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Moby-Dick
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E. Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E. Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601
Opera
Runs Apr 25Apr 28, 2019

The grand American epic arrives in Chicago in an international co-production.

Based on Herman Melville’s magnum opus, the opera takes the sprawling novel and distills it to under three hours of innovative, musical storytelling. The opera follows Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod, on his quest for revenge on the legendary beast that cost him a leg. Unlike Melville’s retrospective narrative, Heggie’s opera is set in real time, featuring the character of Starbuck, Greenhorn, Queequeg, and Pip.

Music by Jake Heggie | Libretto by Gene Scheer

Conducted by Lidiya Yankovskaya

Directed by Kristine McIntyre

Based on the novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

A new co-production with Utah Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, San Jose Opera, and Gran Teatre del Liceu.

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