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Lori Phillips and The Atlanta Opera Chorus in Turandot, 2007. © Tim Wilkerson

We want your experience at the Opera to be easy and comfortable! Below are questions many people have about attending the opera. If it’s your first time at the Opera, feel free to ask questions of staff, ushers or even other audience members around you who love to meet new opera goers and share what they know about opera. 

What should I wear?
Wear whatever makes you comfortable! At opera performances, you’ll see everything from formal wear to jeans. Most people are somewhere in the middle, wearing slacks or skirts. Come in whatever you happen to be wearing, or take advantage of a great excuse to dress up; it's entirely up to you.  

Will I be able to understand it?
Operas are written in many languages, including English, Italian, French, German, Russian, Czech and many more. No matter what language is being sung, you’ll always understand every word with the English translation appearing above the stage (even when they are singing in English!).

I’m not sure I can afford to come to the opera. Is it expensive?
Tickets range from $26 to more than $100 but you will hear and see everything in most every seat.

Where are the best seats?
There isn’t a bad seat at Cobb Energy Centre. Truly, we challenge you to find a bad seat! The “best” seat is really in the eye of the beholder. For example, sitting on the Orchestra level close to the stage is a great view but it can be difficult to read the translations above the stage. Sitting in the center of the Mezzanine will give you a great view and great sound, but some people prefer to sit on the aisle so they can be first to the concession stand at intermission!


Questions? Contact Us!

Patron Services
404.881.8885 404-881-8885

Cobb Energy Centre
404.881.8801 770-916-2800

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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