Jake Heggie's Moby-Dick

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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.

 

CAST:

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