Daniela Mack, Jasmine Habersham, Kevin Burdette, Richard Trey Smagur Headline The Atlanta Opera’s New ‘BlinkOpera’ Podcast

By David Salazar

The Atlanta Opera has announced a brand new podcast series that highlights some of the company’s recent productions.

“BlinkOpera” will feature members from the Atlanta Opera Company Players ensemble talking about “Pagliacci” and “The Kaiser of Atlantis,” two operas presented by The Atlanta Opera in the fall as part of its Molly Blank Big Tent Series. “Pagliacci” features Richard Trey Smagur while “The Kaiser of Atlantis” is hosted by Kevin Burdette. These episodes dropped on May 6, 2021.

“Few people know the stories of opera better than artists who perform them,” The Atlanta Opera’s Carl W. Knobloch Jr. General & Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun said in a press release. “These podcasts take synopses off the page and put them into the voice of amazing, internationally known singers in a fresh, conversational way.”

The company also announced that future episodes will focus on Daniela Mack’s interpretation of Bizet’s “Carmen” and Jasmine Habersham’s retelling of “The Threepenny Opera;” both will be released on May 13.