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.