'On the Light Side' to Celebrate 
Bernstein's 100th Anniversary
On Friday, Saturday, July 27 - 28

Capitol City Opera will close its 2017-2018 Season with "Bernstein: Celebrating 100 Years" on Friday and Saturday evenings, July 27 & 28. The two nights will be the Company's 26th annual On the Light Side program of fun and fund-raising. 

Leonard Bernstein's 100th 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.

For our contribution to the celebration the doors at Highpoint Episcopal Community Church (HECC) will open each evening at 6:30 p.m. for the silent auction, a bring-your-own "indoor picnic," and other activities. The program starts at 8 p.m. HECC is located at 4945 High Point Road, Sandy Springs. 

This year's 'Light Side" will feature music from nine of Bernstein's 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 our 'Light Side' cast will sing and dance their way through 26 songs from these shows.

Tickets are $40 per person or $300 for a table of 8. Keep in mind that this event sells out quickly every year. So don't wait too long to make your reservations. Click here to reserve your seat at the table! 

A couple of interesting notes on Bernstein. 

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 them 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 can 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


del West

Tuesday, July 17

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 cloner@ccityopera.org 

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.