The Altanta Beltline Partnership & The Atlanta Opera Receive New Grant

By Francisco Salazar

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 Studio Tour productions of “The Magic Flute” and “The Barber of Seville” and a series of “pop-up” mini-performances.

Tomer Zvulun, General and Artistic Director of The Atlanta Opera, noted in a press release, “We have performed all over Atlanta in the past five years, primarily through our Discoveries series. In our current season, we will perform at the Center for Puppetry Arts, Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, and Theatrical Outfit. Performing on the BeltLine is an important part of our mission as we seek to expand our footprint across the city and break down the traditional barriers to opera. We thank The Home Depot Foundation for this generous donation and look forward to working with our partners at The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.”

The Atlanta Opera will premiere “La Fille du Regiment” with Andriana Chuchman and Stephanie Blythe this upcoming week and is also slated to perform “Out of Darkness: Two Remain” in April.