Capitol City in Concert to Feature 
Schumann & Strauss, 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20

Join us on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 20, to hear soprano Laura Anne Cotney, accompanied by Greg Hankins, perform Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe and Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs. This Capitol City in Concert program begins at 2 p.m. at Highpoint Episcopal Community Church, 4945 High Point Rd. NE, Sandy Springs. 

By the end of May 1840, Robert Schumann had finished composing a cycle of 20 songs from Heinrich Heine’s Lyrisches Intermezzo.  Titled Dichterliebe by Schumann’s editor, the published cycle contained only 16 of the original songs. Heine, who is one of the most celebrated poets of the German language, is alternately referred to as a quintessential Romantic or an outspoken and ironic critic of German Romanticism.  

Strauss’ Four Last Songs, composed in 1948, are among the last works he completed before his death. Dedicated to soprano Kirsten Flagstad, they were premiered after his death by her and the London Philharmonia Orchestra under the baton of Wilhelm Furtwängler.   

The concert is one of a recital series featuring programs of opera highlights and art songs that are performed in the intimate and acoustically outstanding setting of the Highpoint Episcopal Community Church sanctuary. 

Capitol City in Concert programs are free to the public but a suggested donation of $10 will help cover costs and support the mission and programs of Capitol City Opera. Click here for more information on this program. 

25th Annual 'On the Light Side'
Played to Sold Out House on July 29

Capitol City Opera Company's musical 'indoor picnic and fundraiser, On the Light Side, played to a sold out house on Saturday evening, July 29, the second evening of this year's two night show. The previous evening's program missed being a sell out by less than two dozen seats. 

Funds raised at this year's Light Side will be used to advance Capitol City Opera's mission: to support and promote local talent and produce opera performances and programs for all ages. 

Highpoint Episcopal Community Church (formerly Church of the Atonement) in Sandy Springs hosted this year's Light Side program which featured selections from “The Golden Age of Broadway,” musicals produced on The Great White Way from 1943-1959. 

Fifteen Capitol City cast members performed 20 popular musical selections from plays that included Carousel, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, On the Town, South Pacific, Kismet, The King and I, Westside Story, Candide, and others.

This year's cast members were Denisha Miller, Michaele Postell, Kaitlyn Johnson, Abby Halon, Reina Powell, Cristina Bakhoum, Heather Witt, Jose Caballero, Raj Das, Pedro Carreras, Chris Apflebach, Wade Thomas, Jonathan Spuhler, Jadrian Tarver and Michael Lindsay. Capitol City Opera's music director Catherine Giel was the accompanist, and the company's music conductor Michael Giel emceed both evening's performances. 

The evening also featured a silent auction with hundreds of items from art, to professional services, housewares, tickets to area events and attractions, and vacation packages.

Support Capitol City Opera
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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  audiences. Join us for an event soon. You'll be glad you did!

Dinner and a Diva
Tuesday, Aug. 15
Thursday, Aug. 17

Capitol City Opera's 
Three Tenors

Opera Outreach 
for Children

This year's family-friendly productions include:


The Billy Goats Gruff

A Seussome Twosome 

Hansel and Gretel

Each show addresses life and social skills, presenting ideas such as self-esteem, teamwork, honesty - even scientific theory - in a fresh, new way. 


Contact Education Coordinator Courtney Loner at 

for more information or to book one of these programs.  

 thanks its public and corporate supporters.

Alston + BirdAT&T


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.