April 30, 2010 | Dallas Opera
Moby-Dick
Composer:Jake Heggie
Librettist:Gene Scheer
Synopsis
Moby-Dick is an American opera in two acts, with music by Jake Heggie and libretto by Gene Scheer, adapted from Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. The opera received its premiere at Dallas Opera in Dallas, Texas, on 30 April 2010. Heggie dedicated the opera to Stephen Sondheim.

Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Chicago Opera TheaterMoby-Dick4/25/2019 - 4/28/2019
Opera San JoséMoby-Dick2/9/2019 - 2/24/2019
Pittsburgh OperaMoby-Dick3/17/2018 - 3/25/2018
Utah Symphony | Utah OperaMoby-Dick1/20/2018 - 1/28/2018
Dallas OperaMoby-Dick11/4/2016 - 11/20/2016
Los Angeles OperaMoby-Dick10/31/2015 - 11/28/2015
San Francisco OperaMoby-Dick10/10/2012 - 11/11/2012
San Diego Opera AssociationMoby-Dick2/2/2012 - 2/26/2012
Calgary Opera AssociationMoby-Dick1/1/2012 - 2/3/2012
Dallas OperaMoby-Dick4/4/2010 - 5/16/2010


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New Works Exploration Grants2012
The Opera Fund: Audience Development 2012
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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
02:30

Number of Acts
3

Musical Style
Number opera; tonal; bitonal; atonal; some sea shanties and sailors' work songs, with words provided by Melville, composed in the style of the period

Vocal & Musical Forces
Singers: 4 principal roles, 7 secondary roles; TTBB chorus as ship's crew; SATB Greek chorus; gymnasts. Standard orchestra, plus organ

Original Cast
Ben Heppner (Captain Ahab)
Jonathan Beyer (Captain Gardiner)
Keron Jackson (Daggoo)
Stephen Hall (First Sailor)
Allan Glassman (Flask)
Stephen Costello (Ishmael)
Talise Trevigne (Pip)
Jonathan Lemalu (Queequeg)
John Bates (Second Sailor)
Morgan Smith (Starbuck)
Robert Orth (Stubb)
Brian Rosewell (Tashtego)



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