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Alumna Amanda Weber's Chorus Voices of Hope Performs with the Heartbeat Opera in NYC

May 14, 2018

The Voices of Hope women's prison choir, founded and directed by Amanda Weber (DMA, 2018, choral conducting, student of Kathy Saltzman Romey and Matthew Mehaffey), just completed a project with Heartbeat Opera, a New York City opera company that seeks to make revelatory adaptations of operas through radical rearrangements. Voices of Hope, along with five other midwestern prison choirs, were recorded and featured in the "Prisoner's Chorus" of Beethoven's Fidelio. The opera, framed within the Black Lives Matter movement of today, has received a lot of good press, including this New York Times article.