Great Performances | Clip | Gene Scheer, Librettist of Moby-Dick
Gene Scheer, librettist of the opera Moby-Dick, describes his creative process in representing the novel. He sees the emotional journey of Ishmael (the narrator) and the harpooner Queequeg's influence on him as his best friend as the soul of the novel. After working six months on his own, Scheer traveled with composer Jake Heggie to Nantucket to collaborate. Premiering Friday, November 1, 2013.