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Atlanta Opera 40th anniversary

Now 40, the Atlanta Opera continues redefining its audience by mixing old and new

After four decades of arias and curtain calls, the Atlanta Opera finds itself comfortably between two worlds: classic and contemporary.

Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 event picks for February

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.

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 28-March 6

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

“Redneck opera zinger” Jay Hunter Morris stars in Atlanta Opera’s The Flying Dutchman

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.

19 of the best events for Atlanta families in May

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, watch an operatic take on Cinderella, wander through a grove of pastel trees, and paddle down the 'hooch on Mother's Day.
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The Atlanta Opera’s best kept secret? Its chorus.

The Atlanta Opera’s full sound is part of what makes it a world-renowned company. For that, you can thank not the full-throated stars, but the typically overlooked chorus.
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Behind the curtain at the Atlanta Opera’s costume department

"My first question is, ‘Can you sing in this?’” says Joanna Schmink, the costume designer and coordinator for the Atlanta Opera.
Kevin Burdette

Atlanta Opera reels in rising star Kevin Burdette for The Pirates of Penzance

“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

Atlanta Opera re-creates the wartime experience with Soldier Songs

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.

A pop culture-centric guide to Verdi’s Rigoletto

This month, the Atlanta Opera stages Verdi’s Rigoletto. To help you impress your opera-going companions, a few nuggets you can drop before the curtain rises or during intermission.

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