Gene Scheer

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Birthday
23, 1958
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
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Birthday
23, 1958 (age 60)
Birthplace
New York

About

Opera composer and lyricist known for his compositions for such singers as Sylvia McNair, Renée Fleming, and Denyce Graves. He collaborated with numerous other composers on such operatic pieces as To Hell and Back and Cold Mountain.

Before Fame

After graduating from the renowned Eastman School of Music, he earned music fellowships to attend both the University of Cologne and the Hochschule Für Musik.

Trivia

He collaborated with composer Tobias Picker on the opera Thérèse Raquin.

Family Life

He was born and raised in New York City.

Associated With

He collaborated with opera composer Jake Heggie on several projects, including Moby-Dick (for the Dallas Opera) and Last Acts (for the Houston Grand Opera).