Limited seats still available for Nov. 1 screening of PBS broadcast of 'Moby-Dick' opera

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Monday – Oct. 28, 2013

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Limited seats are still available for the Northern Kentucky University live screening of the PBS “Great Performances” broadcast of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s Moby-Dick opera on Friday, Nov. 1, at 9 p.m., in the Griffin Hall George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium.

The screening will be preceded at 8 p.m. by a reception and book signing by NKU professor Robert K. Wallace. At 8:40 p.m., Wallace will be joined for brief remarks by Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera.

Wallace attended the world premiere of the opera in Dallas in 2010. His book, “Heggie and Scheer’s Moby-Dick,” has been hailed by Opera Now as the “perfect companion volume” to the DVD and Blu-ray versions of the opera soon to be released. Cincinnati Opera will produce Heggie and Scheer’s Moby-Dick in 2016.

Co-sponsored by CET, Cincinnati Opera and the NKU Office of the Provost, the Nov. 1 screening of the PBS broadcast will highlight a week-long celebration of National Opera Week in the Greater Cincinnati area. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required at

Dr. Wallace will also appear at a book signing and public Q&A at Barnes and Noble at Newport on the Levee on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m.
For further information contact Dr. Wallace at or Cincinnati Opera at

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