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In 2016-17, you will be able to see six operatic productions in Atlanta. For the first time in six years, The Atlanta Opera will fully produce four operas at the Cobb Energy Centre. Our coming season opens with Mozart’s farcical, colorful romance, The Abduction from the Seraglio. In November, we present Silent Night, the Pulitzer Prize-winner by American composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell, retelling the story of the spontaneous Christmas truce of 1914 between French, British and German soldiers during World War I. In March, for the first time in our history, we bring Donizetti’s uproarious bel canto staple Don Pasquale to the stage. We close the season in April with Puccini’s epic tale, Turandot, about an icy Chinese princess whose riddles doom every suitor, but one.

Our successful Discoveries series will return with two fresh takes on rare operatic gems. Maria de Buenos Aires, by composer Astor Piazzolla, follows a young prostitute who falls in love with tango dancing in the steamy night clubs of Buenos Aires. Next, we will partner with New York-based On Site Opera to present Mozart’s The Secret Gardener: a story of love, madness, and redemption that unfolds in the lush setting of a beautiful garden. The singers, locations and dates of the Discoveries series in 2016-17 are to be announced.







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The vision of The Atlanta Opera is to be a vital leader in the renaissance of opera in America by engaging a 21st century audience.

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