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The Atlanta Opera To Present The Impresario Gala
The Atlanta Opera will present The Impresarios Gala to celebrate the fun side of opera. The gala, which is a benefit to raise money to support the company’s endeavors on-stage and in the community, will see four brave individuals compete against one another by lip-synching some of the greatest opera arias in history. The contenders will be in full costume and give a dramatic performance that will be judged. Each…
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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – USA (4/6-8): ‘Das Rheingold,’ Jake Heggie To Make Waves
This weekend is all about variety with some companies showcasing perennial classics and three others showing modern works with tremendous socio-political relevance. Das Rheingold – Arizona Opera  Opera Arizona will showcase the first installment in Wagner’s famed tetralogy with Mark Delavan as Wotan, Rodell Rosel as Loge, Richard Paul Fink as Alberich, Daveda Karanas as Fricka, and Dana Beth Miller as Erda. Performances will take place at Symphony Hall in…
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The Atlanta Opera To World Premiere Jake Heggie Opera That Focuses on Holocaust Survivors
Jake Heggie is one of the prominent opera composers of the modern era and any new work of his is of most utmost importance to the opera world. And in just a month or so, his latest creation, “Out of Darkness: Two Remain” will make its world premiere as part of The Atlanta Opera’s Discovery series. The opera, which is written by Gene Scheer, is in two acts and stars…
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Daughter of the Theater – Soprano Andriana Chuchman on Returning to ‘La Fille Du Régiment’ With The Atlanta Opera & Her Dream Roles
It was 2009 and Andriana Chuchman was a Young Artist at the Ryan Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Then she landed a massive experience to do something she had never done – take on the title role in a major opera in a professional setting. The Edmonton Opera was looking for someone to take on the role of Marie in Donizetti’s “La Fille Du Régiment.” Chuchman was given…
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The Atlanta Opera To Preview 2017-18 Season With ‘Opera With An Edge’
The Atlanta Opera will preview its 2017-18 season on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Entitled “Opera With An Edge,” the concert will showcase musical moments from many of the major productions that the company will put on this season. Among those will be performances from “The Flying Dutchman,” “La Fille du Régiment,” “Carmen,” and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Moreover, the program will be performed live on the…
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Everything You Need to Know About The Atlanta Opera’s 2017-18 Season
With each passing week, the opera world gets the lates ton the 2017-18 season. The Atlanta Opera has joined the fray announcing the six operas that its audiences will get to clamor over between November 2017 and June 2018. The Flying Dutchman – Nov. 4, 7, 10, 12 (2017) Wagner’s early masterwork  gets a new production by the company’s General and Artistic director Tomer Zvulun. Arthur Fagen conducts while Jay…
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Atlanta Chorus Master Steps Down After 28 Years
The Atlanta Opera’s renowned chorus master Walter Huff is stepping down after decades of service. The announcement came Thursday as the Maestro determined to focus on his work at Indiana Unversity. According to a press release, his tenure process starts in April and his last official day with Atlanta Opera will be January 1, 2017. "My admiration of Walter cannot be quantified or expressed in words," said Tomer Zvulun, General…