Moby-Dick from San Francisco Opera
Gene Scheer on Creating a Libretto

Gene Scheer, librettist of the opera “Moby-Dick,” describes his creative process in representing the novel. He sees the emotional journey of Ishmael (the narrator), and the harpooner Queequeg’s influence on Ishmael as his best friend, as the soul of the novel. After working six months on his own, Scheer traveled with composer Jake Heggie to Nantucket to collaborate.

Gene Scheer Interview

“Moby-Dick” will be broadcast on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Friday, November 1, 2013 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.

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