GREAT PERFORMANCES: Moby-Dick From San Francisco Opera

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 9:00pm

Credit: Courtesy of Cory Weaver

Witness Jay Hunter Morris’ bravura performance as Ahab in an operatic adaptation of Melville’s novel. 

GREAT PERFORMANCES partnered with San Francisco Opera, one of the nation’s leading opera companies, to record Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s adaptation of the classic Herman Melville novel Moby Dick. Filmed fresh from his headline-making appearance as a last-minute replacement in the title role of Siegfried in the Met Opera’s epic Ring Cycle, Jay Hunter Morris starred as the obsessive Captain Ahab, delivering a bravura performance. GREAT PERFORMANCES: Moby-Dick From San Francisco Opera airs Friday, November 1, 2013 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.