Moby-Dick, composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer's adaptation of Herman Melville's novel, played to enthusiastic reviews at San Francisco Opera last fall.
The story about the sinking of a ship, shattered by a great white whale, arrived two years after its premiere at Dallas Opera with much of the same cast. Jay Hunter Morris is Captain Ahab, the obsessive whaling-boat captain whose descent into madness puts his crew in mortal danger. Morgan Smith is Starbuck, tenor Stephen Costello plays Greenhorn and soprano Talise Trevigne is the cabin boy Pip.
Greenhorn (Ishmael) Stephen Costello
Captain Ahab Jay Hunter Morris
Starbuck Morgan Smith
Queequeg Jonathan Lemalu
Pip Talise Trevigne
Flask Matthew O'Neill
Stubb Robert Orth
CONDUCTOR: Patrick Summers
STAGE DIRECTOR: Leonard Foglia
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson
Below: Listen to the opera's overture