Moby-Dick from San Francisco Opera

Full Episode

Watch the full program Moby-Dick from the San Francisco Opera. The award-winning opera “Moby-Dick” is composed by Jake Heggie, with libretto by Gene Scheer.

Moby-Dick from San Francisco Opera

Patrick Summers on Conducting New Work

Patrick Summer is the conductor of San Francisco Opera’s “Moby-Dick.” He describes presenting new work as “one of the most vital things we do in the performing arts” and discusses how a living composer provides additional details beyond what’s written in the score.

Moby-Dick from San Francisco Opera

Stephen Costello is Ishmael

Stephen Costello discusses his role as Ishmael, or “the Greenhorn,” in the San Francisco Opera production of “Moby-Dick.” Watch scenes of his duet with Jonathan Lemalu as Queequeg, and Costello’s aria, “Human Madness.” “I love my aria, ‘Human Madness’ because it’s one of the only times that you can sing on stage with the orchestra […]