CCOC Sets July 26 for Annual
'On the Light Side' Fundraiser;
Cole Porter Music Featured
The singers are starting to work on their scores, Capitol City Opera Company friends are looking around for wonderful silent auction items for the evening, and some are even starting to think about the wonderful indoor picnic delicacies they will be preparing for themselves and their guests.
All of this is in preparation for the company's 23rd annual On the Light Side fundraiser, Saturday evening, July 26, at the Church of the Atonement, 4945 High Point Road, Sandy Springs.
This year CCOC will be featuring music from the American legend Cole Porter. Highlights include: Another Opening, Another Show; It's De-Lovely; Brush Up Your Shakespeare; Too Darn Hot; Anything Goes, Wunderbar, and Night and Day.
Doors for On the Light Side open at 6:30 p.m. The program begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person. Tables of 10 are $300.
Tickets may be purchased online by clicking on the "Get your tickets here" line on the immediate left side of this page, or by sending a check payable to the Capitol City Opera Company for the number of seats you want to reserve. Be sure to mark in the memo line that the check is for On the Light Side.
The Capitol City Opera Company mailing address is 1266 West Paces Ferry Road, #451, Atlanta, Ga., 30327.
Individuals interested in making donations for the evening's Silent Auction should contact Donna Angel via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár will be the company's fall 2014 production. It will run Friday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 7 at Oglethorpe University’s Conant Performing Arts Center.
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 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.
To follow Capitol City activities, and to like the company on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/CapitolCityOpera.
Founding Director Donna Angel Presented Opera Volunteers Lifetime Achievement Award
Capitol City Opera's Founding Director, Donna Angel, was presented the 2013 Partners in Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award from Opera Volunteers International (OVI) during a joint OVI/Opera America conference in San Francisco, June 20-23.
The award, which recognizes outstanding individuals who have given extraordinary volunteer service to opera in their communities, recognized Donna's 30 plus years of unwavering support of opera in the Atlanta area as well as her focus on developing local opera talent.
Donna founded Capitol City Opera Company in 1983 to focus on developing local talent, providing opera performances accessible to all segments of the metro Atlanta community and to educate the community about the art form opera and vocal expression.
In addition, she created an education/ outreach component of the Capitol City Opera Company which has reached an average of 20,000 students a year throughout Georgia for more than two decades.
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.
Two shows for August
Dinner and a Diva
Tuesday, August 19
Thursday, August 21
Dinner and a Diva lovers will have two opportunities to hear highlights from Verdi's grand opera "La Traviata" at Petite Auberge in Toco Hills on Tuesday, August 19 and Sugo Johns Creek on Thursday, August 21.
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If You're a Tenor Sing
Out! Madrigals are
Looking for You
The Madrigal Singers are looking for a tenor to join
this costumed vocal ensemble that specializes in secular
and sacred music.
Interested tenors should contact Stephen Mitchell,
the group's director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to providing the entertainment at our highly popular holiday season Boars Head dinners, the Madrigals provide entertainment
for social and corporate parties, receptions, and
other festive occasions.
For more information on the Madrigals, click here.
Dido and Aeneas
Cosi fan tutte
The Secret Agent