Heartbeat Opera Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring Adaptations of Beethoven, Puccini, and Verdi

New York’s Heartbeat Opera has announced its 2022-23 Season, which includes a video premiere and the company’s Spring Festival, featuring significant adaptions of Puccini’s “Tosca” and Verdi’s “Macbeth.” The Season kicks off with a free video premiere of Beethoven’s “Fidelio” featuring over 100 incarcerated singers from six prison choirs. Ethan Heard adapted and directed this re-imagining of the opera in {…}

Cantata Profana To Present ‘Lucretia’

Cantata Profana will present “Lucretia,” a “dramatically and politically charged show spiraling from the intensity and drama of Handel’s ‘La Lucrezia’ performed on baroque and modern instruments,” according to the press release. Rarely heard masterpieces spanning from the medieval era to the 21st century will be performed. The program will include Bunita Marcus’ “Julia” (1989), Ottorino Respighi’s “Lucretia” (opera exerpt) {…}