Baby crazy Baby crazy

Heartbeat Opera’s The Extinctionist — composed by Dan Schlosberg with a libretto by Amanda Quaid — is the first opera, as far as I know, to stage a pap smear.

on April 10, 2024 at 10:00 AM
At liberty to divulge At liberty to divulge

If it didn’t all work, it wouldn’t work at all.

on April 08, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Prick and choose Prick and choose

Heartbeat Opera knows how to party.

on November 16, 2023 at 9:00 AM
A Messy Little Christmas A Messy Little Christmas

Part vaudeville, part opera concert and part drag ball, Heartbeat Opera’s pageant was like a cup of eggnog spiked with a dash of LSD.

on December 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM
‘Lady’ Willpower ‘Lady’ Willpower

Lady M, an Online Fantasia on Verdi’s Macbeth, Heartbeat Opera’s creative and thought-provoking foray into the Zoom opera scene, left me feeling alternately pensive, hopeful and somewhat uneasy, in a good way.

on May 12, 2020 at 3:30 PM
Calling the shots Calling the shots

Heartbeat Opera has set Der Freischütz in a contemporary era, in a rural locale where gun culture reigns supreme and bullying is natural.

on December 10, 2019 at 8:25 AM
The lady in question The lady in question

The story shows what may happen when corrupt individuals occupy positions of trust.

on May 06, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Too much, too soon Too much, too soon

Heartbeat is, after all, a company that loves to tinker.

on May 08, 2018 at 4:25 PM
Fixing the fan Fixing the fan

Cio-Cio and Carmen: what do you do with two tragic heroines who typify not just the sexist clichés, but also the soupy exotic fixations, of the Old-World West?

on May 29, 2017 at 12:58 PM
Women past the verge Women past the verge

An astute double-feature exposes all the complexities of female suffering embedded within two canonical works.

on March 14, 2016 at 9:30 AM