The Atlanta Opera: How do you balance getting into character in each production while making yourself comfortable in a new city? Gianluca Terranova: Every time I go to a different city, I filter my character with the director and the conductor and the rest of the cast. I need a good team to do my job, because I believe in teamwork. when I have that, then I can put all my experience and my passion to work to give it […]
Rolando Salazar (Assistant Conductor/Music Administrator) The Discoveries series continued to “Discover Atlanta” at Wax n’ Facts record shop in the heart of Little 5 Points. Over the course of a wax-meltingly hot afternoon, Rolando Salazar (Assistant Conductor/Musical Administrator) set out to pick his 5 favorite recordings of all time. Rolando is a highly trained chorus master and pianist, and true Texan. Which means we already expected a real curatorial bonanza. Still, he didn’t hesitate to surprise with his final Top 5 albums. Enjoy, […]
This season, we open our Discoveries series with Winter Journey (Winterreise). Staying true to the Discoveries mission to find new works and new perspectives, we will bring David Adam Moore to Atlanta to sing the lead role and to serve as production designer of this production. Opera News praised Moore for his “consistent delivery of beauty.” You can expect this, and more, in September. We asked David about his upbringing, his dual role, and how we listen to (and experience) […]
Our 2015-16 season opens with a theatrical version of Franz Schubert’s famed song cycle Winter Journey (Winterreise). This opera is a romantic journey that includes two cycles of songs telling the story of unrequited love, written by Schubert in 1827. The piece has the dramatic and emotional effect of a full opera when sung by a great singer and accompanied by a theatrical, visually arresting production. Here’s a bit of what you can expect to see: This production is essentially an […]
The Discoveries Series is dedicated to audiences looking for new works, new ideas and fresh perspectives. So, we set out to discover the hidden gems and rare finds throughout Atlanta. Join the adventure as we explore our great city, starting at Paris on Ponce. Dave Paule (Marketing Director at The Atlanta Opera) spent a day exploring more than 40,000 square feet of treasure. From textiles to taxidermy, any person of any ilk can find a panopoly of nonpareils inside Paris on Ponce. Watch […]
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Jumping back to 1999 with Jocelyn Dorsey on WSB’s fantastic People 2 People segment. She spoke with Matthew Lau and Kevin Bell who performed in that season’s production of Samson and Delilah. Iconic voices, but the style? What can we say – it was the 90’s. Usage of any images on this blog is restricted to The Atlanta Opera and approved news websites. Any other usage, particularly for professional purposes, must have written permission. For additional information, please contact The Atlanta Opera’s Marketing Department at 404.881.8801.
Jennifer Black is an energetic, charming and powerful soprano. She sings the role of Bea, Maddy’s grown daughter struggling in her marriage, in Three Decembers. We were eager to speak with Jenna (as she’s known) to discuss her approach, her love for Jake Heggie, and which continent she wants to travel to next. You have sung a number of historic roles, including Mimi in La bohème and Juliette in Romeo et Juliette. Does your approach change when you take on […]
Jesse Blumberg is a busy man. The baritone sang in Hawaii, Boston and Paris (among others) in the 14/15 season. This weekend, he sings the role of Charlie (the adult son of Maddy coping with the loss of his partner to AIDS) in Three Decembers. We spoke with Jesse to learn more about his time in Atlanta, his “perfect day,” and his preparation for different roles. This is your Atlanta debut. Seems like there’s a balance between getting used to a […]
Soprano Theodora (Teddi) Hanslowe has sung on stages across the globe. This weekend, she sings the role of Madeleine Mitchell, the disconnected matriarch of her modern family, in Three Decembers. We asked Teddi three questions to get to know her better as an opera singer, learn about her process as a performer, and get her point of view on the evolution of opera today. Did you always want to be a singer or performer? And specifically an opera singer? I think […]
We spent a beautiful evening at The High Museum of Art kicking off their entertainment series for Los Trompos (‘Spinning Tops’). We invited music lovers and fans to swing, chill and listen to beautiful arias from beloved operas in the art installations on Sifly Plaza. Toperoke, our take on Karaoke, invited listeners to choose an aria for one of our incredible chorus members to sing while spinning or sitting inside. Thank you to our amazing chorus members! Stay tuned for […]
We’re excited to bring Three Decembers, an opera by American composer Jake Heggie, to Atlanta this May. The contemporary opera (set in the late 20th century) will launch the Discoveries series – dedicated to audience members looking for new operatic works, new ideas, and fresh perspectives. Three Decembers, first performed at the Houston Grand Opera in 2008, is a chamber opera based on a short story by Terrance McNally. The production will be conducted by Steven Osgood and directed by Emma […]