Easy to laugh with, terrifically tough to sing, Donizetti’s great achievement lays bare all of humankind’s shortcomings.
See TEMPLE BOMBING (Alliance), EXIT STRATEGY (True Colors) or Alan Cumming and Dianne Reeves in concert.
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.
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.
“The Crucible” opens (Actor’s Express); “The Mountaintop” (Aurora) & “Troubadour” (Alliance) continue; an (anti)-inauguration event & 2 days of readings; plus the ASO debuts Bruckner’s “Te Deum.”