Puccini’s magical, maddening opera asks us, in a single duet, to cheer for a murderer and her heedless lover.
Easy to laugh with, terrifically tough to sing, Donizetti’s great achievement lays bare all of humankind’s shortcomings.
This annual bit of merry mayhem, now in its seventh year, will tap into the talents of Dad’s Garage improvisers for its assemblage of mini-operas.
The lineup builds on what Atlanta Opera does best, its leaders say: Share high-quality programming, expand and engage the audience, and start conversations.
From the Argentine slums to “operita,” the onetime vulgar dance had a long road to acceptability. Atlanta Opera’s “Maria de Buenos Aires” runs Feb. 2-7.