2023-24 Season

Forsyth County is Flooding (with the Joy of Lake Lanier)

Jun 15, 2024

Presented as part of the 96-Hour Opera Festival, the winner of the inaugural showcase in 2022, and the first new opera launched from the competition. The one-act dark comedy explores some of Georgia’s terrifying, uncomfortable, and uncanny histories related to the unsavory genesis of Lake Lanier in Forsyth County, Georgia. In what might just be a modern-day ghost story: a private detective and a witch, who claims to be connected to spirits are hired to uncover a weird supernatural mystery happening—puddles. Everywhere …

96-Hour Opera Project Showcase

Jun 17, 2024

Now in its third season, the 96-Hour Opera Festival celebrates emerging creative talents from historically under-recognized communities and offers a path into the art of opera. The Showcase is open to the public, and five world-premiere mini-operas are presented. The Atlanta Opera welcomes an exceptional group of judges to review and determine the winners of a $10,000 award and an Atlanta Opera commission.

2024-25 Season

Bohème Project:
La bohème

Sept 18 – Oct 5, 2024

Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Librettist: Luigi Illica & Giuseppe Giacosa

The characters of La bohème face to face with the COVID-19 crisis. The “Bohème Project” plunges the audience into the world of young creatives facing life and death, and finding motivation for powerful and joyful living while external threats tear apart society.

Performed in English with English Supertitles

Bohème Project:

Sept 19 – Oct 6, 2024

Composer & Lyricist/Librettist: Jonathan Larson
Additional Lyrics: Billy Aronson
Based on La bohème by: Giacomo Puccini

The creative, vital story of La bohème inspired the Broadway smash hit Rent as Broadway took the same story of friendship, passion, and art in the time of a pandemic and brought it to the 1990s HIV/AIDS devastation.

Performed in English with English Supertitles

The Magic Flute

Nov 2 – 10, 2024

Composer: W.A. Mozart
Librettist: Emanuel Schikaneder (attrib.)

With a magic flute and bells, a prince and a bird-catcher set off to free a kidnapped princess. Gorgeous music, whimsical characters, magical instruments, and special effects are layered over the quest for wisdom and truth.

Performed in German with English Supertitles


Mar 1 – 9, 2025

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi 
Librettists: Francesco Maria Piave & Andrea Maffei
Based on: Macbeth by William Shakespeare

A powerful and emotional work, Macbeth is no love story … just a darkly riveting scramble to grab power at any cost. This is the second of our series of operas based on the works of William Shakespeare.

Performed in Italian with English Supertitles


Apr 26 – May 4, 2025

Composer & Librettist: Richard Wagner

Weaving together the stories and characters in The Atlanta Opera’s Ring Cycle, Siegfried is the epic opera that creates a vision of a magnificent future where love, courage, and wisdom triumph over the lure of power.

Performed in German with English Supertitles


Jun 7 – 15, 2025

Composer: George Frideric Handel 
Librettist: William Congreve (adapted by anonymous)

Endless pleasure. Endless love. Princess Semele burns with passion for her seducer, Jupiter, but is ultimately brought down by his wife Juno. Semele is a love triangle soaked in sensuality, ambition, and jealousy

Performed in English with English Supertitles


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