Features: 230 color photos. Notes. Bib. Index.
Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s grand opera Moby-Dick was a stunning
success in the world premiere production by the Dallas Opera in 2010.
Robert K. Wallace attended the final performance of the Dallas
production and has written this book so readers can experience the
process by which this contemporary masterpiece was created and performed
on stage. Interviews with the creative team and draft revisions of the
libretto and score show the opera in the process of being born.
Interviews with the principal singers and the production staff follow
the five-week rehearsal period into the world premiere production, each
step of the way illustrated by more than two hundred color photographs
by Karen Almond. more... about Heggie and Scheer's Moby-Dick: A Grand Opera for the Twenty-first Century