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 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 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.
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.