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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – North America (6/8-10): A World Premiere, ‘Sweeney Todd,’ & Piazzolla’s Masterpiece Dominate Weekend
The summer is underway and as expected, there are a ton of options out there for the opera lovers of the world. So here is a look at this week’s picks in alphabetical order by company. Maria de Buenos Aires – Alamo City Opera Piazzolla’s work is growing ever-popular around the globe with productions cropping up everywhere. The production at Alamo City Opera will provide audiences with a chance to…
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The Altanta Beltline Partnership & The Atlanta Opera Receive New Grant
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) and The Atlanta Opera (TAO) have announced they are the joint recipients of a Collaborative Innovation Grant from The Home Depot Foundation and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN). The new $51,000 grant will fund a new collaboration between ABP and TAO to provide free operatic performances at locations along the Atlanta BeltLine and in parks and schools along the trail, including the Atlanta Opera…
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Jamie Barton & Zuzana Markova Headline Atlanta Opera’s 2018-19 Season
The Atlanta Opera has announced its 2018-19 season, which the company is presenting as its most exciting season to date. “Our 2018-19 season is programmed for avid opera lovers and new audiences alike. This will be our most popular season ever starting with our celebration of Bernstein and his seminal 'West Side Story,' and closing with a triumphant presentation of Verdi’s masterwork, 'La Traviata,'” said Tomer Zvulun, General and Artistic…
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The Atlanta Opera Receives Major Grant
The Lettie Pate Evans Foundation has awarded the Atlanta Opera an $850,000 grant which will aid the company in making investments to support its growth. “We are grateful to the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation for supporting The Atlanta Opera,” said General and Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun. “This grant allows us to continue on a path of innovation and harness the momentum of our rapidly growing organization in order to present even more impactful operatic…
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Atlanta Opera To Present Abridged ‘Magic Flute’
The Atlanta Opera will present Mozart's “The Magic Flute” in performance at the Center for Puppetry Arts this January. The production will be part of The Atlanta Opera’s Studio Tour which will feature artists from the Atlanta Opera Studio. The performances will bring an abridged version to schools and community venues across Georgia and is set to reach more than 12,500 students. In October, 2017, the Studio Tour toured “The Magic…
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Atlanta Opera Adds Four New Members To Its Board of Directors
The Atlanta Opera has announced the addition of four new members to the company’s Board of Directors. The new members, who come from diverse backgrounds will provide a unique vision and skill set to further the Opera’s strategic plan. The four new members are Elizabeth Adler, Sandra Morelli, Alex Simmons, and Bill Snyder. Adler is a Counsel in King & Spalding’s Data, Privacy, and Security practice and serves as a…
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Q & A: Bass-Baritone Wayne Tigges on ‘The Flying Dutchman’ At Atlanta Opera
Music was always a major part of bass-baritone Wayne Tigges' youth. As the youngest of 10 kids, his father was part of a professional barbershop quartet and the majority of his family members were singers in one way or another. The young Tigges was also a lead singer in a heavy metal band called Aftershock.  From there he would eventually find his way to becoming an opera singer, singing at…
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Weekend Preview – USA (11/3-5): Saratoga Opera, Opera Omaha, Anchorage Opera, Opera Naples Among Companies Opening New Productions
This weekend will feature a ton of opera across North America, with companies opening a number of productions and others closing them up. First, let’s take a look at the new runs opening this week. Saratoga Opera’s “La Traviata” gets its first performances on Friday and Sunday while Opera Omaha presents its only two “Tosca” showcases of the year those same days. Ditto for Anchorage Opera and its “Don Pasquale”…
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Atlanta Opera To Showcase Second Annual ‘From Opera to Opry: Liquor, Love and the Lord’
The Atlanta Opera is slated to present “From Opera to Opry: Liquor, Love, and the Lord later this year. The showcase, which will take place at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse this Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in collaboration with ADA Ovations. The holiday concert enters its second year after a successful showcase in Dec. 2016. The program is written by baritone Michael Mayes and features arias and duets from such major…
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Atlanta Opera Receives Major 3-Year Grant
Times are good for the Atlanta Opera. The company has just announced that it will receive a $1.2 Million, three-year grant from The Molly Blank Fund of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. The gift “will partially underwrite both the successful Discoveries series and the Studio Tour through the 2020-21 season. The Opera previously received a $600,000, two-year grant from the Molly Blank Fund to support the Discoveries series and Studio Tour in the…