Atlanta Opera, Carmen, Bizet
The Atlanta Opera Extras are community outreach initiatives that entertain and educate audiences about opera. A complete listing of upcoming events is below. For more information on The Atlanta Opera Extras, visit atlantaopera.org or call 404-881-8801.
Oakland Cemetery – SUNDAY IN THE Park
Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
248 Oakland Avenue S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30312
$5 Suggested Donation
Spend your Sunday at Atlanta's Victorian fall festival at the historic Oakland Cemetery, October 7th from 12:00 p.m.to 6:00 p.m.. Sponsored by the Historic Oakland Foundation, SUNDAY IN THE Park offers food, music, artist markets, fun activities and entertainment for the entire family to enjoy! Guests are also encouraged to participate in Victorian costume and photography contests. While entry is free, a suggested $5 donation is recommended.
Culture Shock: Inspired Pop-ups
Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
The High Museumof Art
1280 Peachtree Street, N. E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
Cost: $15, $10 members, $5 students/Young Patrons
On Saturday, October 13th, from 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m, the High Museum of Art will be hosting a one-night-only pop-up extravaganza! During this evening of surprises happening all over the Museum, Atlanta dancers, actors, singers, and designers will be showcasing what has inspired them in an installation called Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913>>2013. Special guests include, The Atlanta Opera, The ALLIANCE THEATRE, Bent Frequency and Forward Fashion Show-featuring local designers.
Evening at Emory
The Atlanta Opera: Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves: Georges Bizet and Carmen
Tuesdays, October 23 – November 13 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Emory University Center for Lifelong Learning
Emory Briarcliff Campus
1256 Briarcliff Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30306
Tuition: $200 (includes performance tickets)
Carter Joseph's popular Evening at Emory class will explore how the opera Carmen would earn its place as one of the world's most beloved works. On November 13, the class will attend the Atlanta Opera's production of this masterpiece.
Monday, November 5, 2012 @ 7:00 p.m.
The Atlanta Opera Center
1575 Northside Drive, NW
Bldg. 300, Suite 350
Atlanta, GA 30318
Free and open to the public
In this multi-media presentation by opera aficionado Carter Joseph, audiences learn about the history, background, and story line of Carmen. Reservations are requested, and can be made by calling 404-343-7016. Opera 101 is sponsored by The 680 Group at UBS.
Pre-Opera Talks for Carmen
Saturday, November 10, 2012 @ 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 @ 6:30 p.m.
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 18, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m.
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Free to ticketholders
Pre-Opera Talks are held one hour prior to each performance inside the John A. Williams Theatre at the Cobb Energy Centre and provide opera attendees a free sneak peek into the opera they are about to see.
Carmen: The After-Party
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Immediately following Carmen in the Lobby
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
All tickets are free; cash bar
Join The Atlanta Opera, along with the cast and creative team of Carmen, to celebrate the opening of the season and the Opera's sixth anniversary at the magnificent Cobb Energy Centre. Mingle with the cast and your fellow patrons, and enjoy a cash bar.
Founded in 1979, The Atlanta Opera is one of the finest regional opera companies in the nation, drawing audiences from the entire metropolitan Atlanta area as well as from the Southeast region. The Atlanta Opera strives to expand the experience of its patrons with memorable and exciting opera performances reflecting the highest musical and theatrical standards, while supporting community and educational programs. The Opera also works to attract the finest international, national, and regional singers, conductors, stage directors and designers. Each season The Atlanta Opera presents three productions with four performances each at the Cobb Energy Centre. For more information on The Atlanta Opera, visit atlantaopera.org.
Photo credit: JD Scott