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Fidelio tells the story of a Black activist who 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. Featuring the voices of imprisoned people and new English dialogue, this daring, 90-minute adaptation pits corruption against courage, hate against hope. 

Heartbeat Opera introduced its landmark production of Fidelio at its 2018 Spring Festival. Directed by Ethan Heard, the company’s co-artistic director and co-founder, and using an arrangement of the score prepared and conducted by Daniel Schlosberg, the company’s co-music director, this adaptation of Beethoven’s sole opera embodies Heartbeat’s core values of visionary collaboration and creative interrogation of familiar repertoire in order to engage with contemporary social experience. 


Virginia G. Piper Theater
7380 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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