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Atlanta Opera to Host 24-HOUR OPERA PROJECT, 11/1-2

Atlanta Opera to Host 24-HOUR OPERA PROJECT, 11/1-2

In celebration of National Opera Week, The Atlanta Opera hosts its fourth annual 24-Hour Opera Project, a whirlwind creative science project where Verdi meets reality TV! Composers and lyricists, randomly paired together, are tasked with writing an opera in 12 hours. In the subsequent 12 hours, stage directors, singers and accompanists stage and rehearse the new piece. The Project culminates in a free showcase where judges and audience alike get to name the top piece.

The project is set for Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 8 p.m. at 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. New, Larger Location This Year! Free; reservations at atlantaopera.org.

JUDGES:

Lyndsay Werking, Artistic Services Manager, OPERA America

Jamila Robinson, Digital Entertainment Editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Cory Lippiello, Director of Artistic Planning & Community Engagement, The Atlanta Opera

COMPOSERS:

Marvin Carlton

Ronnie Reshef

Gustav Westin

Natalie Williams - last year's winner

LIBRETTISTS:

Madeline St. Romain - participating for the second time

Lauren McCall

Chadwick Hagan - has participated since the inauguration of the program

Vynnie Meli - last year's winner; has participated since the inauguration of the program

SINGERS:

Pedro Carreras

Ivan Segovia

Abigail Halon

Laurie Tossing

Sondra Collins

Megan Brunning

Jayme Alilaw

Jonathan Spuhler

Stage Directors:

Kristin Kenning

Dawn Neely

Rebecca Bowden

Accompanists:

Catherine Giel

Rolando Salazar

Daniel Solberg

About The Atlanta Opera: Founded in 1979, The Atlanta Opera is one of the finest regional opera companies in the nation. By producing live, mainstage performances of the highest quality and impactful community engagement experiences, The Atlanta Opera enriches lives through the power of opera. Under the leadership of General & Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun, the Opera strives to attract the finest international, national, and regional singers, conductors, stage directors, and designers. Each season, The Atlanta Opera presents three productions at the Cobb Energy Centre, drawing audiences from the entire metropolitan Atlanta area as well as from the Southeast region.

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