The Atlanta Opera Blog

March 9, 2010

Pre-Performance Entertainment

If you attended one of our performances of Aida, you no doubt noticed the great student musicians who played in the lobby beforehand. For our opening night performance on Saturday, February 27, we were joined by a woodwind quintet made up of players from the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra. Especially popular were the Urban Youth Harp Ensemble, which played before last Friday’s performance: At Sunday’s matinee, we enjoyed hearing a string quartet from the Cobb Youth Symphony Orchestra. We want […]
February 26, 2010

Aida Production Photos!

Photographer Tim Wikerson was on hand at our Final Dress Rehearsal of Aida last night to take some photos for us, so take a sneak-peek! Mark Delavan (Amonasro) and Mary Elizabeth Williams (Aida): Morris Robinson (Ramfis): Kenneth Kellogg (King of Egypt): Mary Elizabeth Williams (Aida) and Antonello Palombi (Radames): Elizabeth Bishop (Amneris):
February 23, 2010

Q&A with Mary Elizabeth Williams, our Aida

Since Soprano Mary Elizabeth Williams is singing her very first Aida here with us, we want to give you a chance to get to know her a bit better. A resident of Philadelphia (when she’s not on the road), Williams answered the following questions for us: What was your first opera experience?I’m not exactly sure, to be honest. I remember that a group of young opera singers came to my elementary school and put on a show for us, which […]
February 19, 2010

Aida Rehearsal Photos!

The Atlanta Opera’s production of Aida opens this Saturday (we’re so close!), so we want to share some photos from staging rehearsal: Soprano Mary Elizabeth Williams and Tenor Antonello Palombi: Conductor Yoel Levi with Baritone Mark Delavan, Antonello Palombi, and Mary Elizabeth Williams: Mary Elizabeth Williams talks with Stage Director Trevore Ross: Mary Elizabeth Williams, Mark Delavan, and Antonello Palombi: Mezzo-Soprano Elizabeth Bishop: Antonello Palombi and Bass Morris Robinson: If you’re wondering about some of the emotions behind these photos, […]
February 16, 2010

Morris Robinson WSB Interview

Atlanta native bass Morris Robinson-who is making his Atlanta Opera debut as the high priest Ramfis in our production of Aida-taped a great interview with WSB’s Scott Slade earlier today. The interview will air on the radio later this week, but we’ve got a sneak preview for you. Take an afternoon break, and enjoy listening! Morris Robinson WSB Interview
February 16, 2010

Video: Mary Elizabeth Williams at First Congregational Church

This past Sunday, soprano Mary Elizabeth Williams sang during the morning service at First Congregational Church of Atlanta, and we’ve got a short video for you to watch: Thank you to First Congregational for inviting us, and thank you to Mary Elizabeth Williams who was so gracious (and even helped us sell some tickets!).
February 12, 2010

Aida Opera Chat Photos

We had a great time at our Opera Chat last night! Soprano Mary Elizabeth Williams, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Bishop, tenor Antonello Palombi, and The Atlanta Opera’s Director of Artistic Administration, Eric Mitchko, talk about Verdi and Aida:
February 11, 2010

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 […]
February 9, 2010

2010-2011 Season Announcement

Welcome to The Atlanta Opera’s brand new blog! We’ll be posting several times per week with news, photos, and more, so be sure to check back soon. To open this blog, we want to share our recently announced 2010-2011 season, which will be our fourth in the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre! In an effort to remain fiscally responsible during these tough economic times, we’ve scaled back to three productions, so we’ve made sure that our three choices all have […]