Heartbeat Opera’s “Breathing Free” + Live Panel Discussion 1

Created against the backdrop of George Floyd’s murder, a pandemic ravaging our prison population and the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Breathing Free is a stunning production that celebrates Black artistry to convey a dream of justice, equity … and breathing free. The Broad Stage welcomes Heartbeat Opera to LA with this compelling work, which mingles exhilarating movement with excerpts from Beethoven’s Fidelio, Negro Spirituals and songs by Black composers and lyricists Harry T. Burleigh, Florence Price, Langston Hughes, Anthony Davis and Thulani Davis.

Each screening will be followed by a live panel discussion with artists and advocates highlighting themes surfaced in Breathing Free relating to incarcerated populations. The next screening will be on February 13 with a discussion and education about California’s recently passed Proposition 17 restoring voter rights to post parolees in the state (panelists TBA). thebroadstage.org

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