A Question of Light


A Question of Light is a song cycle by Jake Heggie. The poetry is by Gene Scheer and is based on works of art from the Dallas Museum of Art.

The song cycle was composed for baritone Nathan Gunn and was premiered on April 8, 2011 at the Dallas Opera by Gunn with the composer at the piano.

The West Coast premiere of four songs from A Question of Light took place as part of SongFest (Pepperdine University, California) in June 2011.


1. The Light of Coincidences [René Magritte]
2. Eccentric Flint (Maya c. AD 600-900)
3. Yellow Roses in a Vase [Gustave Caillebotte]
4. Place de la Concorde [Piet Mondrian]
5. El Hombre (Tamayo)
6. Watch [Gerald Murphy]

(The texts of the songs are unavailable.)

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