Real life, a fantastical imagination and theater collide to create Atlanta Opera’s brand-new “Flying Dutchman.”
“Seven Deadly Sins” is a smart, ironic and compact satire about a girl who goes from city to city to earn enough money to build a home for her family.
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.
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.