The Atlanta Opera strives to make opera accessible through a variety of diverse programming and community partnerships in and around Metro-Atlanta.
Tapestry at The Home Depot Backyard
Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 3 p.m. | The Home Depot Backyard | 1 Backyard Way, Atlanta, GA 30313
Created and performed by artists Jayme Alilaw and B.E. Boykin, The Atlanta Opera presents a special free performance as a part of Super Saturday at The Home Depot Backyard. The hour-long event features performances from soprano Jayme Alilaw and composer and pianist B.E. Boykin, narratives on the history of African American Spirituals, as well as in-depth look at storytelling through music. The performance culminates with audience participation in an artist lead call-and-response Spiritual.
More info about Super Saturday at the Home Depot Backyard:
Parking: Mercedes-Benz Lot (Corner of Magnolia and Northside Drive)
Additional activities: Painting on the green, petting zoo, pony rides, photography for kids and much more! Free Kona Ice Snow Cones to the 1st 100 attendees.
FREE with RSVP
Frida Film Screening
Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. | Byers Theater at Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs | 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Nominated for six 2002 Academy Awards®, including Salma Hayek for Best Actress, “Frida” is the triumphant motion picture about an exceptional woman who lived an unforgettable life. A product of humble beginnings, Frida Kahlo (Hayek) earns fame as a talented artist with a unique vision. And from her enduring relationship with her mentor and husband, Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina), to her scandalous affairs, Frida’s uncompromising personality would inspire her greatest creations. Also starring Antonio Banderas “Spy Kids,” Ashley Judd “Kiss the Girls”, Edward Norton “Red Dragon,” and Geoffrey Rush “Quills.”
Rating: R (for sexuality/nudity and language)
Runtime: 122 minutes
Lobby opens: 6:30 p.m.
Theater opens: 7:00 p.m.
Screening starts: 7:30 p.m.
Concessions: Available and allowed in the theater
Seating is general admission and limited. Limit two (2) reservations per household. No tickets will be mailed. Please check in at the door when you arrive.
FREE with reservation
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Join us one hour prior to the start of each mainstage performance for an informative talk about the evening’s opera. Learn the story behind the opera and what inspired the composer and librettist. Conducted by artists and opera aficionados, pre-opera talks give you a better understanding of the opera and a boost of energy before the curtain goes up. FREE with your ticket; seating is general admission.
Veterans & Current Military
Experience the art form that has it all – music, drama, comedy, dance, big sets, intricate costumes and storylines ripped right from the headlines!
The Atlanta Opera would like to invite all veterans and current military servicemen and women to attend each of our main stage productions for FREE.
Beginning in September, you may reserve your four free tickets by visiting this page and checking for updated information on each production. Tickets must be reserved at least seven days in advance of the performance, and will be e-mailed to the address provided. Each performance happens live at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.
(Maximum of four tickets per household.)
With generous support from The Home Depot Foundation, The Atlanta Opera is able to offer these free benefits to veterans, active duty and military families. The Home Depot Foundation and The Atlanta Opera thank you for your service.