Cuesheet 2013-2014 Season


Washington National Opera Working Rehearsal

The Student Rehearsal Program introduces middle and high school students to opera by giving them the opportunity to witness firsthand the final rehearsals of Washington National Opera’s main stage productions.

See what unfolds in this new opera of Herman Melville’s 19th-century literary masterwork as Captain Ahab relentlessly scours the ocean for the fabled white whale that severed his leg. Moby-Dick features nautical sets, dazzling multimedia visual effects, and a beautiful score.

View the Cuesheet performance guide online or use the resources below to go deeper.

  • Be sure to check out Jake Heggie’s website to learn more about the opera's composer.
  • Want more behind-the-scenes scoops on Moby-Dick? Visit the San Francisco Opera’s in-depth show page. Be sure to scroll down and click on the “Program Articles” tab for insightful interviews with members of the creative team.
  • Go back to the source and read Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick in its entirety for free on American Literature.
  • Discover more on the history of opera with Opera America. Also visit their Glossary of Terms to familiarize yourself with opera lingo.
  • Get your opera on. Design your own production of the classic fairytale "Hansel and Gretel."

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