Pacific Rim Lecture: Moby Dick the Opera
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Fromm Hall 120 - Xavier Auditorium
Events and Lectures
Elbers, Krysten Cogswell
Center for Pacific Rim
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 7:00 PM
USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall
The USF Center for the Pacific Rim presents
The White Whale of the Pacific
Excerpts and Explanations from San Francisco Opera's Production of Moby Dick
In American art Herman Melville's 19th century masterpiece, Moby Dick, has inspired many to include the 20-th century film by John Huston and Gregory Peck and now the 21st century opera by Jak Heggie and Gene Scheer. Heggie, who will be with us along with singers and a pianist, previously composed the opera Dead Man Walking.
Now he gives a singing life to Ishmael, Starbuck, Captain Ahab and others. Few know that Califoria was once the location for may whaling stations, the most famous being Mendocino. The Associated Press calls this opera "achingly beautiful"; come hear for yourself.
Dr. Clifford Cranna, Director of Music Administration of San Francisco Opera, will coordinate the event. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. For reservations call (415) 422-6828.
Cosponsored by the USF English Department, the USF Media Studies Department, The World Affairs Council of Northern California, and the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning.