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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. You can also get in-depth introductions to the work you are about to see with Pre-Opera talks, held one hour before each mainstage performance.

The Atlanta Opera also provides professional development for artists with a program that is truly one-of-a-kind — the 24-Hour Opera Project®. In 24 hours, composers, librettists, stage directors, and singers come together to create new short operas and perform them in a public showcase in collaboration with partners, such as Theatrical Outfit and Dad’s Garage. 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.

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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 will support this important and exciting program.

This coming season, enjoy an entertaining afternoon including the most memorable musical moments from The Seven Deadly Sins, The Flying Dutchman, The Daughter of the Regiment, Out of Darkness: Two Remain, Carmen, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, all performed live at the Cobb Energy Centre.

Stay tuned for more information about the next Opera with an Edge.

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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 education@atlantaopera.org.

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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.

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