Call Me Ishmael: Moby Dick Premieres at the Kennedy Center

The East Coast premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s Moby Dick finalizes the Washington National Opera’s all-American Winter season February 22–March 8, 2014 at the Kennedy Center Opera House.

Based on Herman Melville’s 19th-century literary classic, renowned American director Leonard Foglia leads a talented all-American cast (singing in English!) in performances conducted by Evan Rogister, a dynamic young American maestro making his WNO debut.Moby-Dick 1 - photo by Cory Weaver for San Francisco Opera

Arlington, VA-based tenor Carl Tanner (as Captain Ahab) and tenor Stephen Costello (as Greenhorn) are joined by baritone Matthew Worth (Starbuck), baritone Eric Greene (Queequeg), soprano Talise Travigne (Pip) and tenor Alexander Lewis (Flask).

Audiences can expect to be swept out to sea alongside Captain Ahab, relentlessly scouring the ocean for the fabled white whale that severed is leg… made all the more real with massive nautical sets and stunning multimedia visual effects, all while anticipating the epic showdown between man and beast,

Moby-Dick Performance and Ticket Information:

Saturday, February 22 at 7 p.m. • Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. • Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. • Saturday, March 8 at 7 p.m.

*Images courtesy WNO, credit Cory Weaver for San Francisco Opera