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Beethoven’s Fidelio
Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 7:30pm
Sunday, February 20, 2022 - 2:00pm

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.  

 

Event Info

Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 7:30pm
Sunday, February 20, 2022 - 2:00pm
Jackson Hall

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Individual Support Provided By

  • Wanda Lee Graves and Steve Duscha