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Jake Heggie

Jake Heggie


American composer Jake Heggie is the composer of Dead Man Walking (Terrence McNally, libretto) and The End of the Affair, as well as more than 200 songs and major concert works. Dead Man Walking received its premiere in 2000 at San Francisco Opera and has since been seen in New York, Austin, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh among others. Six international productions are scheduled for 2006/07 in Calgary, Baltimore, Dresden (European premiere), Vienna, Malmo and Sydney. The End of the Affair was premiered in 2004 at Houston Grand Opera and presented in a significantly revised version at Madison Opera in 2005. A 2005 Guggenheim Fellow, Heggie has served as composer-in-residence for San Francisco Opera (1998-2000) and New York’s EOS Orchestra (2000-2002). His songs have been recorded by Renee Fleming, Audra McDonald, Kristin Clayton, Susan Graham, Frederica von Stade, Joyce DiDonato, Joyce Castle, and Bryn Terfel, among others. Future projects include a musical with Terrence McNally, a cantata for Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra with Gene Scheer, songs for Joyce Castle, and a work for tenor Vinson Cole for Seattle's Music of Remembrance concert series.

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