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Video RECORDED: 27 Sep 2023

Jake Heggie in Conversation

Fresh off the Metropolitan Opera premiere of Dead Man Walking, celebrated composer Jake Heggie joined Marc A. Scorca, president/CEO of OPERA America, for a conversation about his career in opera: from working on the staff of the San Francisco Opera to composing some of the most widely performed new operas of the last 20 years to creating his newest work, Intelligence.  


Read the digital event program.

This OPERA America Onstage event took place on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at the National Opera Center in New York City. 

Jake Heggie in Conversation is part of a composer mini-series this Onstage season, including Anthony Davis in Conversation (October 19, 2023) and Terence Blanchard in Conversation (April 25, 2024).

This event is part of OPERA America Onstage, our signature public programming series that welcomes artists, students, and opera audiences for intimate performances and conversations with our industry’s leading artists and rising talent. Learn more and see what's next at OPERA America Onstage.

Looking for more opera in your life? Check out the National Opera Calendar to find out what's on stage near you. 

The 2023–2024 season of OPERA America Onstage is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Programming at the National Opera Center is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.