Widely regarded as one of the top opera ensembles in the country, the Atlanta Opera Chorus performs in the majority of mainstage and Discoveries series offerings produced by The Atlanta Opera each year. In 2017, Walter Huff stepped down from his Chorus Master position of over 25 years. After serving as Interim Chorus Master, Rolando Salazar took over the post in 2018. The Atlanta Opera chorus is always an integral part of every performance.
Members of The Atlanta Opera Chorus are highly touted for their technical abilities and compelling acting skills, and have been featured in more than 100 productions. Conductors, stage directors, and principal singers from the world over have consistently praised the ensemble for its characteristic sound, range of color, and consistent precision.
Early production highlights through the years have included Turandot (the first opera ever performed at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre), Aida, Bizet’s Carmen and Wagner’s dark and stormy The Flying Dutchman – the first production for The Atlanta Opera directed by General & Artistic Director, Tomer Zvulun. Recent successes for the chorus include The Barber of Seville, Madama Butterfly, The Marriage of Figaro, La bohème, The Pirates of Penzance, Romeo & Juliet, The Abduction from the Seraglio, the Southeastern US premiere of Kevin Puts’ and Mark Campbell’s Silent Night, Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, and the Discoveries series’ Maria de Buenos Aires.