Jake Heggie (born on
March 31, 1961in West Palm Beach, Florida) is an American composer and pianist.
Jake Heggie is the composer of the operas "Dead Man Walking" (2000), "The End of the Affair" (2004), "At The Statue of Venus" (2005), and "To Hell and Back" (2006). He is also the composer of more than 200 art songs as well as chamber and concert works. His operas and songs are championed internationally by singers who include
Isabel Bayrakdarian, Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Frederica von Stade, Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, Joyce DiDonato, Jennifer Larmore, Bryn Terfeland many others. He also accompanies many of these artists in recitals.
In 1998 he was appointed composer in residence to the
San Francisco Opera, where his first opera, "Dead Man Walking", was first performed in 2000. With a librettoby Terrence McNallyand a production by director Joe Mantello, the opera was extensively acclaimed and it ran for two extra performances due to popularity. It has since been seen in 15 international productions, including performances at New York City Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Opera Pacific, Baltimore Opera, Calgary Opera, Dresden State Opera, State Opera of South Australia, with future performances in Viennaand Sydney. In 2007 alone, "Dead Man Walking" will receive more than 50 performances. Directors of subsequent productions have included Leonard Foglia and Nikolaus Lehnhoff. His second opera, "The End of the Affair", was premiered in 2004 at Houston Grand Opera. It has since been produced by Madison Opera, Seattle Operaand the Lyric Opera of Kansas City.
In 2005, Heggie collaborated again with Terrence McNally to create "At the Statue of Venus", which opened the
Ellie Caulkins Opera Housein Denver. His most recent opera was "To Hell and Back" (libretto by Gene Scheer), commissioned by the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestraand featuring soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian and Patti LuPone, conducted by Nicholas McGeganin November 2006.
29 February 2008his opera " Last Acts", with a libretto by Gene Scheer based on a play by Terrence McNally, opened at the Houston Grand Opera, which commissioned the work in association with the San Francisco Opera and Cal Performances. "Last Acts" was its working title; it will in future be known as "Three Decembers". [cite web
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Heggie's major works also include a cello concerto ("Holy The Firm") commissioned by the Oakland East Bay Symphony for cellist Emil Miland, and the song cycles "The Deepest Desire" (poetry by Sister
Helen Prejean), "The Starry Night" (poetry by Anne Sexton, Van Goghand Emily Dickinson), "Statuesque" (poetry by Gene Scheer), "Rise and Fall" (poetry by Gene Scheer), "Here and Gone" (poetry by Vachel Lindsayand A.E. Housman), and "Winter Roses" (poetry by Raymond Carver, Charlene Baldridge, Frederica von Stade and Emily Dickinson).
Heggie's list of current commissions includes works for the
Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, San Francisco Opera, Music of Remembrance, Ravinia Festival, and Wigmore Hall.
*http://www.jakeheggie.com/ (Official Web site)
*http://www.usoperaweb.com/2004/spring/heggie.htm (interview about "Dead Man Walking" and "The End of the Affair").
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