Jake Heggie

San Jose Opera’s revival of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s 2010 “Moby Dick” is a winning epic. (Courtesy Pat Kirk)

San Jose Opera’s ‘Moby Dick’ a whale of a show

When “Moby-Dick” made its world premiere at Dallas Opera in 2010, followed…

 

San Francisco Opera’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” features Golda Schultz as Clara and William Burden as George Bailey (center), and, from left, Sarah Cambidge, Amitai Pati, Christian Pursell and Ashley Dixon as Angels First Class. (Courtesy Cory Weaver/ San Francisco Opera)

SF Opera sets holiday mood with gratifying ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

San Francisco Opera’s revised production of Jake Heggie’s opera “It’s a Wonderful…

 

From left, Kearstin Piper Brown, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer sing “Auld Lang Syne” in a session to promote “It’s a Wonderful Life,” opening Nov. 17 at the War Memorial Opera House in The City. (Courtesy Matthew Washburn/San Francisco Opera)

It’s a sneak preview of S.F. Opera’s ‘Wonderful Life’

San Francisco Opera offered a sneak peek this week of its upcoming…

 

Jake Heggie, left, and Gene Scheer have been commissioned to write a new piece for Merola Opera Program. (Courtesy Robert Hart Photography)

Merola commissions new work on 60th anniversary

San Francisco composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer are embarking on…

Jake Heggie, left, and Gene Scheer have been commissioned to write a new piece for Merola Opera Program. (Courtesy Robert Hart Photography)
COURTESY EMILY APPELComposer Jake Heggie’s new orchestration of “Camille Claudel: Into the Fire” gets its world premiere at Berkeley Symphony this week.

Jake Heggie brings full orchestra to ‘Camille Claudel’

For San Francisco’s Jake Heggie, as it was for French sculptor Camille…

COURTESY EMILY APPELComposer Jake Heggie’s new orchestration of “Camille Claudel: Into the Fire” gets its world premiere at Berkeley Symphony this week.
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New life for ‘Dead Man’ in S.F.

Composer Jake Heggie and librettist Terrence McNally, creators of the opera “Dead…

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Cellist Emil Miland and pals play Noe Valley

To celebrate a highly anticipated return to its renovated home at the…

COURTESY ADRIAN BONIFACIOFrom left