Spring Festival 2018
May 2–13, 2018
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue, NYC
"Bold and Vivid"
– The New York Times
– The New Yorker
– Opera News
– The Wall Street Journal
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Directed by Louisa Proske
Music Directed by Jacob Ashworth
New Arrangement by Daniel Schlosberg
While Don Giovanni dances at the edge of a precipice, three extraordinary women pursue him, each seeking their own reckoning, pleasure, and liberation. Is the great seducer destroying or empowering the women he encounters? What story does the sublime music tell? This visceral new production wrestles with Mozart’s elusive masterpiece in our present cultural moment.
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Original libretto by Joseph Sonnleithner and Georg Friedrich Sonnleithner
Adapted and Directed by Ethan Heard
Arranged and Music Directed by Daniel Schlosberg
New English Dialogue Co-Written by Marcus Scott and Ethan Heard
A black activist is wrongfully incarcerated. His wife, Leah, passes as a man to infiltrate the system and free him. But when injustice reigns, one woman's grit may not be enough to save her love. Featuring the voices of imprisoned people, this daring adaptation pits corruption against courage, hate against hope.
GALA: DOUBLE BILL // May 6
Don't miss this unique opportunity to see two monumental works on the same day. Experience DON GIOVANNI and FIDELIO, and enjoy an exclusive dinner with the Heartbeat Opera family between performances.