From January, 2018

From the January Issue of Opera News Online: Der Fliegende Holländer

IN 1839, when the emergent city of Atlanta was not yet Atlanta, but a destination at the end of a railroad line, Richard Wagner and his wife Minna were an ocean away, in the midst of a harrowing sea voyage that landed them in the Norwegian port of Sandviken. It was an experience that prompted Wagner to compose Der Fliegende Holländer in his Paris apartment over the next several years. Holländer is the opera that initially drew stage director Tomer Zvulun to Atlanta in 2009. Now in his current role as artistic and general director of the Atlanta Opera, Zvulun has collaborated with Houston Grand…

From the December 2017 Issue of Opera News Online

The Seven Deadly Sins THE ATLANTA OPERA launched its 2017-18 season on October 1 at the Maison Rouge, with Atlanta native Jennifer Larmore starring in a stark rendition of Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins. The production is part of this season’s AO Discoveries Series, which will complement this season’s mainstage fare—The Flying Dutchman, Daughter of the Regiment, Sweeney Todd, and Carmen—as general and artistic director Tomer Tvulun takes the company in new directions, exploring risky repertoire in both traditional and non-traditional opera venues throughout metro Atlanta.   The Seven Deadly Sins is a mere thirty-five minutes in length and Atlanta Opera augmented the evening…