operaLogoAs part of its 2013-2014 Studio Tour, The Atlanta Opera will do eight performances of the family operas En Mis Palabras and Knightly News in venues throughout metro Atlanta in the new year.

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.



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.

About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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