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This Saturday, Atlanta Opera kicks off a four-show run of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, which chronicles the life of the late Steve Jobs, the tech visionary, futurist guru, and founder and CEO of Apple Computers
The Atlanta Housing Authority, which purchased the sprawling facility from the city in 2017, has outlined a plan to preserve and update the historic auditorium, while transforming the surrounding complex into a mix of affordable and market-rate housing, retail, and shared public space.
The Atlanta Opera gained national attention when it purchased a circus tent and became the only major opera company in North America to stage live productions during the pandemic shutdown of 2020. Now, a look at the "transition year" ahead.
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.
Onstage Jessye Norman, a renowned soprano and one of the few prominent African Americans in opera, has the regal dignity of a queen and the world-weary gravitas of a civil rights leader. Fitting, then, that on November 18, Norman headlines the gala for the Atlanta Music Festival.
"My first question is, ‘Can you sing in this?’” says Joanna Schmink, the costume designer and coordinator for the Atlanta Opera.
Morris Robinson is trying to lay low, something that’s never been easy for him. If anyone failed to see the 6-foot-3, 300-plus-pound vocalist lumbering through the lobby of the Woodruff Arts Center an hour ago in black ostrich-skin boots, tuxedo pants, and untucked maroon T-shirt, they certainly heard his voice.
Barton sounds richly experienced, old-school, with a coloratura that is pure Technicolor, in arias that evoke some sort of empyrean birdsong in a three-octave range. The New Yorker has lauded her “once-in-a-generation talent,” and other reviews have joined the chorus of praise.
“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
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