Words First: Talking Text in Opera

Celebrating Gene Scheer with Jake Heggie, Leonard Foglia, and many others.

February 08, 2021 Keturah Stickann Season 2 Episode 6
Words First: Talking Text in Opera
Celebrating Gene Scheer with Jake Heggie, Leonard Foglia, and many others.
Show Notes

In this episode, Keturah speaks with singers, composers, and directors about the words and collaborative spirit of librettist, Gene Scheer.

In order of appearance:

Efrain Solis (https://www.efrainsolis.com/)
Frederica Von Stade (http://www.fredericavonstade.com/)
Emily Fons (https://www.emilyfons.com/)
Jonathan Lemalu (https://jonathanlemalu.com/)
Morgan Smith (https://www.baritonemorgansmith.com/)
Stephen Costello (https://stephencostellotenor.com/)
William Burden (https://www.opus3artists.com/artists/william-burden/)
Jake Heggie (https://jakeheggie.com/)
Leonard Foglia (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Foglia)

Pieces with a libretto by Gene Scheer mentioned in this episode:

American Anthem (https://youtu.be/RIGnlIymhUU)
Cold Mountain (https://operawire.com/opera-profile-jennifer-higdon-gene-scheers-cold-mountain/)
Everest (https://dallasopera.org/performance/everest/)
For A Look Or A Touch (https://jakeheggie.com/for-a-look-or-a-touch-2013/)
If I Were You (https://jakeheggie.com/if-i-were-you-2019/)
It’s A Wonderful Life (https://jakeheggie.com/its-a-wonderful-life-2016/)
Moby-Dick (https://jakeheggie.com/moby-dick-2010/)
Statuesque (https://genescheer.com/project/statuesque/)
Three Decembers (https://jakeheggie.com/three-decembers-2008/)
To Hell and Back (http://genescheer.com/project/to-hell-and-back/)