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TOSCA, FAUST and THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Set for Atlanta Opera's 2013-14 Season

Related: Atlanta Opera, Tosca, Faust, The Barber of Seville

The fourth annual 24-Hour Opera Project (24HOP) will take place November 1-2, 2013 and will be a key event included in National Opera Week, a week promoted by OPERA America to celebrate the vitality of opera in America as a contemporary cultural expression. With national attention, the 24-Hour Opera project has grown in scope to include five compositions and performing teams. The 24HOP provides an opportunity for composers, lyricists, stage directors, and singers from around the country to create new works around an assigned theme that is revealed at the project kick-off. The Project culminates at the end of the 24 hours with a showcase performance and live webcast. This event is free and open to the public. Video highlights from the 2013 24HOP are available for viewing at atlantaopera.org.

The 2013 Atlanta Opera Ball: Puccini's Palazzo will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the St. Regis Atlanta in Buckhead. The evening will be themed after the season's opening production, Tosca, and will feature a gourmet dinner, dancing, and luxury items in the silent and live auctions. This year's ball chairs are Chris Casey and Doug Weiss. Currently available for purchase are table-level sponsorships at $3,500 and patron-level sponsorships at $1,500. Single tickets are $350 per person and will be available August 1, 2013. To learn more about The Atlanta Opera Ball or to purchase tickets, please contact Allison DeNiro at 404-591-2928 or visit atlantaopera.org.

The Atlanta Opera's 2013 -2014 Season Casting and Calendar Information:

*Denotes Atlanta Opera debut.

Tosca
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giacomo Puccini and Luigi Illica

Sung in Italian with ProjectEd English Translations
Sets from Fort Worth Opera

Previous Atlanta Opera Performances: 1988, 1991, 1997, 2006
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes, with 2 intermissions

Four Performances at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre:
Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 11, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

Creative Team:
Conductor Arthur Fagen
Stage Director Tomer Zvulun
Set Designer Andrew Horn

Cast:
Floria Tosca *Kara Shay Thomson
Mario Cavaradossi *Massimiliano Pisapia
Baron Scarpia Mark Delavan
A Sacristan Tyler Simpson
Cesare Angelotti *Jason Eck
Spoletta Adam Kirkpatrick

Description:
Lies, lust and corruption turn a tale of love into a struggle for survival in Puccini's Tosca. Amid the bloodshed of revolutionary Rome, the diva Tosca battles the treacherous police chief Scarpia for the life of her lover, Cavaradossi. Set to Puccini's intensely passionate music, this gripping melodrama is quintessential opera!

Faust
Music by Charles-Franςois Gounod
Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré

Sung in French with ProjectEd English Translations
Sets from Houston Grand Opera
Original Production by Francesca Zambello for Houston Grand Opera

Previous Atlanta Opera Performance: 1995
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours and 15 minutes, with 2 intermissions

Four Performances at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre:
Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 14, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Creative Team:
Conductor Arthur Fagen
Set Designer Earl Staley

Cast:
Faust *Noah Stewart
Marguerite Mary Dunleavy
Méphistophélès *Alexander Vinogradov
Valentin *Edward Parks
Sièbel *Irene Roberts
Marthe Schwerlein Robynne Redmon

Description:
In Gounod's operatic retelling of the famous legend, an elderly scholar sells his soul to the devil Méphistophélès for a chance to seduce the beautiful Marguerite. Faust's diabolical struggle between good and evil must surely end in tragedy. Or does it?

The Barber of Seville (IL Barbiere di Siviglia)
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini

Sung in Italian with ProjectEd English Translations
Sets from Fort Worth Opera

Previous Atlanta Opera Performances: 1985, 1989, 2006
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, with 1 intermission

Four Performances at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre:
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 2, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Creative Team:
Conductor Craig Kier
Set Designer John Stoddart

Cast:
Figaro *Sidney Outlaw
Rosina *Emily Fons
Count Almaviva *Juan José de León
Dr. Bartolo *Stefano de Peppo
Don Basilio *Sam Handley
Berta *Kelly Glyptis

Description:
The wily barber Figaro aids Count Almaviva in wooing the radiant maiden, Rosina. With masterful disguises and hilarious antics, romance unfurls right under the nose of an aghast Dr. Bartolo, intent on marrying Rosina himself. Rossini's delightful comedy The Barber of Seville has elicited peals of laughter from opera lovers for generations!

Season tickets to the Atlanta Opera's 2013-2014 season at the Cobb Energy Centre are on sale now. Ticket prices for a full, 3-opera subscription package range from $76 to $468 plus handling. To purchase, visit atlantaopera.org or call 404-881-8885 (Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.). Subscribers enjoy many benefits, including premium seats at significant savings, no-hassle ticket exchanges, and ticket insurance. Interest-free payment plans are available.

Single tickets for the Atlanta Opera's 2013-2014 season at Cobb Energy Centre will go on sale in September. Ticket prices will start at $26 plus handling fees.

2013 Atlanta Opera Ball: Puccini's Palazzo: Patron tickets start at $1,500. Single tickets are $350 per person. To purchase tickets and for further information, please contact Allison DeNiro at 404-591-2928 or adeniro@atlantaopera.org. or visit atlantaopera.org.

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. 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.

All programs, artists, dates and prices are subject to change.


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