Capitol City Opera to Perform 'The Merry Widow' Sept. 5-7
The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár, with English translation by Christopher Hassall, will be Capitol City Opera 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 Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. General admission tickets are $40 per person, $30 per person for seniors, students and military with IDs.
Between now and Aug. 17, general admission tickets my be purchased at a special BOGO (buy one, get on free) sale price.
Tickets may be purchased online by clicking on the "desired date to purchase tickets" line to the immediate left side of this page.
Or tickets may be purchased 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 The Merry Widow and specify in a cover note the performance date and the number and type of ticket (general admission, senior, etc.) desired. The Capitol City Opera Company mailing address is 1266 West Paces Ferry Road, #451, Atlanta, Ga., 30327.
Tickets purchased by mail and online will be be held at the "will call" desk on the date of the performance.
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The company will continue to perform its monthly Dinner and a Diva series. These performances 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.
Programs are held on the third Tuesday of each month at Petite Auberge in Toco Hills, and every other month at Sugo in Johns Creek.
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Child-Friendly 'Hansel & Gretel' Set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6
Capitol City Opera's education outreach team will present composer Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept.6, 2014, at Oglethorpe University's Conant Performing Arts Center.
Based on the Grimm classic fairy tale, this program is open to the general public - - unlike most of CCOC's educational outreach performances which are conducted during the school year at public and private schools in the metro Atlanta and north Georgia area.
Sung in English, this version of Hansel & Gretel has been condensed into a child-friendly one hour program tailored for children in the Pre-K through 5th grade age range.
Tickets are $10 per child for children 13 and under. Older young people and adults are free.
Hansel and Gretel brings all the joy and beauty of learning to children by focusing on the relationship between the two siblings and how they face adversity together.
The education/outreach component of Capitol City Opera Company reaches an average of 20,000 students a year throughout Georgia. It is supported in part by a grant from Target Corporation.
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
'La Traviata' Set
for Tuesday, Aug. 19,
Thursday, Aug. 21
Dinner and a Diva lovers
will have two opportunities
to hear highlights from
Verdi's grand opera "La Traviata" during August:
Petite Auberge in Toco Hills
on Tuesday, Aug. 19, and Sugo Johns Creek
on Thursday, Aug. 21.
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 email@example.com
for more information or to book one of these three programs.
Dido and Aeneas
Cosi fan tutte
The Secret Agent