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Birth Place:
New York
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Louisa Proske brings her talent for creating vivid theatrical worlds, her raw passion and her attention to detail to her productions in opera, classical theatre, and contemporary drama. She is the proud Founding Co-Artistic Director of Heartbeat Opera. Her work has received raves in The New York ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: New York

Bio:
Louisa Proske brings her talent for creating vivid theatrical worlds, her raw passion and her attention to detail to her productions in opera, classical theatre, and contemporary drama. She is the proud Founding Co-Artistic Director of Heartbeat Opera. Her work has received raves in The New York ... (read complete bio)
Bard SummerScape Will Stream Chausson's KING ARTHUR  on World Opera Day Photo Bard SummerScape Will Stream Chausson's KING ARTHUR on World Opera Day
by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2021

One of the crowning glories of the 2021 Bard SummerScape season, the festival's lauded production of Ernest Chausson's only opera, King Arthur (‚ÄúLe roi Arthus‚ÄĚ), will be available for on-demand viewing from October 25 to November 1 on the Fisher Center's streaming service, UPSTREAMING.

Heartbeat Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Heartbeat Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2021

HEARTBEAT OPERA will return to the in-person stage for its eighth season this year.  Heartbeat's 2021-22 season kicks off in September with a free outdoor screening of BREATHING FREE, their visual album that connects Beethoven's Fidelio with the work of Black composers and lyricists such as Harry T. Burleigh, Langston Hughes, and Anthony Davis.

KING ARTHUR to Open Sunday, July 25 at Bard SummerScape Photo KING ARTHUR to Open Sunday, July 25 at Bard SummerScape
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 16, 2021

Opening Sunday, July 25,¬†Ernest Chausson‚Äôs only opera,¬†King Arthur¬†(‚ÄúLe roi Arthus‚ÄĚ), will receive¬†its long overdue first fully staged American production at¬†Bard SummerScape.

Heartbeat Opera Announces Company Changes, Including Derrell Acon As Associate Artist Photo Heartbeat Opera Announces Company Changes, Including Derrell Acon As Associate Artistic Director
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 18, 2021

Heartbeat Opera has announced that starting July 1, 2021, bass-baritone Derrell Acon will become the company's first Associate Artistic Director. Acon will also serve part-time on the West Coast at Long Beach Opera as their Associate Artistic Director and Chief Impact Officer.

Chausson's Opera Presents KING ARTHUR Fully Staged U.S. Premiere, Live At Bard Summer Photo Chausson's Opera Presents KING ARTHUR Fully Staged U.S. Premiere, Live At Bard SummerScape
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2021

Committed since its inception to reviving important but neglected operas, Bard SummerScape has long proven itself ‚Äúan indispensable part of the summer operatic landscape‚ÄĚ (Musical America). This year's immersion in ‚ÄúNadia Boulanger and Her World‚ÄĚ presents the long overdue first fully staged American production of King Arthur (‚ÄúLe roi Arthus‚ÄĚ), the only opera by Boulanger's compatriot and close contemporary Ernest Chausson.

BARD SUMMERSCAPE Is Back with Adventurous Lineup of Live Performances in New York's H Photo BARD SUMMERSCAPE Is Back with Adventurous Lineup of Live Performances in New York's Hudson Valley
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 29, 2021

Bard SummerScape returns to live performance with a wide-ranging and adventurous lineup this summer. Staged for limited in-person audiences, the 2021 season presents the 31st Bard Music Festival, ‚ÄúNadia Boulanger and Her World,‚ÄĚ which pays tribute to one of the most important female figures in classical music history.

Bard SummerScape Announces Live Programming With a Concert Directed by Daniel Fish, a Photo Bard SummerScape Announces Live Programming With a Concert Directed by Daniel Fish, a Pam Tanowitz World Premiere & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2021

Staged for limited in-person audiences, the 2021 season presents the¬†31st Bard Music Festival, ‚ÄúNadia Boulanger and Her World,‚ÄĚ which pays tribute to one of the most important female figures in classical music history; the¬†first fully staged American production of¬†King Arthur¬†(Le roi Arthus), and more.

Broad Stage Panels Announced For BREATHING FREE Photo Broad Stage Panels Announced For BREATHING FREE
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 3, 2021

HEARTBEAT OPERA¬†announces¬†the West Coast Premiere of¬†Breathing Free,¬†an ambitious and¬†‚Äúgripplingly produced‚ÄĚ (Boston Globe) visual album¬†dedicated to the celebration of Black artistic voices, presented by The Broad Stage online Wednesday, February 10 at 7pm (Pacific) and Saturday, February 13 at 7pm (Pacific).¬†¬†For tickets and information visit thebroadstage.org.

The Broad Stage Presents HEARTBEAT OPERA Photo The Broad Stage Presents HEARTBEAT OPERA
by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2021

HEARTBEAT OPERA announces the West Coast Premiere of Breathing Free, an ambitious filmed song cycle dedicated to the celebration of Black artistic voices, presented by The Broad Stage online Wednesday, February 10 at 7pm (Pacific) and Saturday, February 13 at 7pm (Pacific).  For tickets and information visit thebroadstage.org.

Heartbeat Opera Announces Its 2020-2021 Season Photo Heartbeat Opera Announces Its 2020-2021 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 2, 2020

HEARTBEAT OPERAa?"the fast-growing indie opera company whose visceral, re-imagined, re-orchestrated and stripped down stagings of classic operas have been called 'a radical endeavor' by Alex Ross in The New Yorkera?"continues to take its programming online in light of COVID-19. As artists face increasing financial hardship, Heartbeat Opera takes pride in the fact that 85% of their fall budget is going toward employing more than 50 collaborators.

Heartbeat Opera Announces LADY M Extension Photo Heartbeat Opera Announces LADY M Extension
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2020

HEARTBEAT OPERA extends its LADY M soirées on Zoom after selling out the first 18. 14 more have been added from May 27-June 6.

Heartbeat Opera Announces LADY M, an Online Fantasia of Verdi's MACBETH Photo Heartbeat Opera Announces LADY M, an Online Fantasia of Verdi's MACBETH
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2020

HEARTBEAT OPERA-the daring young indie opera company concludes its sixth season with its first adaptation of Verdi: LADY M, a reimagined and re-orchestrated work-in-progress, envisioning the story of Macbeth through the eyes of Lady Macbeth.

The New York Philharmonic Announces Video Broadcasts of DIE WALKURE and THE MOTHER OF Photo The New York Philharmonic Announces Video Broadcasts of DIE WALKURE and THE MOTHER OF US ALL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 2, 2020

The New York Philharmonic has announced new video broadcasts and audio content being released this week. The production of Virgil Thomson's The Mother of Us All - co-presented by the New York Philharmonic, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Juilliard School in February 2020 - will have its world premiere screening tomorrow (Friday, April 3).

Virgil Thomson's THE MOTHER OF US ALL Gets World Premiere Stream April 3 Photo Virgil Thomson's THE MOTHER OF US ALL Gets World Premiere Stream April 3
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 1, 2020

The production of Virgil Thomson's¬†The Mother of Us All¬†‚ÄĒ co-presented by the New York Philharmonic, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Juilliard School in February 2020 ‚ÄĒ will have its world premiere screening on¬†Friday, April 3, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.¬†EDT on The Met's YouTube channel¬†and on¬†The Met's¬†Facebook.¬†

Review: The MOTHER of All Operas, by Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson, Staged by Jui Photo Review: The MOTHER of All Operas, by Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson, Staged by Juilliard at that Other Met
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 15, 2020

With great success, Juilliard's Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts, including a notable alumna, Felicia Moore, as Susan B. Anthony, along with members of the New York Philharmonic under Daniela Candillari performed Louisa Proske's production of the Gertrude Stein-Virgil Thomson opera THE MOTHER OF US ALL. It took place in the Engelhardt Court of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as part of the MetLiveArts series.

MetLiveArts Announces 2020 Winter/Spring Season Of Performances Photo MetLiveArts Announces 2020 Winter/Spring Season Of Performances
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2020

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's performance series, MetLiveArts, Announces the 2020 Winter/Spring Season.

Project 19 Launches With Six World Premieres Photo Project 19 Launches With Six World Premieres
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2019

Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic will mark the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted equal voting rights to women, by commissioning and premiering works by 19 women composers. The multi-season initiative a?" the single largest women-only commissioning initiative in history a?" will launch in February 2020 with the first six World Premieres. Two more World Premieres will follow in Maya?"June 2020. The eleven remaining commissions will be premiered in future seasons. The commissioned composers are Unsuk Chin, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Joan La Barbara, Tania León, Nicole Lizée, Caroline Mallonee, Jessie Montgomery, Angélica Negrón, Olga Neuwirth, Paola Prestini, Ellen Reid, Maria Schneider, Caroline Shaw, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Joan Tower, Melinda Wagner, Nina C. Young, and Du Yun.

Heartbeat Opera Announces 2019-2020 Season Photo Heartbeat Opera Announces 2019-2020 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 31, 2019

HEARTBEAT OPERA announces its sixth season, featuring Heartbeat's hottest Drag Extravaganza yet with designer-extraordinaire Miodrag Guberinic riffing on the theme of Mother Earth; and two operatic masterpieces, reimagined, boldly staged, trimmed down, and re-orchestrated: Weber's DER FREISCH?oeTZ and Verdi's MACBETH (retitled LADY M). 

Marcus Institute For Vocal Arts Announces 2019-20 Season Photo Marcus Institute For Vocal Arts Announces 2019-20 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 22, 2019

Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts, under the leadership of artistic director Brian Zeger, announces its 2019-20 season of opera and vocal arts performances. Highlights of the upcoming season include three mainstage operas: Mozart's Così fan tutte, conducted by alumnus Nimrod David Pfeffer and directed by faculty member David Paul, on November 13, 15, and 17, 2019, in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater; Virgil Thomson's The Mother of Us All, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art's MetLiveArts and the New York Philharmonic with Juilliard singers, conducted by Daniela Candillari and directed by Louisa Proske, on February 8, 11, 12, and 14, 2020, in the Charles Engelhard Court at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Puccini's La bohème, conducted by Keri-Lynn Wilson and directed by Stephen Wadsworth, on April 22, 24, and 26, 2020, in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2020 Season Photo The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2020 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 2, 2019

With The Glimmerglass Festival's 2019 season approaching, the Cooperstown-based opera and musical theater company has announced programming for 2020, as well as the 2020 Festival's pair of Artists in Residence.

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