull, attended the opening night of Jake Heggie's Moby-Dick at Dallas Opera and writes:
"Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick has been called the Great American Novel. Jake Heggie’s telling of the story is certainly a great American opera. In exciting world-premiere performances by the Dallas Opera, a vibrant cast headlined by Canadian star-tenor Ben Heppner, an atmospheric set enhanced by video projections, and Heggie’s sumptuous, noble score combined on May 5 for an exhilarating evening of music and theatre at Dallas’ new Winspear Opera House."
Image: Whale boats and the ocean created by video projections in The Dallas Opera's world premiere production of Jake Heggie's Moby-Dick.
Chris Shull reviews Moby-Dick in the July/August issue of Opera Now, which also features Heidi Waleson's review of the world premiere of Amelie, at Seattle Opera.