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Jake Heggie: It's a Wonderful Life (Live)

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Patrick Summers

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It's a Wonderful Life  
1
Prelude (Live)
Jake Heggie; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
2:15
It's a Wonderful Life, Act I  
2
Act I. Clara in the Heavens (Live)
Jake Heggie; Talise Trevigne; Patti LuPone; D'Ana Lombard; Zoie Reams; Yongzhao Yu; Ben Edquist; William Burden; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
10:37
3
Act I. George Bailey's Childhood (Live)
Jake Heggie; Talise Trevigne; D'Ana Lombard; Zoie Reams; Yongzhao Yu; Ben Edquist; Stephen Thomas; Levi Smith; C.J. Friend; Jack Townsend; Rod Gilfry; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
8:41
4
Act I. Bedford Falls's Aladdin (Live)
Jake Heggie; Talise Trevigne; Joshua Hopkins; William Burden; Anthony Dean Griffey; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
2:56
5
Act I. Goodbye Bedford Falls (Live)
Jake Heggie; Joshua Hopkins; Anthony Dean Griffey; Talise Trevigne; Frankie Hickman; William Burden; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
5:30
6
Act I. The High School Dance (Live)
Jake Heggie; Andrea Carroll; William Burden; Houston Grand Opera Chorus; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
4:05
7
Act I. I'm Gonna See the World (Live)
Jake Heggie; Andrea Carroll; William Burden; Anthony Dean Griffey; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
6:31
8
Act I. Wait and Save (Live)
Jake Heggie; Rod Gilfry; Anthony Dean Griffey; William Burden; Heath Martin; Talise Trevigne; D'Ana Lombard; Zoie Reams; Yongzhao Yu; Ben Edquist; Joshua Hopkins; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
6:26
9
Act I. Four Years (Live)
Jake Heggie; Talise Trevigne; D'Ana Lombard; Zoie Reams; Yongzhao Yu; Ben Edquist; Andrea Carroll; Joshua Hopkins; Anthony Dean Griffey; William Burden; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
3:40
10
Act I. Harry's Homecoming (Live)
Jake Heggie; Anthony Dean Griffey; Joshua Hopkins; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
0:28
11
Act I. A Rainbow at Midnight (Live)
Jake Heggie; Anthony Dean Griffey; Joshua Hopkins; William Burden; Kate Smith; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
6:10
12
Act I. I'm Gonna Love You 'Til the Day I Die (Live)
Jake Heggie; Andrea Carroll; Talise Trevigne; William Burden; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
6:26
It's a Wonderful Life, Act II  
1
Act II. George and Mary's Wedding Day (Live)
Jake Heggie; Talise Trevigne; William Burden; Andrea Carroll; Frankie Hickman; Heath Martin; Houston Grand Opera Chorus; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
3:50
2
Act II. The Bank Run of 1929 (Live)
Jake Heggie; Talise Trevigne; D'Ana Lombard; Zoie Reams; Yongzhao Yu; Ben Edquist; William Burden; Anthony Dean Griffey; Houston Grand Opera Chorus; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
5:37
3
Act II. Changes and Blessings (Live)
Jake Heggie; Talise Trevigne; William Burden; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
3:20
4
Act II. Thank You, Mr. Bailey (Live)
Jake Heggie; Talise Trevigne; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
1:11
5
Act II. I Want to Hire You, George (Live)
Jake Heggie; William Burden; Rod Gilfry; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
5:15
6
Act II. One Country, One Dream (Live)
Jake Heggie; Talise Trevigne; D'Ana Lombard; Zoie Reams; Yongzhao Yu; Ben Edquist; Houston Grand Opera Chorus; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
4:16
7
Act II. What a Day! (Live)
Jake Heggie; Talise Trevigne; William Burden; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
1:20
8
Act II. Uncle Billy Loses the Bank Deposit (Live)
Jake Heggie; Talise Trevigne; William Burden; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
4:20
9
Act II. Zuzu's Petals (Live)
Jake Heggie; Levi Smith; C.J. Friend; William Burden; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
5:09
10
Act II. You're Worth More Dead Than Alive (Live)
Jake Heggie; Talise Trevigne; William Burden; Houston Grand Opera Chorus; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
3:47
11
Act II. I Wish I'd Never Been Born (Live)
Jake Heggie; Talise Trevigne; William Burden; Houston Grand Opera Chorus; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
5:06
12
Act II. The World Without George Bailey (Live)
Jake Heggie; Talise Trevigne; William Burden; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
8:12
13
Act II. Christmas Morning (Live)
Jake Heggie; William Burden; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
4:39
14
Act II. A Wonderful Life (Live)
Jake Heggie; Talise Trevigne; D'Ana Lombard; Zoie Reams; Yongzhao Yu; Ben Edquist; William Burden; Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Patrick Summers
5:23
15
Act II. Auld Lang Syne (Live)
Jake Heggie; Patti LuPone; Talise Trevigne; William Burden; Andrea Carroll; Ben Edquist; C.J. Friend; Rod Gilfry; Grace Graper; Anthony Dean Griffey; Frankie Hickman; Joshua Hopkins; D'Ana Lombard; Heath Martin; Zoie Reams; Levi Smith; Stephen Thomas; Jack Townsend; Y
1:28
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    2:06:38
"Tenor William Burden brought searing conviction to the role of George Bailey."
- Gregory Barnett, Opera News

Composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer take on the classic holiday film by Frank Capra, It's a Wonderful Life, with a dynamic operatic adaption. Renowned American tenor William Burden takes on the role of George Bailey in this live recording, bringing his outstanding reputation to a new work with the Houston Grand Opera.

“What a great joy, privilege, and immense challenge it was to take the beloved story of It’s a Wonderful Life and compose the music for the people of Bedford Falls. The emotional journey of George Bailey and Clara allowed me to call on musical styles of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s, contrasted with music from the heavens. The project of a lifetime.”
- Jake Heggie
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