Moby Dick | Benedum Center | Theater | Pittsburgh City Paper

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Moby Dick

When: Sat., March 17, 8 p.m., Tue., March 20, 7:30 p.m., Fri., March 23, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., March 25, 2 p.m. 2018

“Call me Ishmael.” Tonight, the Pittsburgh Opera premieres the critically acclaimed opera, Moby Dick, inspired by Herman Melville’s well-known eponymous novel. Created by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer, the work follows the journey of Captain Ahab, and his ship, the Pequod, as he pursues the legendary white whale. The show, at the Benedum Center, is being co-produced with Opera Utah and will feature dancers from Pittsburgh’s Attack Theatre. The cast will include Canadian tenor Roger Honeywell, former Pittsburgh Opera resident artist Sean Panikkar, Texas baritone Michael Mayes and South African bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana. Antony Walker conducts and Kristine McIntyre directs. -RA

Price: $6.75-159.75

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