As part of the first-ever National Opera Week, The Atlanta Opera will offer complimentary backstage tours of the Cobb Energy Centre on Monday, November 16 from 5-8 p.m. The tours will offer a close-up view of the backstage area of the Cobb Energy Centre’s John A. Williams Theatre and allow participants to walk on the set of The Atlanta Opera’s production of Gluck’s Orfeo & Euridice. Tours are free but reservations are required. To make reservations visit www.atlantaopera.org or call 404-881-8801.
About National Opera Week
The Atlanta Opera joins over 90 opera companies in over 32 states (plus the District of Columbia) in participating in National Opera Week, a coast-to-coast celebration organized by OPERA America, the national service organization for opera (www.operaamerica.org/now), with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts. From November 13–22, 2009, participating opera companies will offer a range of free programs for the public that demonstrate the allure and accessibility of opera, the most multi-media of the arts. National Opera Week activities will be accessible to both opera lovers and newcomers to the art form. These events, showcasing the strength and diversity of established companies, community opera ensembles and opera training programs, will range from open houses, lectures/demonstrations and community performances to the presentation of the nation’s highest award in the field, the NEA Opera Honors (www.arts.gov/honors/opera). National Opera Week has been created to bring the inventiveness and excitement of opera to a broader national audience.
The Atlanta Opera’s Backstage Tours:
Monday, November 16, 5-8 p.m.
Cobb Energy Centre (2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta)
Free, but reservations are required.
Get a close-up look at the amazing backstage area of the Cobb Energy Centre’s John A. Williams Theatre and walk on the set of The Atlanta Opera production of Orfeo & Euridice.
To make reservations, visit www.atlantaopera.org or call 404-881-8801.