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Join Heartbeat Opera and 5 recent Yale grads for daring arrangements of Puccini's BUTTERFLY, Bizet's CARMEN and COLLABORET musical theater (5-24). Code YALE gets $5 off all advance tickets (now $31 each)

Heartbeat Opera invites you to its 3nd Annual Spring Festival, featuring intimate and daring productions of: 
1. Puccini's BUTTERFLY: Sat 5-20 8 PM, Tues 5-23 7 PM, Fri 5-26 8 PM, Sun 5-28 3 PM. Adapted by Ethan Heard (Yale '12) and Jacob Ashworth

2. Bizet's CARMEN: Sun 5-21 7 PM, Tues 5-23 9:30 PM, Thurs 5-25 8 PM, Sat 5-27 8 PM, Sun 5-28 5:30 PM. Adapted by Louise Proske (Yale 'XX)

3. COLLABORET: Wed 5-24 7 PM
Cost: $31 advance tickets for Yale GALA (use code "YALE" for $5 off each ticket):   $12 Student rate (any school with student ID). 

Praised as "pioneers" by The Wall Street Journal, Heartbeat Opera is led by five recent graduates of Yale Drama School and Yale School of Music. 

HEARTBEAT OPERA Spring Festival is May 20-28 at Baruch Performing Arts Center (55 Lexington Ave, NYC).
Tuesday, May 23 is Opening Night Heartbeat Opera: BUTTERFLY and CARMEN double-header
1. Puccini's BUTTERFLY: Adapted by Ethan Heard (Yale '12) and Jacob Ashworth: White male artists invented the tragic geisha, Madama Butterfly, and in so doing fueled a stereotype that has dominated Western imagination ever since.  This daring new adaption of Puccini's iconic romance explodes that legacy of fetishization and exposes the Sorrow left behind.  

2. Bizet's CARMEN: Adapted by Louise Proske (Yale 'XX). The border is a place of intense turmoil. This radical new adaptation strips down Bizet's explosive masterpiece to the four central characters as they hurl themselves against real and imaginary fences. Carmen's existential dare seduces the enemy in uniform -- but in the game of sexual transgression, which lines cannot be crossed? 
3. COLLABORET: Wed 5-24 7 PM. Eclectic music theater. 

Tickets: $31 special advance price for ALL performances, with code YALE 

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