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Heartbeat Opera

Beethoven’s Fidelio
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Sunday, February 20 performance has been canceled.

Ticket Holders for the Sunday event have been sent email instructions.

Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 7:30pm

Opera is an artistic medium that articulates and confronts human passions with powerful immediacy. This conviction is what drives Heartbeat Opera’s desire to rejuvenate opera and to transform its recognized masterpieces from venerated relics into freshly challenging encounters.  

In this stunning adaptation of Beethoven’s Fidelio, a black activist is wrongfully incarcerated.  His wife, Leah, disguises herself to infiltrate the system and free him. But when injustice reigns, one woman’s grit may not be enough to save her love.  Fidelio’s live cast of five singers and seven musicians are joined by a prerecorded virtual chorus of more than 100 incarcerated singers from six prison choirs in the United States. The result is “Imaginative, vital and heartbreaking” (The New Yorker).  This daring work pits corruption against courage, hate against hope.  

This event will have a printed program. You will also be able to access the program through the new Mondavi Center Mobile app in both web and mobile app versions here.

 

Event Info

Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 7:30pm
Jackson Hall
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Sunday, February 20 performance has been canceled.

Ticket Holders for the Sunday event have been sent email instructions.

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Individual Support Provided By

  • Wanda Lee Graves and Steve Duscha
  • Donors to the Mondavi Center Artistic Ventures Fund

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