LA Opera Presents 'Moby-Dick'

« previous episode | next episode »

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Jay Hunter Morris stars as Captain Ahab in the LA Opera production of 'Moby-Dick.' Jay Hunter Morris stars as Captain Ahab in the LA Opera production of 'Moby-Dick.' (Craig T. Matthew/LA Opera)

This Saturday at 1 pm, tune in to hear Jake Heggie's Moby-Dick from the LA Opera. Called a "whale-tale with staying power" by the Los Angeles Times, this production stars Jay Hunter Morris as the singularly focused Captain Ahab. James Conlon conducts the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Chorus.


Captain Ahab: Jay Hunter Morris
Greenhorn: Joshua Guerrero
Starbuck: Morgan Smith
Queequeg: Musa Ngqungwana 73
Pip: Jacqueline Echols
Flask: Mathew O’Neill
Stubb: Malcolm MacKenzie
Captain Gardiner: Nicholas Brownlee

Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: James Conlon

Comments [5]

Concetta Nardone from Nassau

Thanks Mr. Eisenberg:

Change of pace from Traviata and Carmen.

Aug. 06 2016 05:17 PM
Yuko Ichihara from NJ

The performance was quite good. With no knowledge about the opera even the title, I was listening to the radio driving on my way on and off. I was impressed with the structure of the score and the performance. Could not help but check what it was on after I got home.

Aug. 06 2016 05:02 PM
Larry Eisenberg from New York City

A quick listen, at once I knew,
Moby Dick for me would not do,
Mod operas I fear
Are drearier than drear,
To listen is something I'd rue.

Aug. 06 2016 02:09 PM
Concetta Nardone from Nassau

Beduzzo, hope you are well. I am oK. You know, old, hurt.
Will be listening to this new one. Just finished watching In the Kingdom of Sea about how the story of Moby Dick was created. Fine film and a GUY MOVIE. Not a chick flick with the stupid love stories.

Aug. 06 2016 06:58 AM

Beduzza, this one is not my cup of tea but next week I WILL be listening to Falstaff. State buon'.

Aug. 06 2016 12:32 AM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

The WQXR e-newsletter. Show highlights, links to music news, on-demand concerts, events from The Greene Space and more.