Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Jake Heggie "Deepest Desire" interview with KCPT

Jake Heggie is a contemporary American composer best known for the opera, "Dead Man Walking." The woman at the core of that emotional story, Sister Helen Prejean, also inspired another song cycle, "Deepest Desire", based on her writings about her faith and the work she's done in the name of social justice. Heggie's friendship with Joyce DiDonato began even before she was cast in the New York City Opera production of "Dead Man Walking." He joined Joyce and music director Michael Stern at the Kauffman Center for rehearsals and the first symphonic performance of the piece.

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