The Atlanta Opera strives to make opera accessible through a variety of diverse programming and community partnerships in and around Metro-Atlanta.


Past Event

Community Conversation: Impact, Arts, & Technology
Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 2 p.m. | Ferst Center for the Arts | 349 Ferst Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
Free – Registration required

The Atlanta Opera and Georgia Tech Arts partner to explore how technology – from film to artificial intelligence – is changing the way we present and think about conventional artmaking. How do we update traditionally “analog” genres like opera? Is this the goal? What do we lose or gain when we limit the creation of art to humans? Panelists will discuss these topics in light of their upcoming projects, a wide array of creative work which includes Kahane’s Magnificent Bird, filming for The (R)Evolution of Steve Jobs (the Opera’s upcoming new production), and Howell’s work exploring emotional meaning-making with biosensors and biodata.

Gabriel Kahane – singer-songwriter, composer
Felipe Barral – filmmaker, Director of The Atlanta Opera Film Studio
Dr. Noura Howell – Assistant Professor, Digital Media, Georgia Institute of Technology
Moderated by Aaron Shackelford – Director of Georgia Tech Arts at Georgia Institute of Technology

photo: Felipe Barral

Pre-Opera Talks

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 mainstage productions–FREE, including Madama Butterfly, Don Giovanni, Candide, and Das Rheingold. This season we were pleased to offer tickets to our Discoveries series production of Bluebeard’s Castle.

All veterans and active military may reserve up to four free tickets by filling out the request form for each production on the Veterans & Current Military page. 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.