On Wednesday night, the epic tale of a white whale and its nemesis, the peg-legged Captain Ahab, came to life right in front of my camera. “Moby-Dick” makes its West Coast premiere this weekend at San Diego Opera at the Civic Theatre.

We tagged along for a dress rehearsal Wednesday. As Ahab, played by Ben Heppner, led his crew on the theatrical, nautical odyssey, I followed along, focusing on some moments of the drama and the music.


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Sam Hodgson is a freelance photojournalist and contributor to voiceofsandiego.org. You can contact him at samhodgsonphoto@gmail.com and check out his work on his website.

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    Written by Sam Hodgson

    Sam Hodgson is a freelance photojournalist and contributor to Voice of San Diego. You can contact him at samhodgsonphoto@gmail.com and check out his work on his website: http://www.samhodgsonphotography.com/singles.

    4 comments
    Bob Nelson
    Bob Nelson subscribermember

    Thank you, Kelly B. will be seeing the show next Tuesday; this photo essay is a great set up. Kind of like thinking about the kiss for several days, then finally making the move!! PS: All Sam's photos are great; my favorite one today is the close up of the violin.

    Bob Nelson
    Bob Nelson

    Thank you, Kelly B. will be seeing the show next Tuesday; this photo essay is a great set up. Kind of like thinking about the kiss for several days, then finally making the move!! PS: All Sam's photos are great; my favorite one today is the close up of the violin.

    Bob Nelson
    Bob Nelson subscribermember

    Sam's photos are once again terrific, especially the leading photo of Pip going overboard. In addition to Sam's great work, it would be nice to know names for the set designer, lighting designer and any other key players who created this beautiful production.

    Bob Nelson
    Bob Nelson

    Sam's photos are once again terrific, especially the leading photo of Pip going overboard. In addition to Sam's great work, it would be nice to know names for the set designer, lighting designer and any other key players who created this beautiful production.

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