Jacob Ashworth

violinist, conductor, artistic director

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Heartbeat Opera presents: BUTTERFLY

  • Baruch Performing Arts Center 55 Lexington Ave New York, NY 10010 (map)

Music director for Heartbeat's BUTTERFLY. Newly-orchestrated by Daniel Schlosberg, this 90-minute adaptation of Puccini's Madama Butterfly illuminates the fetish of the romantic-tragic, self-sacrificing, geisha and digs into the stereotypes, racism, and misogyny embedded in the foundation of this masterpiece. What relationship does Pinkerton have to Trump's America? How do we honor and challenge the seductive sweep of Puccini's score? What if Cio Cio San didn't let go of her Trouble? 

Performances May 20-28


Earlier Event: May 12
American Composer's Alliance
Later Event: June 10
Gramercy Opera: Fairy Queen