Where will opera find you? At The Atlanta Opera, we strive to make opera accessible to diverse communities in diverse locations through a variety of programming and community partnerships in and around Metro-Atlanta.

Each season kicks off with our entertaining season preview lecture and concert, Opera with an Edge. Audiences are treated to short performances from the upcoming season, performed by artists of The Atlanta Opera Studio and special guests.  Our holiday concert, From Opera to Opry, brings together two different musical genres into one highly entertaining evening of revelry. In January, special presentations of Mozart’s The Magic Flute in performance at the Center for Puppetry Arts will thrill audiences of all ages. You can also get in-depth introductions to our mainstage productions with Pre-Opera talks, held one hour before each mainstage performance.

Other recent community collaborations include participating in the High Museum’s popular Los Trompos exhibit in spring 2015, and our most recent collaboration with multifaceted artist Lonnie Holley at Atlanta Contemporary.


Holiday Concert

“I loved her and she left me.”
Country song or opera aria? Or both?

Join us for From Opera to Opry, our annual holiday concert. Opera stars Michael Mayes, Leah Partridge, Corey Crider, and Jonathan Burton bring together two completely different ways of singing in this hilarious and highly entertaining return to The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse. Dinner and drinks available for purchase starting at 6:15 p.m.

From Opera to Opry
The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse
Tuesday, December 5 @ 7:30 p.m. 
$35 Tickets

Lobby opens at 5:45 p.m.
House opens at 6:15 p.m.
Food and drinks available from 6:15 – 7:25 p.m.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Season Preview Concert

Opera with an Edge, our season preview concert, offers a taste of the excitement and beauty in store for our upcoming season. Opera with an Edge features artists in our Atlanta Opera Studio. Ticket sales from Opera with an Edge support this important and exciting program.

This season’s preview concert was an entertaining afternoon that included the most memorable musical moments from The Flying Dutchman, The Daughter of the Regiment, Carmen, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, all performed live at the Cobb Energy Centre.


Veterans & Current Military

The Atlanta Opera invites all veterans and active military servicemen and women to attend each of our main stage productions for FREE, including Carmen, The Flying Dutchman, The Daughter of the Regiment and the Broadway musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Tickets can be reserved online at least one week in advance of the performance and picked up at the venue on the day of show at Will Call. Each performance happens live at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. . Note: Please be prepared to present your military I.D. when picking up your tickets.

Our biggest program for K-12 is available for performances on military bases serving the children of military families. This season’s Studio Tour features Mozart’s The Magic Flute, an enchanting fairy tale with heroes, heroines, and a daring rescue. This one hour abridged opera – sung in English – combines imaginative puppets with talented young singers to take kids on a magical mission, navigated by Mozart’s timeless and energetic score.

For more information about partnering with our Veterans program and community initiatives, please contact


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.