Mozart's 'Abduction from the Seraglio' to Open Capitol City's 2015 Season, Mar. 27 - 29
Capitol City's opening main stage production for 2015 will be Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio, to be performed March 27-29, 2015 at the Conant Performing Arts Center on the campus of Oglethorpe University.
Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 8 p.m. The Sunday matinee starts a 3 p.m. General admission tickets are $40 each. Seniors, students and military with ID are $30 each.
General admission tickets may be purchased online for half price as part of an Early Bird Special ticket sale. The Early Bird Special will end on Saturday, Feb. 28. A maximum of 20 half-priced tickets may be purchased with each order. Click here to take advantage of the Early Bird Special.
Abduction, which premiered on July 16, 1782 in Vienna, is considered to be the first of Mozart's great masterpieces.
Presented in English by Capitol City, Abduction is a light-hearted, fast-paced comic opera which tells the tale of the hero Belmonte and his servant Pedrillo and their attempt to rescue the beautiful Konstanze from the Seraglio (or Harem) of Pasha Selim.
When Austrian Emperor Joseph II commissioned Mozart to compose Abduction, Mozart was a penniless young artist who was in love, but his future mother-in-law was hesitant to grant him the hand of her daughter. Many critics have speculated that he worked the story of his own private difficulties into the opera as there are numerous parallels between his personal situation and the opera's story line.
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Capitol City Raises More Than
$4 K During Georgia Gives Day
Capitol City Opera joined more than 2,000 Georgia nonprofit organizations that participated in Georgia Gives Day on Thursday, Nov. 13.
During the campaign Georgians were asked to visit the Georgia Gives day website, www.GAgivesday.org, and donate to the nonprofits that mean the most to them.
Fifty-eight donors contributed $3,305.00 to Capitol City Opera through the campaign. The Company also received an additional $1,000 from an anonymous donor who matched the first $1,000 raised by the Company during the campaign.
Although Georgia Gives Day was a one day event, the Georgia Gives website is open for donations year round so Capitol City Opera may continue to receive funds donated through the site.
To make a donation to CCOC through the Georgia Gives Day program visit https://gagivesday.org/c/GGD/a/ccityopera.
In addition to the Georgia Gives Day participation, CCOC has also established a relationship with Amazon through their "Amazon Smile" program. A portion of an individual’s purchases on www.smile.amazon.com can be donated automatically to CCOC to support our programs, at no additional cost to you. Just enter "Capitol City Opera Company" when asked to do so during the ordering process.
Support Capitol City Opera
Planning your 2013 giving? Please consider Capitol City Opera! As a 501(c)3 organization, your donation is fully tax deductible and can support our ongoing efforts to bring opera programs to enthusiasts, potential artists and patrons of all ages! Your donation will be acknowledged with a receipt letter for tax purposes. You can donate online via our Pay Pal account, by telephone or by sending us a check at the address below. We appreciate your support!
Capitol City Opera Company, Inc.
1266 West Paces Ferry Road NW #451
Atlanta, GA 30327-2306
Bringing Opera to Audiences of All Ages
Whether it's through our monthly Dinner and a Diva series, our educational programs, or one of our stage productions, we make opera accessible to all sorts of audiences. Join us for an event soon. You'll be glad you did!
Capitol City Opera thanks its public and corporate supporters.
Special thanks to our partner Oglethorpe University.
Please also visit our Season Sponsors page to see a list of generous individuals and families that support Capitol City Opera.
Dinner and a Diva:
'L'Amour de L'Opera'
Love is in the air in February! We will treat you with selections of romantic French arias and art songs.
So grab a date and join us!
Sugo in Johns Creek
Petite Auberge in Toco Hills
Zola Italian Bistro in Milton
Dinner and a Diva is a great way to learn about opera, interspersed with wonderful courses of food and wine.
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Capitol City Opera
Has 25+ Year Record
of Introducing Opera
to Young People
For more than 25 years,
CCOC has been introducing opera to school students throughout the Southeast.
Keeping true to its mission
of making opera accessible
to everyone, this season
the Company will present
three 45-minute shows.
This year's family friendly productions include:
A Seussome Twosome,
Hansel and Gretel, and
Sid the Serpent
Who Wanted to Sing.
Each show addresses different life and social skills,
presenting complex ideas
such as self-esteem, teamwork, honesty - - even scientific theory - - in a fresh, new and different way.
Contact education coordinator Courtney Loner via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information or to book one of these three programs.
Dido and Aeneas
Cosi fan tutte
The Secret Agent