The Big Tent Concert Series

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Crossroads: The Sequel

Gabrielle Beteag
Mezzo-soprano

Joshuah Conyers
Baritone

Theo Hoffman
Baritone

Mike Mayes
Baritone

Megan Marino
Mezzo-soprano

Imagine Broadway

Kelly Kaduce
Soprano

Richard Trey Smagur
Tenor

Calvin Griffin
Bass-baritone

Susanne Burgess
Soprano

Jay Hunter Morris
Tenor

Concert for Unity

Morris Robinson
Bass

Joshua Conyers
Baritone

Ronnita Miller
Mezzo-soprano

Jasmine Habersham
Soprano

Enoch King
Actor

Join The Atlanta Opera Company Players and Studio Artists for three live Big Tent concerts this spring. Michael Mayes and Megan Marino are among those featured in Crossroads: The Sequel; The Company Players and friends return for Imagine Broadway, and the series concludes with a Concert for Unity, featuring Black Opera Stars. Lead by Company Player Morris Robinson, the concert will be presented in collaboration with the City of South Fulton Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs and Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company, whose mission is to celebrate the rich traditions of Black storytelling while giving voice to bold artists from all cultures.

The Big Tent at Cobb Energy Centre

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part of the 2020-21 Molly Blank Big Tent Series

Crossroads: The Sequel

Saturday, April 17 at 2:00pm

Michael Mayes and Megan Marino go back to their vernacular roots for the second installment of this hit multi-genre concert, ranging from bluegrass to blues. Gabrielle Beteag, Joshua Conyers, and Theo Hoffman will join them under the tent.

Gabrielle Beteag

Joshua Conyers

Theo Hoffman

Megan Marino

Michael Mayes

UPGRADE YOUR EXPERIENCE
Tailgate Picnic Pack

The Tailgate Picnic Pack feeds up to four people for $78 and will be delivered to your car upon arrival. The pack includes:

– Roasted mushroom salad with ricotta salata grilled olive oil focaccia
– Shaved tenderloin with balsamic red onion jam
– Grilled vegetable kabobs with arugula pesto, and sundried tomatoes
– Marinated olives with citrus and rosemary
– Artisan charcuterie, assorted local cheeses, and gourmet crackers
– Tres leches cake jar, almond cookies, and chocolate churro popcorn
All food and beverage must be enjoyed either at your car in the parking lot “tailgate-style,” or in the designated “café” area outside of the Big Tent. No food and drink are allowed under the Big Tent. (No beverages are included in the pack.)

Imagine Broadway

Saturday, May 1 at 2:00pm

Belting Broadway tunes like you’ve never heard before.

Details coming soon!

Kelly Kaduce

Richard Trey Smagur

Calvin Griffin

Susanne Burgess

Jay Hunter Morris

UPGRADE YOUR EXPERIENCE
Tailgate Picnic Pack

The Tailgate Picnic Pack feeds up to four people for $78 and will be delivered to your car upon arrival. The pack includes:

– Roasted mushroom salad with ricotta salata grilled olive oil focaccia
– Shaved tenderloin with balsamic red onion jam
– Grilled vegetable kabobs with arugula pesto, and sundried tomatoes
– Marinated olives with citrus and rosemary
– Artisan charcuterie, assorted local cheeses, and gourmet crackers
– Tres leches cake jar, almond cookies, and chocolate churro popcorn
All food and beverage must be enjoyed either at your car in the parking lot “tailgate-style,” or in the designated “café” area outside of the Big Tent. No food and drink are allowed under the Big Tent. (No beverages are included in the pack.)

Concert for Unity

Saturday, May 8 at 2:00pm
The Big Tent at
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Sunday, May 9 at 2:30pm
Southwest Arts Center
Special FREE Mother’s Day Concert

Featuring Black opera stars led by Company Player Morris Robinson, whose bass is “so deep and assured it’s as if a vibration goes through the audience every time he opens his mouth” (Globe and Mail, Canada), this will pay tribute to Atlanta’s diversity through a range of spirituals, gospel, rock and opera, in collaboration with the city’s True Colors Theatre Company, which celebrates the rich traditions of Black storytelling while giving voice to new artists from all cultures.

Morris Robinson

Jasmine Habersham

Ronnita Miller

Joshua Conyers

Enoch King

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.

UPGRADE YOUR EXPERIENCE
Tailgate Picnic Pack

The Tailgate Picnic Pack feeds up to four people for $78 and will be delivered to your car upon arrival. The pack includes:

– Roasted mushroom salad with ricotta salata grilled olive oil focaccia
– Shaved tenderloin with balsamic red onion jam
– Grilled vegetable kabobs with arugula pesto, and sundried tomatoes
– Marinated olives with citrus and rosemary
– Artisan charcuterie, assorted local cheeses, and gourmet crackers
– Tres leches cake jar, almond cookies, and chocolate churro popcorn
All food and beverage must be enjoyed either at your car in the parking lot “tailgate-style,” or in the designated “café” area outside of the Big Tent. No food and drink are allowed under the Big Tent. (No beverages are included in the pack.)

Top Things to Know

What to Expect

Your safety is our top priority

This outdoor experience was designed in consultation with leading experts in the fields of epidemiology, public health, workplace/industrial hygiene, and infectious diseases.
The Atlanta Opera will continue to monitor government policy changes, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, government mandates, and public health notices and make changes as necessary or appropriate to ensure the safety of patrons, artists, and staff.

Social Distancing

Tickets are sold as “pods” that can accommodate either two or four people in one party. All pods will be safely distanced from each other under the Big Tent.

Stanchions, signage, and barriers will be used throughout the venue to ensure social distancing is maintained for all audience members.

Shortened Performances

In order to limit exposure, all performances are only 65 minutes in length.

Face Coverings

Regardless of vaccination status, everyone will be required to wear a face covering at all times, both inside and outside the tent for the duration of the performance(s). Click here for mask safety recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Health Screenings

Patrons will be required to take a Health Screening Questionnaire either before arriving or on-site. Temperature checks will also be conducted prior to entry.

Reduced Contact

Ticket scanning, temperature checks, and safety screenings will be contactless and staff will be equipped with masks, face shields, and gloves to keep you safe.

Enhanced Cleaning

Hand washing and sanitizing stations will be dispersed throughout the outdoor venue and personal hand sanitizers will be available at each pod. Seats, tables, bathrooms, and every check-in station will be fully sanitized prior to and following each performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’re here to help

We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions that will help you navigate through this new experience. If you don’t see an answer to your question, please contact us at info@atlantaopera.org and we’ll be happy to assist you!

Location

The Big Tent at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

All performances will be presented in a large, ventilated, open-sided tent. The tent is located in the parking lot of Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.