Moby Dick: From the Novel to the San Francisco Opera
Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
The Friends of the Institute Present:
Moby Dick: From the Novel
to the San Francisco Opera
With special guests
Jake Heggie, Composer
Kip Cranna, San Francisco Opera Director of Artistic Planning
Moderator: Bill Riess, PhD, Jungian analyst
Sunday, October 28, 2 - 5 pm, at the Institute
RSVP by October 24
Join us for an afternoon of exploration into the psychological depths of Herman Melville’s great novel, Moby Dick. Jungian Analyst Bill Riess will be joined by composer Jake Heggie and SF Opera Director of Musical Administration Kip Cranna to present highlights of the upcoming
production and discuss the ways in which the artists transformed Melville’s massive work for the operatic stage. We will touch upon Edward Edinger’s archetypal study of the novel, Moby Dick: An American Nekyia, as well as see and hear excerpts from the production. This is a unique opportunity to become more familiar with one of the greatest works of American fiction from the Jungian perspective.
A reception including wine & light snacks will follow the discussion. We hope you will be there.
Members of the Institute community are invited to enjoy the opera Moby Dick at a 30% discount on Friday evening, November 2.
For tickets, please go to www.sfopera.com/offers and enter the discount code JUNG30.
To see clips of Moby Dick and interviews with the composer and librettist,
please visit the San Francisco Opera website at
Illustrations by Rockwell Kent for the 1929 edition of Moby Dick.
When & Where
The Jung Institute of San Francisco
The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
The C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco is a non-profit educational and community service organization that devotes itself to the furtherance of Jungian thought in clinical work and in cultural discourse. In addition to its Analytic Training Program, the Institute provides educational events for the general public, seminars for professionals, and produces Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche, now published by Taylor & Francis. The Institute houses an extensive library and offers a sliding scale psychotherapy clinic. Friends of the Institute, an auxiliary organization, welcomes new members.
For more information, please visit us online at www.sfjung.org.