Moby Dick



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San Francisco Opera today announced the Company’s October
2012 presentation of composer ,
will be broadcast nationwide on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 9 p.m. on
PBS, as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. Great Performances, a production of
THIRTEEN for WNET, is one of America’s most prolific and respected public media partners.

This live-to-tape broadcast is produced by San Francisco Opera’s resident production team in
collaboration with WNET using San Francisco Opera’s own high-definition (HD) media facilities to capture
Moby-Dick’s dramatic stage action and critically acclaimed musical score. The HD taping of Moby-Dick is
video-directed by Frank Zamacona, a veteran video director of more than 42 stage productions for San
Francisco Opera.

“After a ten-year hiatus we are delighted to be back with our first nationally televised production,
greatly facilitated by our in-house Koret-Taube Media Suite and our resident production crew,” said San
Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley. “Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s opera Moby-Dick and its
stage production are distinguished achievements and we are thrilled to partner once again with Great
Performances in getting San Francisco Opera productions out to a wider audience.”
Composer Jake Heggie commented, “Americans can be justifiably proud that across the country, our
opera companies are creating bold, meaningful, new works to tell stories that resonate strongly with
audiences. I am thrilled, honored and deeply grateful that San Francisco Opera’s stunning production of 2

Moby-Dick – commissioned with the companies of Dallas, San Diego, Calgary and South Australia – will now
be telecast to millions of viewers nationwide. This is a dream come true for everybody involved – and a
heartfelt tribute to the genius and inspiration of the great American author, Herman Melville.”

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