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 »

Heggie’s MOBY-DICK premieres at San Francisco Opera

“A masterpiece of clarity and intensity, with a score that is at once thematically compact and richly inventive.” Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle “A GREAT AMERICAN OPERA” Opera Now Magazine “A TRIUMPH”The Dallas Morning News “AN UNDENIABLE SUCCESS” The New York Times “THE HIT OF THE SEASON” The Washington Post “A MASSIVE ARTISTIC ACCOMPLISHMENT” WFAA-TV […] Read more »

Heggie’s DEAD MAN WALKING

“Dead Man Walking makes the most concentrated impact of any piece of American music theater since West Side Story more than 40 years ago.” THE GUARDIAN (London) Since its premiere in 2000, Dead Man Walking, the first opera by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Terrence McNally, has become one of the opera world’s most performed […] Read more »