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Review: ‘Cold Mountain’ at The Academy of Music in Philadelphia

Charles Frazier’s 1997 award-winning best-selling debut novel, adapted into an Oscar-winning feature film starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renée Zellweger in 2003, is now a new American opera. Cold Mountain, with music by Philadelphia-based Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Higdon and libretto by Gene Scheer, is currently celebrating its east-coast premiere at Opera Philadelphia, in […]

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‘Three Decembers’ at UrbanArias

A relatively new opera company UrbanArias stages the touching, beautiful opera Three Decembers by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer based on a play by Terrence McNally. Robert Wood founded UrbanArias in 2010 to produce modern, short operas – all written in the last 40 years and all under 90 minutes. Heggie was in the audience […]

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‘Moby-Dick’ at Washington National Opera by Jessica Vaughan

Board the Pequod for the East coast premier of Moby-Dick­, a new, dynamic opera from composer Jackie Heggie and his frequent collaborator, librettist Gene Scheer. Herman Melville’s classic novel makes a natural and dramatic transition to the stage in this production filled with epic arias, tense human drama, and extreme technical wizardry. The libretto is […]

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An Interview with Eric Greene, Talise Trevigne, and Matthew Worth on The Opera ‘Moby-Dick’ at Washington National Opera by Teal Ruland

Jake Heggie’s whale of an opera, Moby-Dick, makes its east coast premiere at The Kennedy Center this evening at the Washington National Opera. Based on the famous 19th-century novel by Herman Melville and with libretto by Gene Scheer, Moby-Dick promises to be an exciting performance with incredible sets and theatrical effects. Evan Rogister conducts a […]

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