The Atlanta Opera Announces 17/18 Season

February 8, 2017

Early look at  The Flying Dutchman , designed by Jacob Climer with projections by S. Katy Tucker

Early look at The Flying Dutchman, designed by Jacob Climer with projections by S. Katy Tucker

“In 2017-18, we will collaborate with visionary theatrical and visual artists to ensure that everyone who comes through our doors can have a transformative experience. We will also perform 50 percent of our season in English, ensuring that newcomers to opera have a welcoming introduction. This season, we are focusing on the theme of ‘The Outsider,’ with programming that responds to our present moment, where so many communities feel on the fringe. This will include both contemporary stories and timeless works that resonate today.”
— TAO General and Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun

Centering on opera's fascinating outsider characters, The Atlanta Opera's 2017/18 mainstage season opens November 4 with Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, in a new production by Zvulun, followed by Bizet’s Carmen, Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment, and Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. With these productions, TAO celebrates its 10th anniversary at the stunning, acoustically superior Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. 

The Discoveries Series returns in the fall for its fourth season. In response to quickly sold-out spring 2017 productions, this season will feature an expanded number of performances. The series includes Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins, directed by Serenbe Playhouse Artistic Director Brian Clowdus, and the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s Out of Darkness: Two Remain, directed by Zvulun and starring Theatrical Outfit Artistic Director Tom Key.

Zvulun spoke with Schmopera about discovering Wagner and what he's most excited about in 2017/18.