La Susanna

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Heartbeat Opera and Opera Lafayette Present

La Susanna

May 2-4, 8:00pm
May 5, 3pm

Alessandro Stradella, Composer
Giovanni Battista Giardini, librettist


Two judges desire the beautiful Susanna. When she rejects their advances, they exploit their power in an attempt to destroy her. Taken from the timely story of Susanna and the Elders from the Book of Daniel, this is the Bible’s iconic story of sexual harassment and the perversion of justice. Originally conceived with a male narrator and male savior, Stradella’s seductive oratorio from 1681 becomes a powerful and complicated opera for 2019, with women as both storyteller and savior.


Lucía Martín Cartón, Susanna
Sara Couden, Testo
Ariana Douglas, Daniel
Patrick Kilbride, Elder
Paul Max Tipton, Elder

Ryan Brown and Jacob Ashworth, Music Directors
Ethan Heard, Director
Reid Thompson, Scenic Designer
Oliver Wason, Lighting Design
Beth Goldenberg, Costume Design

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Event Detail

May 2, 2019 8:00 pm
May 5, 2019 3:00 pm


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