Heartbeat Opera Releases Virtual Performance of Bernstein Classic

By David Salazar

Heartbeat Opera, based in New York, has created a virtual performance video of the grand finale to Bernstein’s famed “Candide.” And now, the company is sharing the video online.

It features over 30 artists, all connected via Zoom. They include Banlingyu Ban, Stanley Bahorek, Sishel Claverie, Sara Couden, Thomas Cannon, Kevin Corte, Tynan Davis, Taylor-Alexis Dupont,  Kelly Griffin, Kristin Gornstein, Jessica Harika, Ethan Heard, Patrick Kilbride, Daniel Klein, Alex Loutsion, Jamilyn Manning-White, Miles Mykkanen, Felicia Moore, Tyler Putnam, Mary Rice, Annie Rosen, Leela Subramaniam, John Taylor Ward, and Ariana Wehr.

The video also includes a number of dancers and orchestral musicians under the direction of Ethan Heard and conducted by Jacob Ashwroth.

“Making this video has been a wonderful way to reconnect with friends, and sharing it has been our modest way of responding to this crisis with love and resilience. We hope you enjoy watching it, and we hope you’ll share it with your loved ones far and wide,” the Heartbeat team stated in a press release.