The decision to cancel the March 13 and 15 performances Porgy and Bess was a difficult one. It was the right thing to do for the health and safety of our community, but we were devastated that we weren’t able to deliver a stellar performance to you, our audience.

We are proud that The Atlanta Opera paid the cast, chorus, crew and orchestra responsible for preparing and performing Porgy and Bess in full for the entire run. All told, some 300 people worked on stage, in the orchestra pit or behind the scenes to deliver the production.

And, you can help, too. Please consider supporting our efforts by donating today. Thanks to several generous Atlanta Opera donors, every donation will be matched, dollar for dollar.

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What artists are saying

What patrons are saying

I was so disappointed that the performances had to be cancelled, but I am glad the company took the right action to protect the musicians and audience members. I’m happy to donate my unused tickets and I look forward to future excellent performances.


Please donate the value of my unused tickets. We were very much looking forward to seeing this production, but fully support the decision to cancel. Porgy and Bess was the first Atlanta Opera production I saw at the Atlanta Civic Center downtown, and it was a splendid introduction to the company. We’ve been coming ever since.


I am donating my Porgy and Bess tickets to The Atlanta Opera. I’m sure you’ll use donations to take good care of as many of your people (working in all spheres at all levels) as possible.

Thank you,

Please accept my tickets as a donation. Bravo, to the preforming arts as each venue enriches the lives of the audience and performers.


We hope to attend another Atlanta Opera performance soon, and we are happy to help by donating our Porgy and Bess tickets.

Stay well,
Liz & Luca

I would like to donate and match my two tickets for the cancelled performance of Porgy and BessI LOVE THE OPERA! Please hang in there!