An Interview with Jake Heggie about Great Scott

Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:00pm

LOCATION: The Auditorium at Scripps Research Institute
10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive, La Jolla 92121

HOST: Dr. Nicolas Reveles, Director of Education and Community Engagement, San Diego Opera
SPEAKER: Jake Heggie, Composer of Great Scott


There is no better resource to talk about and explore a new opera than the composer himself, in this case Jake Heggie, composer of such contemporary classics as Dead Man Walking and Moby Dick. In conversation with Nic Reveles, Mr. Heggie will tell us about how Great Scott was conceived, his collaboration with librettist Terrence McNally, the nature of his musical style, his influences and how the premiere of the opera in Dallas (November, 2015) was received. Particularly interesting will be a discussion of things he may want to change before San Diego Opera’s production upcoming in May, 2016. This event is a partnership with UCSD’s Extended Studies and Public Programs.