Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer’s Moby-Dick

Saturday, January 20, 2018 7:30PM
J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre

Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer’s Moby-Dick

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Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer’s Moby-Dick

Utah Opera Series


Obsession has never run deeper

Since its debut in 2010, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s opera adaptation of Melville’s classic novel has enraptured audiences with its innovative storytelling. Now, come experience this entirely new production created by and for Utah Opera. Don’t miss this incredible combination of astounding visuals and spellbinding music as Utah Opera sweeps you out to sea on a quest fueled by one man’s willingness to risk everything for revenge.

Performed in English with English supertitles.

VENUE: Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 | Get Directions


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Music by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Gene Scheer
Commissioned by The Dallas Opera Company
Kristine McIntyre, director
Joseph Mechavich, conductor
Erhard Rom, Set Designer
Jessica Jahn, Costume Designer

Joshua Dennis, Greenhorn
Roger Honeywell, Captain Ahab
David Adam Moore, Starbuck
Musa Ngqungwana, Queequeg
Jasmine Habersham, Pip
Craig Irvin, Stubb
Jesus Murillo, Captain Gardiner
Utah Opera Chorus
Utah Symphony


RUN TIME: Approximately 2 hours including intermission.

GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.