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


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.

Special Julius Caesar Pre-Opera Talk with Dr. Uzee Brown, Jr., D.M.A

One hour before all performances of Julius Caesar, Nov 6-14
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 

Join The Atlanta Opera and Dr. Uzee Brown, Chair for the Division of Creative and Performing Arts and Professor of Voice at Morehouse College, for a short, informative pre-opera talk about the history and music of Handel’s Julius Caesar. Offered one hour before curtain.

Open to Julius Caesar ticketholders. 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 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.