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After four decades of arias and curtain calls, the Atlanta Opera finds itself comfortably between two worlds: classic and contemporary.
Drink piña coladas and get lost in Atlanta’s tiki lounges with the Atlanta Tiki Tour, strip your clothes and run through town for Cupid's Run, and watch more than 70 movies exploring the diverse reality of Jewish life and culture at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.
Meet the women behind the Muppets, watch motorcross racing at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and listen to the Atlanta Opera perform the Daughter of the Regiment.
Jay Hunter Morris’s Texas twang makes him sound more like a country and western singer than a trusted former understudy to Luciano Pavarotti. The tenor stars in The Flying Dutchman, opening November 4 at the Atlanta Opera, in the role of Erik, who loves a woman enamored with the captain of a ghost ship.
"My first question is, ‘Can you sing in this?’” says Joanna Schmink, the costume designer and coordinator for the Atlanta Opera.
“Kevin is the equivalent of an operatic Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin,” says Atlanta Opera director Tomer Zvulun, who handpicked the bass singer to play the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance
On March 19, 2003, the U.S. invaded Iraq. The following year, then 26-year-old David T. Little began work on Soldier Songs, a rock-tinged contemporary opera that explores the impact of war on veterans.
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