Heartbeat Opera's Breathing Free screening and panel

Smith College (10 Elm St, Northampton, MA 01063)

Photo By Lynne Graves
Entertainment + Music

SmithArts and the Offices of the Provost and Alumnae Relations are pleased to present a special screening of Heartbeat Opera’s **Breathing Free**, a visual album featuring six African American soloists and dancers on Thursday, April 29 at 7 pm. **Breathing Free** (a nominee for the 2021 Drama League Award for Outstanding Digital Concert Production) weaves opera, dance, and film to connect four excerpts from Fidelio with new arrangements of traditional spirituals and art songs by Black composers and lyricists Harry T. Burleigh, Florence Price, Langston Hughes, Anthony Davis, and Thulani Davis. The virtual film screening will be followed by a panel discussion **Breathing Free: Art, Protest, and Radical Love**. The event is free and registration is required. https://smithbreathingfree.eventbrite.com