Announcing the 2023-24 Season!
We open next season with two Discoveries series productions based on Stephen King’s The Shining, and the 1931 classic film Frankenstein with a new operatic soundtrack. On the Mainstage, Verdi’s Rigoletto, Puccini’s La bohème, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Wagner’s Die Walküre.
Desire for a coveted ring begins a mammoth adventure to Valhalla. Gods, dwarves, giants, river nymphs, and dragons scheme and dream of power in Das Rheingold, the influential masterpiece by Richard Wagner that echoes in our popular culture today. This is history in the making at The Atlanta Opera. Unmissable. Coming to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre April 29 – May 7.
The Anonymous Lover
The Anonymous Lover, written in 1780 by the groundbreaking Black composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. A beautiful young widow begins receiving love letters from an anonymous source in this timeless comic love story.
Now Streaming: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs
The Atlanta Opera Film Studio presents the next generation of opera film with the official release of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs! Taken from The Atlanta Opera’s live production with dozens of additional scenes. Register FREE and watch today!
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In the Big Tent adaptation of The Threepenny Opera, an army of puppets are led by their live doppelgängers. Classic tunes including “Mack the Knife,” “Pirate Jenny” and ballads for broken relationships, struggle, love, life and death are the heart of the production. Filmed by Felipe Barral and directed by Tomer Zvulun. Featuring Jay Hunter Morris, Kelly Kaduce, and Kevin Burdette.
In Megan Marino’s Love Letter to Atlanta, she sings “Seguidilla” from a Carmen created during the pandemic storm of 2020. Her letter salutes the company she made home, the audience that embraced her and the anticipation we all feel about getting back to live, indoor performances. It was filmed in May 2021 at The Atlanta Opera Big Tent and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
Marino’s performance is the fourth of a series of Love Letters to Atlanta, featuring the stellar Atlanta Opera Company Players.
Each Love Letter includes visually stunning capture of a song with great meaning to the singer in a space that has great meaning to Atlanta. Interviews with the artist complete the experience.
Created and lead by Atlanta native and renowned bass Morris Robinson, and featuring noted Black opera singers, Ronnita Miller, Jasmine Habersham, and Joshua Conyers, the Concert for Unity is a special celebration that includes selections from spirituals, gospel, rock, opera, and spoken word by actor Enoch King. Accompaniment by pianist Damien Sneed. The concert was presented in collaboration with Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company and the City of South Fulton Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs.
It’s a Company and Studio Players jamboree! If you loved Opera to Opry (2016, 2017) featuring the one and only Michael Mayes, you’d adore this latest creative showcase. Our Players are multitalented singers and instrumentalists, and they will perform bluegrass, gospel, blues and other American standards. Meet us at the Crossroads for a casual good time and unforgettable tunes.
A world premiere film series created by international opera star Ryan McKinny and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Felipe Barral. Italian for “orphan world,” Orfano Mondo artfully addresses the hidden specter of fear that lingers over live performances during a pandemic. The film series draws inspiration and utilizes footage from The Atlanta Opera’s fall Big Tent productions of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and The Kaiser of Atlantis by Viktor Ullmann and Pietr Kien.
Viktor Ullmann and Peter Kien’s now critically acclaimed chamber opera The Kaiser of Atlantis was written in 1943 in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Before his death at Auschwitz, Ullmann gave the score to a colleague, and the opera remained unperformed until 1975. A haunting allegory about redemption despite the worst of humanity, this new production of The Kaiser of Atlantis features The Atlanta Opera Company Players in a chilling satire built for our time.
This extravaganza celebrates the incredible work of The Atlanta Opera Company and Studio Players who sing at the sultry end of the musical staff. Superstars Jamie Barton, Gabrielle Beteag, Daniela Mack, and Megan Marino planned an evening of operatic favorites and explorations into the wider realm of mezzo-soprano greatness that met with audience acclaim on November 10th in the Atlanta Opera Big Tent.
Morris Robinson has a story to tell, and he has a musical Love Letter to share with his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. In the first of a series of twelve Love Letters to Atlanta, featuring the stellar Atlanta Opera Company Players, Robinson visits the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta to sing and speak about a moment when he had an “Impossible Dream” to become a performer.
Education & Community Engagement
IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL
Founded in 1980 to teach students about opera, Studio Tour productions travel to schools and community venues across the state of Georgia each season.
VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS & RESIDENCIES
Bring The Atlanta Opera into your classroom with our virtual offerings! Custom workshops and masterclasses offered in-person or via teacher’s preferred online platform.