PERFORMANCES

2021-22 Season

Julius Caesar

Composer: George Frideric Handel
Librettist: Nicola Francesco Haym
Nov 6, 9, 12, 14, 2021

The love affair between Julius Caesar and Cleopatra is given a Baroque flourish in Handel’s masterful work. Loosely based on events during the Roman Civil War around 48 B.C., Caesar arrives in Egypt in pursuit of his enemy, only to fall in love with the beguiling queen–what plays out is an episode of Game of Thrones, in which blood, lust, and the pursuit of power both torments and unites.

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The Pirates of Penzance

Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Librettist: William S. Gilbert
January 22, 25, 28, 30, 2022

As Frederic enters the rank of full pirate at the end of his apprenticeship, he and his fellow pirates court the daughters of Major-General Stanley. This sets off a hilarious course of riotous events that pit Frederic against his pirate clan. The Pirates of Penzance is a rollicking show featuring famous tunes, including the “Major-General’s Song,” “Oh, Better Far to Live and Die,” and “With Cat-Like Tread.”

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The Barber of Seville

Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Librettist: Cesare Sterbini
March 5, 8, 11, 13, 2022

“Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!”

Everyone’s favorite barber pulls all the levers in this comedic romp featuring a fiery young girl, her lecherous old guardian, and a smitten young nobleman. It’s all up to the wily Figaro to stay one step ahead of the shenanigans, and see to it that true love wins in the end. From the famous overture to its rapid-fire vocalism, this laugh-out-loud opera is a winner that works its charms on people of all ages.

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The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

Composer: Mason Bates
Librettist: Mark Campbell
April 30, May 3, 6, 8, 2022

Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs, one of the most influential people of the modern age, is transformed into a dramatic character in this compelling 2017 opera by DJ and composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell. As the character Jobs looks back on a life dappled by dizzying heights and crushing disappointments, this charismatic, hard-driving visionary confronts the complexities of life and death. Cast in an appealing electro-acoustic soundscape generated by Mac laptop (of course) and live musicians, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs cyles through key moments in his lifelong–and futile–pursuit of perfection and control over everything that matters to him.

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For the 2021-22 season, we are back at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. We know you might have some questions regarding this new season, so we’ve put together this helpful guide. If you have any other questions or comments not covered, please send feedback to tickets@atlantaopera.org.

What safety regulations will be in place at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre?

At this point, our safety committee, lead by Dr. Carlos del Rio, is optimistic about the fall. If all goes well in the next few months, the experts believe that many of the current safety regulations will be removed.

We will provide full details of all safety guidelines in late summer, ahead of our reopening at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

I'm a season subscriber. Will my seats be affected?

Your seats are safe! Thank you for trusting us through this long year. Our current plan is to keep all subscribers in their existing seats. Should you have any concerns or need to change seats, please contact Ticketing Services for concierge service at 404-881-8885.

Will pre-show dinners be available for purchase?

We are working with the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre to reimagine Mangia, our pre-show dinner buffet, with public health in mind. We will provide full details on our pre-show offerings in late summer.

Does The Atlanta Opera still plan to produce Das Rheingold?

After a long time away from the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, we are focused on recovery and reconnection. Getting audiences, singers, orchestra members, and staff safely back into the theater is our number one priority. Second to that is healing from the isolation of the pandemic.

With that in mind, this season builds the Opera back up to performing the larger-scale works we had originally planned for this season, while still maintaining our schedule of four full-produced mainstage shows.

We hope you’ll take respite in the laughter and joy found in the shows this season and look forward to the anticipated premiere of a new production of Das Rheingold.

Am I still able to set up a payment plan for my subscription?

Yes! For assistance in setting up a payment plan, please contact Ticketing Services at 404-881-8885.

Will my tickets be mailed to me?

You have many options for receiving your tickets. You can request mobile tickets, print-at-home tickets, or that tickets be mailed to you. Mailed tickets will be sent in early fall 2021.

When can I buy single tickets?

Single tickets will go on sale to the general public on August 17, 2021.

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If you have any questions regarding ticketing and the upcoming seasons, please call us at 404-881-8885. We are here to help you.