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San Diego Opera Presents 'Moby-Dick'

This world premiere is based on Herman Melville’s 19th century literary masterpiece, "Moby-Dick," exploring the lethal power of obsession and the need for human connection and understanding in an increasingly multicultural world; one filled with mysterious encounters, exotic characters and one man’s quest for a white whale that leaves death and destruction in its wake. The actions of this large and emotionally irresistible work are played out against a multimedia-enriched staging that ranges from striking to near miraculous. Using dazzling computer-generated effects, the visual impact of "Moby-Dick" pulls you into the action from the first chord of the achingly beautiful music. The towering role of Ahab is sung by one of the world’s leading dramatic tenors Ben Heppner who created the role in Dallas, Jonathan Boyd is Greenhorn and Starbuck is Morgan Smith. Directed by Leonard Foglia with huge nautical sets designed by Robert Brill, Jake Heggie’s monumental composition and Gene Scheer’s libretto is a vibrant piece of compelling musical theater.

Performance photo from "Moby-Dick."

Performance photo from "Moby-Dick."

Published on January 18, 2012

Performance photo from "Moby-Dick."

Performance photo from "Moby-Dick."

Published on January 18, 2012

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Published on January 18, 2012

The actions of this large and emotionally irresistible work "Moby-Dick," are played out against a multimedia-enriched staging (pictured) that ranges from striking to near miraculous.

The actions of this large and emotionally irresistible work "Moby-Dick," are played out against a multimedia-enriched staging (pictured) that ranges from striking to near miraculous.

Published on January 18, 2012

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Published on January 18, 2012

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Published on January 18, 2012

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Published on January 18, 2012

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Published on January 18, 2012

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Published on January 18, 2012

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Published on January 18, 2012

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Published on January 18, 2012

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Published on January 18, 2012

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Published on January 18, 2012

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Performance photo of the cast of "Moby-Dick."

Published on January 18, 2012

Performance photo from "Moby-Dick."

Performance photo from "Moby-Dick."

Published on January 18, 2012

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