The Atlanta Opera strives to make opera accessible through a variety of diverse programming and community partnerships in and around Metro-Atlanta.
Do Re Mi: Learn to Read Music
July 2019 | The Atlanta Opera Center | 1575 Northside Drive, NW, Suite 350
You’ve heard Maria and the Von Trapp children sing it from the rooftops of Salzburg, but what exactly is “do re mi”? Otherwise known as solfège, it is a method of reading music based on a scale of pitches and syllables that many singers use today. Associate Conductor and Chorus Master Rolando Salazar will lead this four-class course covering the basics of and methodology of solfège — it’s perfect for anyone who’s curious to learn or needs to brush up on their skills. Participants must attend all four classes. FREE and open to the public – reservations required.
Belting on the Beltline
We are excited to partner with the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership for Belting on the BeltLine. This new collaboration will bring free operatic performances to open-air locations and schools along the Atlanta BeltLine, including the Atlanta Opera Studio Tour productions of The Magic Flute and The Barber of Seville, and a series of “pop-up” mini-performances. Stayed tuned for performance information and dates coming soon!
Funding for Belting on the BeltLine provided by the Building Community Network’s Collaborative Innovation Grant, led by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits and The Home Depot Foundation.
Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m. | Historic Fourth Ward Conservancy | 680 Dallas Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
The Studio Tour Presents: The Barber of Seville
Perhaps one of the most famous operas of all time, The Barber of Seville features opera’s most famous barber, Figaro, who plays the role of translator as Rossini’s witty, sparkling score takes center stage. Perfect for the whole family, this 45-minute adaptation will be performed in Spanish and English and demonstrates the power of love to triumph over adversity of every kind.
Presented as part of the Belting on the BeltLine series, a collaboration between The Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.
Free & open to the public
Season Preview Concert
Date TBA | Cobb Energy Centre
Chorus Master Rolando Salazar will host the annual season preview concert on stage at Cobb Energy Centre, featuring a brand new class of young artists from our Atlanta Opera Studio and a few special guests. FREE for subscribers (reservations required), $8 for non-subscribers.
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.