Heartland Opera Theatre 
2019-2020 Season

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SEPTEMBER 27–29, 2019:

Bon Appetit

by Lee Hoiby

Julia Child, beloved French chef, sings her way through a cooking show. The performance includes an appetizer of songs about food, and cake for dessert. A complete opera meal! Sung in English. Multiple performance venues: 9/27 Northwood Arts and Event Center in Neosho; 9/28 Joplin Avenue Coffee; 9/29 The Woodshed in Carthage.



MARCH 6-8, 2020:

Suor Angelia & Gianni Schicchi

by Giacomo Puccini

In this double bill, Sister Angelica, a cloistered nun, encounters a long hidden secret and finds a miracle. Then crafty Gianni Schicchi contrives a devious plot to thwart greedy relatives with a spurious will and unites young lovers for a happily ever after. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Tickets sales begin Feb. 10, 2020. Performance at Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th St., Joplin.



​spring, 2020:

​Speed Dating Tonight!

By Michael Ching, based on a concept by Dean Anthony

Why waste an evening on a boring blind date? Just spend a few minutes each with a lot of singles, to see if you click. This delightful musical treat explores the modern dating phenomenon with wit and merriment. Sung in English. Ticket sales TBA. Performance at Wilder's Event Center, 1208 S. Main St., Joplin.