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  • SIDEBAR The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs: Overview

    Something new. Something fresh. Something exciting. Something (R)evolutionary.

    Hear from The Atlanta Opera's Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. General & Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun as he breaks down this quick-hitting, GRAMMY-winning, pop culture opera experience called The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. Fr...

  • The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs | OFFICIAL TRAILER

    Experience the man behind the mac. The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs by composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell comes to The Atlanta Opera as a brand new production April 30 - May 8! This GRAMMY-winning opera unravels the mystery of the polarizing pioneer of tech and explores the contrast ...

  • Sidebar: Threepenny Opera Costume Design

    In our new Sidebar series, artists and designers discuss their concepts, processes, and inspirations for their designs. In the first episode, Costume Designer Erik Teague delves into how his creations will bring dark, seedy London to life on the stage.

  • Sidebar: Threepenny Carmen Costume Design

    Joanna Schmink, Atlanta Opera Costume Director and Costume Designer for Threepenny Carmen, delves into her inspirations for the Western look of a modern Carmen set in Texas.

  • Flashback - Pagliacci: Cast Discussion

    It's a wild ride performing during a pandemic. Hear tales from the tent with The Atlanta Opera Company Players - hilarious audience moments, masks while singing and much more.

  • Flashback - The Kaiser of Atlantis: Cast Discussion

    It's a wild ride performing during a pandemic. Hear tales from the tent with The Atlanta Opera Company Players - hilarious audience moments, masks while singing and much more.

  • Flashback - Crossroads Concert: Cast Discussion

    Hear stories from Company Players Jamie Barton, Morris Robinson, Michael Mayes, and Megan Marino about what happened behind the scenes at Crossroads: A Variety Show.

  • In Depth: The Big Tent Series Health and Safety

  • In Depth: The Big Tent Series Grit and Perseverance

  • In Depth: The Big Tent Series Patrons and Pods

  • Backstage at Pagliacci

  • Backstage at The Kaiser of Atlantis

  • Flashback - Mezzo Extravaganza Concert: Cast Discussion

    Hear stories from Company and Studio Players, Jamie Barton, Daniela Mack, Megan Marino, and Gabrielle Beteag about what happened behind the scenes at the Mezzo Extravaganza Concert. Hosted by fellow Company Player Alek Shrader.

  • Table Talk: Concert for Unity

    In this Table Talk, soprano Jasmine Habersham sits down with fellow Company Players and renowned Black opera singers for a conversation about trailblazing BIPOC artists, representation in opera, and how Prince is like Mozart. Stay for the quiz at the end!

    This Table Talk was created as a compani...

  • The Atlanta Opera Loves Puppets

    Opera is theater, dance, music and everything in between. We love working with our friends at the Center for Puppetry Arts and hope you enjoy seeing some highlights from our work with them.

  • The Atlanta Opera Loves Circus Performers

    How do jugglers, stilt walkers and clowns add dimension to an opera production? Learn how The Atlanta Opera partnered with a group of Circus Performers in their recent Big Tent productions.

  • Sidebar Julius Caesar: From the Director

    Handel’s Julius Caesar was written almost 300 years ago! Tomer Zvulun shares his thoughts about the baroque masterpiece, which is also the oldest work the company has ever performed. Julius Caesar explores the universal themes of power and the will to power, on stage at Cobb Energy Performing Art...

  • Sidebar Julius Caesar: From the Costume Designer, part II

    Mad Max meets Game of Thrones! Costume Designer Mattie Ullrich gives us a glimpse of the costumes designed for Julius Caesar.

  • SIDEBAR The Pirates of Penzance: Director Seán Curran

    How do you put a fresh take on a classic like Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance? Listen to director and choreographer Seán Curran explain how the collaborative process inspires a new perspective and presentation for this comedic opera.

  • SIDEBAR The Pirates of Penzance: Santiago Ballerini & Katharine Goeldner

    Comic opera presents unique challenges to singers who take on these lead roles. From spoken dialogue to comedic delivery, artists develop new elements to their craft to deliver masterful performances. Hear from tenor Santiago Ballerini and mezzo-soprano Katharine Goeldner as they discuss their ro...

  • SIDEBAR The Pirates of Penzance: The Atlanta Opera Chorus

    It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child. The same applies to bringing a classic opera to life on stage. Members of The Atlanta Opera Chorus share their thoughts on jumping headfirst into the colorful personalities of the ensemble in The Pirates of Penzance, and speak on their ch...

  • The Barber of Seville - Rehearsal Trailer

    Whet your appetite for our upcoming production of Rossini's The Barber of Seville as our film studio gets up close and personal with the cast running rehearsals in preparation for this amazing opera buffa! The Barber of Seville runs March 5-13, 2022 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

  • SIDEBAR The Barber of Seville: Director Michael Shell

    Chaos, melodrama...flamenco? This incendiary infusion of elements brings fireworks to the stage as Director Michael Shell draws influence from Spanish culture to deliver a unique flare to The Atlanta Opera's production of The Barber of Seville! The fearless director explores these inspirations an...