Saturday, May 8, 2010
Avast and a-hoy - Moby Dick at the Dallas Opera tonight
Tonight the music critics will hear Dallas Opera's production of Moby Dick, a new opera by Jake Heggie with the libretto by Gene Scheer. Ben Heppner is the one-legged Captain Ahab. Others in the cast are baritone Morgan Smith as Starbuck; tenor Stephen Costello as Greenhorn; bass-baritone Jonathan Lemalu as Queequeg; soprano Talise Trevigne as Pip; tenor Matthew O'Neill as Flask and baritone Robert Orth as Stubb. The cast will be conducted by Patrick Summers and staged by Leonard Foglia. This new co-production will be designed by two-time Tony Award-nominee Robert Brill and award-winning Broadway veterans Jane Greenwood and Donald Holder. More later.