UPCOMING

HOT MAMA: Singing Gays Saving Gaia

Heartbeat Opera’s Sixth Annual Halloween Drag Extravaganza

October 30-31, 2019 at Roulette, Brooklyn

TRUTH & RECONCILIATION

Music by Mel Marvin and Words by Jonathan Levi

January 11-12, 2020 at Opera America

LADY M

a new 90-minute version of Verdi’s MACBETH with Heartbeat Opera

May 11-16, 2020 at Irondale, Brooklyn

RECENT

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LA SUSANNA

a co-production between Heartbeat Opera and Opera Lafayette

April 21 & 22, 2019 at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater

May 2-5, 2019 at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space)

Alessandro Stradella, composer
Giovanni Battista Giardini, librettist
Premiere American Staging

Two judges desire the beautiful Susanna. When she rejects their advances, they exploit their power in an attempt to destroy her. It’s the Bible’s iconic story of sexual harassment and the perversion of justice. Originally conceived with a male narrator and male savior, Stradella’s seductive oratorio from 1681 becomes a startlingly powerful opera for 2019, with women as both storyteller and whistleblower. Heartbeat Opera (“imaginative and vital” – The New Yorker) and Opera Lafayette (“uncommonly rewarding” – Musical America) join forces to breathe new life into this baroque gem, which speaks truth to power here and now.

THE BALTIMORE WALTZ

by Paula Vogel

a reading at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, part of Pride Plays

June 20-24, 2019