Capitol City Opera Celebrates 
Successful 'Light Side' Weekend
Honoring Bernstein's 100th Anniversary

Capitol City Opera Company closed its 2017-2018 Season on Friday and Saturday evenings, July 27 & 28, with a full house performance on Friday and a sold out house on Saturday. 

The season's final program, "Bernstein: Celebrating 100 Years," was the the company's annual Summer On the Light Side  evenings of fun and fundraising. 

This year's 'Light Side," held at Highpoint Episcopal Community Church in Sandy Springs, featured music from nine Bernstein shows: On the Town; Trouble in Tahiti; Wonderful Town; Candide; Westside Story; Mass; I Hate Music: A Cycle of Five Kid Songs; La Bonne Cuisine; and, Peter Pan. 

During the evening the 'Light Side' cast sung and danced their way through 26 songs from these shows. Each evening also included a silent auction, a bring-your-own "indoor picnic," and other fund raising activities. 

Some interesting notes on Bernstein's 100th: 

The anniversary has become a two-year global celebration of his life and career featuring more than 2,500 events on six continents. The celebration started on Sept. 22, 2017 and will close at the end of August 2019. 

The Leonard Bernstein Collection in the Music Division of the Library of Congress contains close to 400,000 letters, manuscripts, photographs, and more. Currently, about 1,400 items from the collection are available online, but the Library is in the process of digitizing thousands of additional items from the collection - including, for the first time, musical sketches - which will be added to the site and made widely available for researchers and scholars. 

For those who have experienced Leonard Bernstein up close and have a story to tell, a "memory project" has been established to collect those stories and build a unique digital memorial to the Maestro. 

The project will accept anything from a brief audio account, to a photo of a memento, to a written description of a personal experience.  You may share your story by clicking here. 

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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
Highlights From


Tuesday, Aug. 21
Thursday, Aug. 23

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.