From the drama at the core of each work, Heartbeat Opera grows vivid theatrical worlds through revelatory adaptations, radical rearrangements, and ingenious design. Through an inquisitive collaborative process with a diverse community of artists, we break down traditional barriers to reimagine opera for artists and audiences of the twenty-first century.
Longtime Heartbeat artist Emma Jaster takes the reins to direct her bold vision of Ethan Heard and Jacob Ashworth’s original adaptation, featuring a tight ensemble cast of six singers and six players. Daniel Schlosberg’s arrangement explodes the haunting world of Verdi’s score with electronics, live processing, and a complete sonic reimagining of the witches’ voices. Victoria made a jump-in, in a supporting role, flying into New York City on opening night.