Capitol City Opera
Announces 2014 Season
Capitol City Opera Company is pleased to announce its 2014 season, celebrating 30 years in the Atlanta metro-area.
The Company’s first fully-staged production of the season was Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, March 7-9, 2014.
This masterpiece of murderous barber-ism and culinary crime tells the infamous tale of an unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London, seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.
All three performances were at Oglethorpe University’s Conant Performing Arts Center. This production is co-sponsored by Arts and Ideas at Oglethorpe University.
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The company's fall 2014 production, also held at Oglethorpe University’s Conant Performing Arts Center, will be Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow and will run September 5-7.
In this light-hearted operetta, not widely performed in the United States, a prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country. Hijinks ensue, money is won and lost, but in the end, the pair of lovers is wiser and happier. This story is a perfect mix of fun and slightly bittersweet romance.
The annual fundraiser, On the Light Side, will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 8 p.m. at Church of the Atonement in Sandy Springs, and will feature the music of Cole Porter. Attendees are invited to bring their own “Indoor Picnic” dinners, including adult libations, and experience beautiful music in the air-conditioned indoors. This event features a silent auction and door prizes.
The company will continue to perform its monthly Dinner and a Diva series. These performances are held on the third Tuesday of each month at Petite Auberge in Toco Hills, and every other month at Sugo in Johns Creek. It features singers from the Atlanta-area who perform highlights from a variety of operatic repertoire. Dinner and a Diva is a great way to learn about opera, interspersed with wonderful courses of food and wine.
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 addressing different life and social skills and presenting complex ideas such as self-esteem, teamwork, honesty - even scientific theory - in a fresh away. Family friendly productions include: A Seussome Twosome, Hansel and Gretel, and Sid the Serpent who Wanted to Sing.
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'Hansel & Gretel' Thrills, Chills
Young Audience in Stockbridge
Have you ever heard the wind in the forest whisper "pizza?"
Some 40+ children did as they were held spellbound during a recent, interactive performance of the family opera Hansel & Gretel by Englebert Humperdink at the Stockbridge Community Arts Center on Dec. 21.
The show featured Capitol City Opera main stage performers Jayme Alilaw, Lauren Heidingsfelder and Courtney Loner.
The company's education outreach coordinator, Tafee Patterson, led introductions and a "learning about opera" session that included how the word "pizza," when repeated rapidly and quietly, can sound like a breeze rustling tree leaves in the forest.
After the show, cast members and audience members enjoyed hot chocolate while they decorated cookies and talked about the performance.
Academy Artistic Director Robert Drake said he believed the show was "the first opera ever presented in Henry County."
CCOC Board Member Eric Stephens attended and streamed the performance live online. It is also available for viewing by clicking here.
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.
Capitol City Opera's
'Three Tenors' on Music Menu for April Dinner and a Diva Programs
Dinner and a Diva lovers will be able to combine a great evening of wonderful dining and music by Capitol City's Opera's Three Tenors on Tuesday, Apr. 15 at Petite Auberge in Toco Hills, and Tuesday, Apr. 22 at Sugo in Johns Creek.
Dido and Aeneas
Cosi fan tutte
The Secret Agent