Past productions

Explore all of Heartbeat Opera's original productions from past seasons. For rental inquiries, email info@heartbeatopera.org.

 

Fall 2018

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FIDELIO

Remounted in a Semi-Staged Concert Version
Presented by Rutgers Presbyterian Church
May 3–13, 2018
@ Rutgers Presbyterian Church

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

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DRAGUS MAXIMUS

A Homersexual Opera Odyssey
October 26-27, 2018
@ Roulette, Brooklyn

All roads lead to Rome… and to Heartbeat Opera’s fifth annual Halloween Drag Extravaganza! 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. Join Homer and Sappho in a Herculean quest to Hades and back -- featuring the siren songs of Monteverdi, Handel, and Offenbach, plus a brand new number by Vavrek and Schlosberg. When in Rome…

Spring Festival 2018

See more: Explore the 2018 festival
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DON GIOVANNI

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

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Adapted & Directed by Louisa Proske
Music Directed by Jacob Ashworth
New Arrangement by Daniel Schlosberg
Additional Direction & Musical Staging by Chloe Treat

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FIDELIO

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 & Directed by Ethan Heard
Arranged & Music Directed by Daniel Schlosberg
New English Dialogue Co-Written by Marcus Scott & Ethan Heard

Fall 2017

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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.

Spring Festival 2017

See more: Explore the 2017 festival
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BUTTERFLY

Spring Festival 2017
May 21–28, 2017
@ Baruch Performing Arts Center

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by L. Illica and G. Giacosa
New arrangement by Daniel Schlosberg
Adapted by Ethan Heard and Jacob Ashworth
Translation by Jacob Ashworth & Peregrine Heard

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CARMEN

Spring Festival 2017
May 21–28, 2017
@ Baruch Performing Arts Center

Music by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
New arrangement by Daniel Schlosberg
Adapted & Directed by Louisa Proske
Translation by Michaël Attias

Fall 2016

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QUEENS OF THE NIGHT: MOZART IN SPACE

Drag Extravaganza 2016
October 31, 2016
@ National Sawdust

Heartbeat Opera presents its 3rd annual Halloween Drag Extravaganza: a spectacular night of eye-popping fashion, divalicious coloraturas, and galactic Halloween revelries.

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HEARTBEAT ON THE HIGH LINE

September 22, 2016
@ The High Line, NYC

Heartbeat Opera was invited to perform as part of the "Out of Line" series on the New York's iconic High Line.

Spring Festival 2016

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LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR

Spring Festival 2016
March 10–20, 2016
@ Theatre at St. Clement's

Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano
Directed & Adapted by Louisa Proske
Arranged & Music Directed by Daniel Schlosberg

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DIDO & AENEAS

Spring Festival 2016
March 11–20, 2016
@ Theatre at St. Clement's

Music by Henry Purcell
Libretto by Nahum Tate
Directed by Ethan Heard
Music Directed by Jacob Ashworth

Fall 2015

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MISS HANDEL

Drag Extravaganza 2015
October 29–30, 2015
@ The Cotton Candy Machine

Part pageant, all party, this year’s delectable celebration (mis)handles George Frideric Handel. Don your powdery wigs, your dazzling masks, and prepare ye for beauty marks, coloraturas, fans, cocktails, raffle prizes, a costume contest, and so much more!

Spring Festival 2015

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DAPHNIS & CHLOÉ

Spring Festival 2015
March 19–22, 2015
@ Sheen Center Blackbox

Music by Jacques Offenbach
Text by Franz Kafka
Directed by Louisa Proske
Music Directed by Louis Lohraseb

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KAFKA-FRAGMENTS

Spring Festival 2015
March 18–22, 2015
@ Sheen Center Blackbox

Music by György Kurtág
Text by Franz Kafka
Directed by Ethan Heard

Fall 2014

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THE FAIRY QUEEN

Drag Extravaganza 2014
October 30, 2014
@ The Cotton Candy Machine

Music by Henry Purcell
Directed by Ethan Heard & Louisa ProskeMusic Directed by Jacob Ashworth & Daniel Schlosberg