Jake Heggie is the American composer of the operas Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers, To Hell and Back, and Out of Darkness: a triptych of Holocaust stories (Another Sunrise - Farewell, Auschwitz - For a Look or a Touch). He has also composed more than 250 songs, as well as chamber, choral and orchestral works. The operas - most created with the distinguished writers Terrence McNally and Gene Scheer - have been produced extensively on five continents. Dead Man Walking (McNally) has received 40 productions since its premiere, as well as two live recordings. Moby-Dick (Scheer) was telecast in 2013 as part of Great Performances' 40th Season and was recently released on DVD (EuroArts).