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24-Hour Opera Project®

Here’s a crazy idea: An entire opera written and performed in 24 hours.
Will the artists crack under the pressure?
Will it produce amazing creative results?

The Atlanta Opera (in partnership with Dad's Garage Theatre Company),presents the seventh annual 24-Hour Opera Project®.

Teams of composers, librettists, stage directors, singers, and accompanists will compose, stage, and rehearse original operas - all within 24 hours. The final performances come together on stage at Dad's Garage in an interactive showcase where both the judges and the audience award the top works for best overall performance and audience choice.

Interested in participating?
(When applying, be sure to download the application, enter your information and save the document before sending it back to us.)

Click here to download the Singer Application >>

Click here to download the Composer Application >>

Who will participate?
Composers, lyricists, stage directors, pianists, and singers.

What are we talking about?
Separated into random teams, composers, librettists, stage directors, singers, and accompanists, composed, staged, and rehearsed their new pieces in 24 hours. Everything comes together in a showcase where judges and audience alike name the top pieces.

When will this happen?
March 3rd - for composers, lyricists, singers, and stage directors ONLY
March 4th - public showcase at Dad's Garage

Where will the showcase take place?
Dad's Garage Theatre Company
569 Ezzard St.
Atlanta, GA 30312 

Still have questions? Please contact Wade Thomas, at

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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