New Version of Verdi’s ‘Macbeth’ Among Highlights of Heartbeat Opera’s 2019-20 Season

By David Salazar
(Credit: Andrew Boyle)

Heartbeat Opera has announced its 2019-20 season, which will feature three major presentations.

It all kicks off with “Hot Mama: Singing Gays Saving Gaia,” the company’s sixth annual Halloween Drag Extravaganza. It will be directed by Ethan Heard and will take place at the Roulette in Brooklyn.

Performance Dates: Oct. 30, 31, 2019

The company will then preset Weber’s “Der Freischütz” in a production conceived, adapted, and directed by Louisa Proske. The newly arranged music will be directed from the piano by Daniel Schlosberg. Performances will take place at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in Manhattan.

Performance Dates: Dec. 4-15, 2019

The season will end with “Lady M,” a new version of Verdi’s “Macbeth.” The company will workshop the new adaptation / remake in 2020 with a full production set to come in 2021. The work will be directed and adapted by Heard with music arranged by Daniel Schlosberg. Violinist Jacob Ashworth will perform and conduct the work, which will be presented at Irondale, Brooklyn.

Performance Dates: May 11-16, 2020