“Covid-era opera is getting more intimate, accessible and experimental”

By Michael Andor Brodeur, The Washington Post

I was on a Zoom call this past weekend that took a weird turn.

There were 15 of us in attendance, calling in from all over the place — Queens, Orlando, Martha’s Vineyard — and the one-at-a-time chat seemed to be proceeding according to the freshly established norms of the now-default videoconferencing platform. Then, one of the participants vanished into the folds of the cosmos.

Mezzo soprano Sishel Claverie peeked through the purple-black shroud of a faraway galaxy and swung around the frame of her square in a fitful dance. Her voice rose up, joining a stormy piano track that slightly overloaded the audio feed — forgivable, considering she appeared to be calling in from a different dimension.

Claverie is one of the three witchy Weird Sisters READ MORE

Takeaway:  Heartbeat Opera gathers cast, musicians for a deconstructed and reconfigured vision of “Lady M” in the form of 18 virtual Zoom “soirees.”

Recent Posts

See All

Covid-19 Audience Outlook Monitor Study Extended

Second Phase of Research will Focus on Tracking Success with Vaccination and Readiness to Return to Live Programs, in Preparation for Reopening Today, WolfBrown announced the second phase of the Covid


Please contact Megan Bander, Consultant and Business Manager at WolfBrown, at:


Phone: (415) 796 3060 ext 0

© 2020 WolfBrown. All rights reserved. View our Privacy Policy.