AlumnaeJul 1, 2021

updated Jul 2, 2021

Theater and Opera Now

On the eve of the return to live theater and music, talented women talk performing arts in the pandemic and beyond

On Tuesday, August 10, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern, Head of School Julia Heaton will host Metropolitan Opera soprano (and her sister!) Sara Heaton and Ph.D. candidate and professional actor Hope Ward ’11 for a conversation about their paths in the arts. These classically trained artists are working from within to change structures and perform at the highest level of their craft.

Hope Ward, MHS Class of 2011, is an actor, activist, and personal trainer. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts) acting program and a member of the Actors’ Equity Association. She has performed regionally with Baltimore Center Stage's mobile unit in Antigone, as Antigone; off-Broadway, in Intar Theatre's “Bundle of Sticks;" and on Amazon Prime Video in “Love My Roomie.” She defines herself as an actor and artist, emphasizing the synonymic role of black feminism and universal humanity.

Sara Heaton, a soprano praised for her “gleaming lyricism” by Opera News Online and her “sweet, pure soprano” by the Chicago Tribune, enjoys a rich career on the opera and concert stage. She has performed with The Metropolitan Opera, The Santa Fe Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Opera Boston, Boston Baroque, Odyssey Opera, American Opera Projects, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston Midsummer Opera, Opera in the Heights, the Xalapa Orchestra, The Greater Bridgeport Symphony, The Santa Fe Symphony, Symphony by the Sea, North Country Chamber Players, and Walden Chamber Players, among others.

As part of our Second Tuesday series, Theater and Opera Now is open to Miss Hall’s alumnae, family, and friends. The events are underwritten with love from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation.