The acclaimed Atlanta Opera Chorus is bringing the sounds of the season to Atlanta audiences this week. Featuring special guest pianist Robert Ray, “Holiday Favorites with the Atlanta Opera Chorus” will play at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse on December 9 and 10 at 7:30pm.

Quick facts
“Holiday Favorites with the Atlanta Opera Chorus” hits the Shakespeare Tavern (499 Peachtree St NE Atlanta, GA 30308) on December 9 and 10. The lobby opens at 5:45pm, and doors open at 6:15pm for general seating and dinner, with curtain at 7:30pm.

In the words of the Atlanta Opera
Haul out the holly! The Atlanta Opera Chorus presents a family-friendly evening of holiday favorites ranging from choral classics to popular chestnuts, including “Silver Bells,” “White Christmas,” and a special sing-along of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Joining the chorus will be Atlanta luminary and Broadway veteran, pianist Robert Ray.

Atlanta Opera Chorus (photo courtesy of the Atlanta Opera)

About the Atlanta Opera Chorus
Widely regarded as one of the top opera ensembles in the country, the Atlanta Opera Chorus performs in the majority of mainstage and Discoveries series offerings produced by The Atlanta Opera each year. In 2017, Walter Huff stepped down from his Chorus Master position of over 25 years. After serving as Interim Chorus Master, Rolando Salazar took over the post in 2018. The Atlanta Opera chorus is always an integral part of every performance.

Members of The Atlanta Opera Chorus are highly touted for their technical abilities and compelling acting skills, and have been featured in more than 100 productions. Conductors, stage directors, and principal singers from the world over have consistently praised the ensemble for its characteristic sound, range of color, and consistent precision.

About Robert Ray
Robert is a former Broadway performer and winner of two NYC Cabaret Awards. He is a recent recipient of four “Best of Atlanta” awards and during his 50 year career in Atlanta he has directed and produced “The 75th Anniversary of The Fox Theatre.”  With his orchestra has performed at three Peach Drop celebrations at Underground Atlanta, three Lenox Square 4th of July Celebrations, as well as the Opening of two WSB Christmas parades.

Robert has appeared in five shows at the Alliance Theatre and has sung leading roles in the Bernstein Mass and A Little Night Music, both accompanied by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He has produced and appeared in three original shows at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston and has produced and directed six shows at The Highlands Playhouse in North Carolina.

He has performed at The Kennedy Center, Wolftrap, St. Louis Muny Opera and The National Theater in Bergen, Norway. Robert is currently the Artistic Director on The TEN Atlanta “Wednesday” Cabarets and performs piano bar every Friday and Saturday nights at Campagnolo.

About those tickets…
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Visit the Atlanta Opera’s website here for more information.


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