Heggie/Scheer It’s a Wonderful Life

Bedford Falls came to the opera stage last December in Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s new opera It’s a Wonderful Life, commissioned by Houston Grand Opera. Partially based on the classic Capra film, Heggie and Scheer bring their own unique perspective to the story, enriched by Heggie’s lyrical music. Starring William Burden as George Bailey, […] Read more »

Heggie GREAT SCOTT debuts at Dallas Opera

Opera star Arden Scott returns to her hometown to save the struggling company that launched her career. The opening night performance of the long-lost opera she discovered falls on the same night as the home team’s first National Championship game (Go, Grizzlies!). The fate of the company hangs in the balance as Arden discovers that […] Read more »

Washington Post’s Lovable New Operas

The Washington Post lists contemporary operas that audiences responded to favorably (“Readers’ Guide to Lovable New Operas“), and several BHM operas were included: Dead Man Walking Moby-Dick Silent Night The Manchurian Candidate As One There are also 10 operas on this list that we’ve engraved in our production department. Congrats to Jake Heggie, Kevin Puts, […] Read more »

Jake Heggie, Composing a Life

The July issue of Opera News features an in-depth article by Matthew Sigman on Jake Heggie’s phenomenal career as we approach the premiere of his fifth opera, Great Scott at Dallas Opera in October. You can read the article here. Click here for more information on Great Scott. Read more »

Moby-Dick National Telecast on PBS Great Performances

Jake Heggie/Gene Scheer’s MOBY-DICK will be broadcast nationally on PBS Great Performances. This is San Francisco Opera‘s production from last year, with a cast featuring Jay Hunter Morris (Ahab), Stephen Costello (Greenhorn/Ishmael), Morgan Smith (Starbuck), Jonathan Lemalu (Queequeg), Talise Trevigne (Pip), Robert Orth (Stubb), Matthew O’Neill (Flask), and Joo Won Kang (Gardiner); conducted by Patrick Summers […] Read more »

Heggie MOBY-DICK DVD with San Francisco Opera

On this world premiere recording, Grammy-winning tenor Jay Hunter Morris plays the role of Captain Ahab in Herman Meville’s epic tale of a fierce, obsessive whaling-boat captain who descends into madness and puts his crew in mortal danger is brought to the stage in this thrilling production from San Francisco Opera. Composer Jake Heggie is […] Read more »

OPERA America Songbook features several BHM Composers

Believing that the creation of art should mark every special occasion, OPERA America commissioned the OPERA America Songbook in celebration of the opening of the National Opera Center in September 2012. Composers with strong ties to the organization were invited to write a song for voice and piano on the theme of opening a new […] Read more »

Heggie HERE/AFTER double cd

A double-CD of recent music and songs performed by tenor Stephen Costello, mezzo Joyce DiDonato, baritone Nathan Gunn, soprano Talise Trevigne, with flutist Carol Wincenc, The Alexander String Quartet, and many others. More than two hours of music, including Camille Claudel, Pieces of 9/11, Friendly Persuasions, Rise & Fall, A Question of Light, Fury of […] Read more »