These interactive performances, which last about an hour each, give families a chance to experience opera together. The performers will visit three locations in Atlanta and travel to Roswell, Woodstock and Decatur, as well. All tickets are $7; available at atlantaopera.org or 404.881.8885. More details below.
A young girl named Ana Maria struggles to find her own voice and figure out who she is. Her father, meanwhile, struggles to let go so that his daughter can develop her own sense of self. En Mis Palabras features four singers, a guitarist and a pianist. It’s sung in Spanish and English, and recommended for grades 6-12.
- 7 p.m. Jan. 16. Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, Ga., 30331
- 7 p.m. Jan. 24. La Amistad at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, 3434 Roswell Road, Atlanta, Ga., 30305
- 7 p.m. Feb. 1. The Atlanta Opera Center, 1575 Northside Drive N.W., Building 300, Suite 350, Atlanta, Ga., 30318
This mixed-up operatic newscast features modern characters from traditional tales. It’s intended to remind audiences that each person has unique talents and strengths that are valuable in different ways. Knightly News features four singers and a pianist. Performed in English, and recommended for grades K-5.
- 11 a.m. Feb. 15. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell, Ga., 30075
- 3 p.m. March 2. Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, 8534 Main St., Woodstock, Ga., 30188
- 11 a.m. March 22. The Atlanta Opera Center, 1575 Northside Drive N.W., Building 300, Suite 350, Atlanta, GA 30318
- 3 p.m. March 30. Decatur High School, 310 N. McDonough St., Decatur, Ga., 30030
- 11 a.m. April 12. Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, Ga., 30331