In celebration of Chorus Master Walter Huff’s 25 years with The Atlanta Opera, three special concerts open the season in September. Spanning 300 years of operatic choral repertoire, the concerts feature the powerfully moving voice of the acclaimed Atlanta Opera Chorus, conducted by Maestro Huff and accompanied by pianist Brian Eads.
Sopranos Leah Partridge and Indra Thomas, tenors Victor Ryan Robertson and Timothy Miller, and special guests William Fred Scott and Lois Reitzes join the chorus for selections of well-known masterpieces by Verdi, Mozart, Puccini, Wagner, Bizet, Britten, and Glass, among others. The evening will include performances of “Va, pensiero” from Verdi’s Nabucco
, the Cigarette Chorus from Bizet’s Carmen
, the Brindisi from Verdi’s La Traviata
, the Moon Chorus from Puccini’s Turandot
, “Inneggiamo” from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana
, and the final chorus from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess
Don’t miss your chance to see and hear Maestro Huff’s Chorus, many of whose members fell in love with opera through the experience of performing under his direction. One chorus member puts it best: “Using voices to tell stories is what opera is all about. By expecting precision, artistry and vocal storytelling, Maestro Huff allows the Atlanta Opera Chorus to function simultaneously both as one large musical unit and as individual voices and characters.”
Presented in collaboration with Emory University at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, and Kennesaw State University’s School of Music.