Spring 2019

La Susanna

a co-production with Opera Lafayette

April 21-22 The Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater, DC
May 2-5 @ BAM Fisher (Fishman Space), Brooklyn

More than 300 years after it was written and now cast for the first time with a female narrator, Stradella’s erotic oratorio resonates more strongly -- and disturbingly -- than ever.


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Don Giovanni

a semi-staged concert version

July 7 & 9 @ Chamber Music Northwest, Portland, Oregon

Heartbeat's celebrated Don Giovanni goes West ...  bringing more life to Mozart's entangled tale of three extraordinary women seeking their reckoning, pleasure, and liberation.


Der Freischütz

May 2019 workshop

In preparation for our Fall 2019 production, we're workshopping a brand-new adaptation, arrangement and translation of this dark, twisted German fairy tale with breathtaking Romantic music.


Earlier this season

5th Annual Halloween Drag Extravaganza:

a homersexual opera odyssey

October 26-27, 2018 @ Roulette, Brooklyn

“New York’s singularly unconventional” (Opera News) indie opera company invites you to grab your golden fleece and catch a chariot down to Brooklyn’s Colosseum (aka Roulette) for an operatic, Greco-Roman orgy of gorgeous gladiators and glam goddesses. 




a semi-staged concert version

November 28-29 @ Rutgers Church, NYC

A black activist is wrongfully incarcerated. His wife, Leah, disguises herself to infiltrate the system and free him.

“Urgent, powerful, and poignant” – The New York Times



Relive the 2017-18 Season

Don Giovanni

Spring Festival 2018
May 2–12, 2018
@ Baruch Performing Arts Center

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Directed by Louisa Proske
Music Directed by Jacob Ashworth
New Arrangement by Daniel Schlosberg


Spring Festival 2018
May 3–13, 2018
@ Baruch Performing Arts Center

Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Original libretto by Joseph Sonnleithner & Georg Friedrich Sonnleithner
Adapted and Directed by Ethan Heard
Arranged and Music Directed by Daniel Schlosberg
New English Dialogue Co-Written by Marcus Scott & Ethan Heard

All the World's a Drag!

Drag Extravaganza 2017
October 30–31, 2017
@ National Sawdust

Don thy codpieces, neck ruffs, and farthingales — Shakespeare cometh! Experience Heartbeat Opera's 4th annual Drag Extravaganza: ALL THE WORLD’S A DRAG! Shakespeare in love...with opera.