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

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Community Conversation: Concert for Unity

Black Voices in Classical Music: A Conversation about Access

Thursday, May 6 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Virtual Event: True Colors Theatre YouTube Live

True Colors Theatre Company and The Atlanta Opera are proud to present a timely conversation on access to professional opportunities for Black opera singers. In this time of cultural awareness and cultural upheaval, there is a call for greater representation and visibility on our stages, including on the grand opera stages of our country. Emerging singers of color continue to face unique challenges to accessing the pipeline that leads to a professional career. As we prepare to present our Concert for Unity on May 8 and 9, join us for a panel of distinguished local artists and educators as they discuss their personal experiences and ways to lift every voice in our communities.

FREE and open to the public.

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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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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 for FREE, includingJulius Caesar, The Pirates of Penzance, The Barber of Seville, andThe (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.

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