Tickets on sale January 2018
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Directed by Louisa Proske
Music Directed by Jacob Ashworth
New Arrangement by Daniel Schlosberg
May 2 @ 8pm
May 4 @ 8pm
May 6 @ 3pm (Gala Double Bill)
May 8 @ 8pm
May 10 @ 8pm
May 12 @ 8pm
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Libretto by Joseph Sonnleithner
Directed by Ethan Heard
Music directed and newly arranged by Daniel Schlosberg
May 3 @ 8pm
May 5 @ 8pm
May 6 @ 7.30pm (Gala Double Bill)
May 9 @ 8pm
May 11 @ 8pm
May 13 @ 3pm
Press from Last Year's Spring Festival
"Bold and vivid .... This small, adventurous company strives to make opera a visceral, intimate and immediate “encounter,” as they have said. Their alterations to masterpieces aim to get past dated elements that can mute the raw emotions and the timeless issues coursing within the original works. These presentations are meant, simply, as readings, as one-time interpretations."
– Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times
Carmen was "gripping as music theater ... Louisa Proske set out to examine and challenge the all-too-timely oppositions structured around borders of all types. ... an anti-touristic Carmen."
Ethan Heard's "handsome, minimal production [of Butterfly] would make a fine touring Butterfly staging" and "had a compelling anchor".
– Opera News, In Review: Madama Butterfly (5/20/17), Carmen (5/25/17)
"[W]hat’s so pleasing about Heartbeat Opera’s “Butterfly” is how well its artistic intentions dovetail with its limited means."
– Russell Platt, The Trailblazing Efforts of “Indie Opera” (The New Yorker)