Opera Washington – Spring 2014 Program.
Opera at Kennedy Center, Washington – Program Spring 2014
By Henning Høholt
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WASHINGTON/UNITED STATES: Carl Tanner sings Melville´s Captain Ahab, among nautical sets and multimedia effects in Jake Heggie´s Moby Dick, Libretto by Gene Scheer, based on Herman Melville’s 19th-century literary masterwork novel, premiere 22. February 2014.
East Coast premiere.
Commissioned by The Dallas Opera Company. Production co-owned by The Dallas Opera, State Opera of South Australia, Calgary Opera, San Diego Opera, and San Francisco Opera.
In a concert version of Richard Strauss Die Rosenkavalier, Rene Fleming and Christoph Eschenbach (conductor) join forces. The spring season ends with the world premiere of a one-hour opera: An American Soldier, composed by the young Huang Ruo (1976-), who sets to music the life an death of an American-Chinese soldier in Afhghanistan. www.dc-opera.org