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Upcoming FREE Aida Events

Here at The Atlanta Opera, we’ve been gearing up for our next production, Verdi’s Aida, and we want to make sure you know about all the related—and FREE—events that will be taking place over the next few weeks.

Opera Chat (TONIGHT!)Thursday, February 11, at 7:00 p.m.
Barnes and Noble Buckhead, 2900 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA

Join us for an informal conversation with soprano Mary Elizabeth Williams, tenor Antonello Palombi, and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Bishop from The Atlanta Opera’s upcoming production of Aida. Gain inside information on The Atlanta Opera production, rehearsal process, and life as an artist. Hosted by Eric Mitchko, Atlanta Opera Director of Artistic Administration. This event is free and requires no reservation.

Mary Elizabeth Williams at the First Congregational ChurchSunday, February 14, at 11:00 a.m.
First Congregational Church, 125 Ellis Street, Atlanta, GA

Soprano Mary Elizabeth Williams—our Aida—will sing during the worship service at First Congregational Church. Don’t miss this free opportunity to hear such a great talent!

Opera 101Monday, February 22, at 7:00 p.m.
The Atlanta Opera Center, 1575 Northside Drive NW, Building 300, Suite 350, Atlanta, GA

Led by longtime opera connoisseur and Honorary Board Member Carter Joseph, Opera 101 is a prep course for the upcoming production of Aida. Patrons are introduced to the history, background and story line of the opera. The composer, librettist, key characters, musical theme and selected arias are featured in an entertaining and interesting multi-media presentation. This event is free, and reservations are required by calling 404.881.8801.

The Atlanta Opera Master Class with Mezzo-Soprano Elizabeth Bishop
Thursday, March 4, at 11:00 a.m.
Georgia State University, Florence Kopleff Recital Hall, 10 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA

Mezzo-Soprano Elizabeth Bishop—Amneris in The Atlanta Opera’s production of Aida—will lead this exciting master class. This event is free. Visit www.music.gsu.edu or call 404.413.5901 for more information.

We hope you’ll join us for one or more of these events as we prepare for Aida. For tickets to Aida performances (2/27, 3/2, 5, 7), visit our website or call 404.881.8885.

Also, be sure to bookmark our handy calendar; it’s a great way to keep up with upcoming events!

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