Available in DVD and Blu-ray formats.
In this world premiere recording of San Francisco Opera's thrilling production, Grammy-winning tenor Jay Hunter Morris plays the role of Captain Ahab in Herman Meville's epic tale of a fierce, obsessive whaling-boat captain who descends into madness and puts his crew in mortal danger. Composer Jake Heggie's opera is his "finest creation since Dead Man Walking," and librettist Gene Scheer's adaptation is "a vibrant, compelling piece of musical theater" (San Francisco Chronicle). Bonus material includes artist interviews and production time-lapse.
Conducted by Patrick Summers. Recorded live at the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 2012.