The Atlanta Opera is bringing their art to new audiences through its latest Discoveries Series, kicking off on October 5 with Frida. Geared towards those who do not usually attend opera, the pieces in the Discoveries Series are new works with a fresh spin, performed in “exciting alternative venues.”
“We’re producing our largest Discoveries season yet, with the story of the Mexican icon Frida Kahlo,” says General and Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun. “We’re deepening our commitment to our veterans and active duty service members by closing our Discoveries season with Glory Denied, the story of the longest-held prisoner of war in American history.”
Click here for tickets to Frida and to learn more about the 2019/2020 Discoveries Series!
While we eagerly anticipate the next season of Discoveries, let’s take a look back at some previous seasons, with Operas including Maria de Buenos Aires, Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, Darkness Two Remain, and Seven Deadly Sins.
Maria de Buenos Aires
This dramatic piece was performed at Le Maison Rouge at Paris on Ponce, which immersed audiences in the sensual world of Astor Piazzolla’s tango opera.
Celebrating the legacy of jazz saxophonist and composer Charlie Parker, Le Maison Rouge at Paris on Ponce once again hosted the evening, this time transforming into Birdland jazz nightclub as a not quite alive Parker tells his story.
Out of Darkness: Two Remain
Ghosts and survivors of Auschwitz tell their tales of pain, love, and hope in composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer’s moving opera at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s.
The Seven Deadly Sins
From director Brian Clowdus, this intimate, multifaceted experience at Le Maison Rouge uses dance and ‘30s music to dive into the concepts of good and evil on a quest for the American dream.
Header photo: Maria de Buenos Aires at the Atlanta Opera