Available NowMegan Marino: Love Letter to Atlanta
Love Letters to Atlanta : 16 minutesComposer : Georges BizetLibrettist : Henri Meilhac & Ludovic HalévyPremiere Date : March 3, 1875, Opéra-Comique, ParisIn Megan Marino's Love Letter to Atlanta, she sings “Seguidilla” from a Carmen created during the pandemic storm of 2020. Her letter salutes the company she made home, the audience that embraced her and the anticipation we all feel about getting back to live, indoor performances. It was filmed in May 2021 at The Atlanta Opera Big Tent and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Marino’s performance is the fourth of a series of Love Letters to Atlanta, featuring the stellar Atlanta Opera Company Players. Each Love Letter includes visually stunning capture of a song with great meaning to the singer in a space that has great meaning to Atlanta. Interviews with the artist complete the experience.
Available NowRichard Trey Smagur: Love Letter to Atlanta
Love Letters to Atlanta : 11 minutesComposer : John KanderLibrettist : Fred EbbPremiere Date : June 3, 1975, 46th Street Theatre, New YorkIn the fifth installment of Love Letters to Atlanta, Trey Smagur talks to Tomer Zvulun about his influences, growing up in the foothills of north Georgia and more. Smagur performs "Mr. Cellophane" from Chicago.
Available NowThe Threepenny Carmen
Filmed Opera : 100 minutesComposer : Georges BizetLibrettist : Henri Meilhac & Ludovic HalévyPremiere Date : March 3, 1875, Opéra-Comique, ParisSet at the fringes of society, Bizet’s music is intertwined with the dramatic stomps and flourishes of flamenco in an all-new version that explores a modern Carmen.The Threepenny Carmen walks a thin line between lust and death in one of opera’s most iconic love triangles.
Available NowFLASHBACK The Kaiser of Atlantis: Cast Discussion
Behind the Scenes : 70 minutesIt's a wild ride performing during a pandemic. Hear tales from the tent with The Atlanta Opera Company Players - hilarious audience moments, masks while singing and much more.
Available NowFLASHBACK Crossroads Concert: Cast Discussion
Behind the Scenes : 56 minutesHear stories from Company Players Jamie Barton, Morris Robinson, Michael Mayes, and Megan Marino about what happened behind the scenes at Crossroads: A Variety Show. Hosted by The Atlanta Opera Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. General & Artistic Director, Tomer Zvulun.
Available NowOrfano Mondo
Behind the Scenes, Filmed Opera : 8 episodes - about 15 mins eachA world premiere film series created by international opera star Ryan McKinny and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Felipe Barral. Italian for “orphan world,” Orfano Mondo artfully addresses the hidden specter of fear that lingers over live performances during a pandemic. The film series draws inspiration and utilizes footage from The Atlanta Opera’s fall Big Tent productions of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and The Kaiser of Atlantis by Viktor Ullmann and Pietr Kien.
Available NowFLASHBACK Pagliacci: Cast Discussion
Behind the Scenes : 55 minutesIt's a wild ride performing during a pandemic. Hear tales from the tent with The Atlanta Opera Company Players - hilarious audience moments, masks while singing and much more.
Available NowThe Threepenny Opera
Filmed Opera : 93 minutesComposer : Kurt WeillLibrettist : Bertolt BrechtPremiere Date : August 31, 1928, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm, BerlinIn the Big Tent adaptation of The Threepenny Opera, an army of puppets are led by their live doppelgängers. Classic tunes including “Mack the Knife,” “Pirate Jenny” and ballads for broken relationships, struggle, love, life and death are the heart of the production. Filmed by Felipe Barral and directed by Tomer Zvulun. Featuring Jay Hunter Morris, Kelly Kaduce, and Kevin Burdette.
Available NowMorris Robinson & Friends: A Concert for Unity
Concerts : 60 minutesComposer : VariousLibrettist : VariousCreated and lead by Atlanta native and renowned bass Morris Robinson, and featuring noted Black opera singers, Ronnita Miller, Jasmine Habersham, and Joshua Conyers, the Concert for Unity is a special celebration that includes selections from spirituals, gospel, rock, opera, and spoken word by actor Enoch King. Accompaniment by pianist Damien Sneed. The concert was presented in collaboration with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and the City of South Fulton Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs.
Available NowThe Kaiser of Atlantis
Filmed Opera : 60 minsComposer : Viktor UllmannLibrettist : Petr KienPremiere Date : December 16, 1975, De Nederlandse Opera, AmsterdamViktor Ullmann and Peter Kien's now critically acclaimed chamber opera The Kaiser of Atlantis was written in 1943 in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Before his death at Auschwitz, Ullmann gave the score to a colleague, and the opera remained unperformed until 1975. A haunting allegory about redemption despite the worst of humanity, this new production of The Kaiser of Atlantis features The Atlanta Opera Company Players in a chilling satire built for our time.
Available NowCrossroads: A Variety Show
Concerts : 43 minutesComposer : VariousLibrettist : VariousIt’s a Company and Studio Players jamboree! If you loved Opera to Opry (2016, 2017) featuring the one and only Michael Mayes, you’d adore this latest creative showcase. Our Players are multitalented singers and instrumentalists, and they will perform bluegrass, gospel, blues and other American standards. Meet us at the Crossroads for a casual good time and unforgettable tunes.
Available NowMezzo Extravaganza
Concerts : 80 minutesComposer : VariousLibrettist : VariousThis extravaganza celebrates the incredible work of The Atlanta Opera Company and Studio Players who sing at the sultry end of the musical staff. Superstars Jamie Barton, Gabrielle Beteag, Daniela Mack, and Megan Marino planned an evening of operatic favorites and explorations into the wider realm of mezzo-soprano greatness that met with audience acclaim on November 10th in the Atlanta Opera Big Tent.
Available NowMorris Robinson: Love Letter to Atlanta
Love Letters to Atlanta : 2:13Composer : Mitch LeighLibrettist : Joe DarionPremiere Date : April 1966Morris Robinson has a story to tell, and he has a musical Love Letter to share with his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. In the first of a series of twelve Love Letters to Atlanta, featuring the stellar Atlanta Opera Company Players, Robinson visits the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta to sing and speak about a moment when he had an “Impossible Dream” to become a performer.
Available NowJamie Barton: Love Letter to Atlanta
Love Letters to Atlanta : 3:32Composer : Hoagy CarmichaelLibrettist : Stuart GorrellPremiere Date : Sept 15, 1930Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton salutes her current hometown of Atlanta in a Fox Theatre debut that will knock your socks off. Barton's performance is the third of a series of twelve Love Letters to Atlanta, featuring the stellar Atlanta Opera Company Players.
Filmed Opera : 80 minsComposer : Ruggero LeoncavalloLibrettist : Ruggero LeoncavalloPremiere Date : May 21, 1892, Teatro Dal Verme, MilanIn The Atlanta Opera’s completely new fall production of Leoncavallo’s verismo classic, audiences enter a dystopian world where artists question their ability to perform, distance separates loved ones, and a play-within-a-play exposes a great betrayal.
Coming SoonMack the Knife: An Evening of Kurt Weill
Concerts : 90 minsComposer : Kurt WeillLibrettist : VariousJoin us for an evening of song that celebrates The Atlanta Opera Company and Studio Players. The collaboration between theatrical innovator Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill is legendary. We’ll feature songs from their famous opera The Threepenny Opera, plus tuneful selections written by Weill that you may not know. Players Jasmine Habersham, Brian Vu, and Megan Marino are all winners of The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music’s prestigious Lotte Lenya Competition.
Available NowKevin Burdette: Love Letter to Atlanta
Love Letters to Atlanta : 2:25Composer : Frederick LoeweLibrettist : Alan Jay LernerPremiere Date : Oct 1, 1960, O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, CanadaKevin Burdette’s Atlanta has a hidden gem with a storied past. Burdette sings “If Ever I Would Leave You” from the beloved Lerner and Loewe musical Camelot, honoring one of his favorite vocal heroes, Cesare Siepi, another bass who adopted Atlanta as his hometown.