2023-24 Season

The Shining

Music: Paul Moravec
Libretto: Mark Campbell
Based on the novel by: Stephen King
Sept 15 – Oct 1, 2023

The Atlanta Opera makes its long-awaited return to the Alliance Theatre as Stephen King’s iconic 1977 thriller comes to the stage in this supernatural tale of possession and murder. Jack Torrance, a father with a troubled past, finds new employment as the winter caretaker for the Overlook Hotel

Performed in English


Composer: Michael Shapiro
Oct 28, 2023

A fantastical collision of sight and sound awaits in this imaginative presentation of vintage cinema. The 1931 film of Mary Shelley’s classic novel “Frankenstein” is given a lush and vibrant score composed by Michael Shapiro and presented by The Atlanta Opera orchestra and an intimate collection of voices for an entertaining evening at the theater.

Performed in English


Nov 4 – 12, 2023

Composer & Librettist: Giuseppe Verdi
Based on “Le roi s’amuse” by Victor Hugo

A lecherous playboy. A vengeful father. A tragic love affair. Giuseppe Verdi’s definitive tragic opera comes to Atlanta as a co-production with the Houston Grand Opera and the Dallas Opera. Rigoletto will discover the true consequences of his words will have an indelible impact on that which he holds most dear.

Performed in Italian with English Supertitles

La bohème

Jan 20 – 28, 2024

Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Librettists: Luigi Illica & Giuseppe Giacosa

Giacomo Puccini’s transcendent masterpiece La bohème captures the essence of love, loss, and life. This tragic story of four friends clinging to each other as harsh realities of life threaten to tear them apart has been told time and again – now, discover its origin as one of the greatest operas ever written. 

Performed in Italian with English Supertitles

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Mar 2 – 10, 2024

Composer: Benjamin Britten
Librettists: Benjamin Britten & Peter Pears
Based on the play by: William Shakespeare

Mystical figures dance in the night as Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. This adaptation of celebrated playwright William Shakespeare’s work follows the consequences of a falling out between Oberon and Tytania, the fairy-king and queen.

Performed in English with English Supertitles

Die Walküre

Apr 27 – May 5, 2024

Composer & Librettist: Richard Wagner

The Ring Cycle, Wagner’s magnum opus, continues with Die Walküre, the second epic installment in the series. The daughters of Wotan, ruler of the gods, serve as Valkyries tasked with guiding the souls of fallen warriors to Valhalla. But as scandal erupts, Wotan finds himself at odds with whom he most trusts.

Performed in German with English Supertitles


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