BroadwayHD expands partnership with San Francisco Opera bringing award winning production of Moby-Dick to their streaming site.
November 1, 2020: BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for theater fans, will be expanding their partnership with the San Francisco Opera. On November 17 debut of the Moby-Dick by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer will debut on BroadwayHD. Moby-Dick is only the latest work from the opera company. Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and Hammerstein II/Kern’s Show Boat debuted earlier this fall. The expansion of BroadwayHD’s slate with San Francisco Opera is part of their effort to showcase the best of live theater and other live performances, not only on Broadway, but from venues across the U.S. and the globe.
Composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer’s award-winning Moby-Dick brings a thrilling new musical dimension to one of the towering classics of American literature, Herman Melville’s celebrated novel. The Bay Area premiere ran for eight performances in the fall of 2012 at the historic War Memorial Opera House, to great critical acclaim.
In addition to Moby-Dick, BroadwayHD recently brought two additional iconic productions from San Francisco Opera to their streaming service: Porgy and Bess and Show Boat. The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess debuted on BroadwayHD in September. Eric Owens (Porgy) and Laquita Mitchell (Bess) led an amazing cast, under internationally acclaimed conductor John DeMain, who’s 1976 recording of Porgy and Bess won a Grammy and remains a benchmark interpretation of this masterpiece. The performance was recorded live in High Definition at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco in 2009. Meanwhile Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern’s classic production, Show Boat, which arrived on the service in October, was directed by Francesca Zambello and features Heidi Stober, Michael Todd Simpson, Bill Irwin, Harriet Harris, Patricia Racette and more.
BroadwayHD introduces award-winning theater from all across the globe with both classic and modern productions. Fans can expect to see the full works of Shakespeare, awe-inspiring performances from Cirque du Soleil and a selection of the world’s greatest musical including Kinky Boots, Cats, 42nd Street, She Loves Me, The Phantom of The Opera, The King and I, Sound of Music, and An American in Paris. All performances are adapted specifically for streaming audiences to maximize the entertainment experience. To learn more about BroadwayHD, visit www.broadwayhd.com<http://www.broadwayhd.com>.
San Francisco Opera has been recognized as one of the world’s leading opera companies since its founding in 1923. The Company remains a vital artistic institution through its mainstage programming, renowned artist training programs and repertory-expanding commissions, including John Adams’ Doctor Atomic and Girls of the Golden West, Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire, and Bright Sheng’s Dream of the Red Chamber. Under the leadership of General Director Matthew Shilvock, San Francisco Opera continues to pioneer new approaches to producing large-scale opera in the 21st century and create impactful, reciprocal connections with the community. In 2021, Music Director Designate Eun Sun Kim becomes San Francisco Opera’s fourth music director and will carry the Company through its 2022-23 centennial and into the future.