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This is the first time that Gluck’s Orfeo & Euridice has appeared on The Atlanta Opera stage and also the first time we have presented an 18th-century opera. It is a special pleasure to present an Atlanta Opera premiere during our th Anniversary season. This is the first time Gluck’s Orfeo & Euridice has appeared on the Atlanta Opera stage and also the first time we have presented an th-century opera. It is an important milestone for the artistic growth of Atlanta’s opera company.

Opera House in London, is his favorite role to sing. These performances should be very memorable indeed!

As we approach the end of this tumultuous year, we are most grateful for the continued support of our audiences and donors. We continue to keep a vigilant eye on our business operations all the time striving for artistic This production continues a marvelous excellence. At this time of thanksgiving, we collaboration between debuting conductor offer you our sincerest thanks. Please share Harry Bicket and world-renowned counter- your opera experiences with your family tenor David Daniels. Daniels and Bicket have and friends. worked together for many years in opera houses Enjoy Orfeo & Euridice! around the world and in the recording studio. Both are thrilled to be working together again in Atlanta. For Daniels, these performances are even more special. An Atlanta resident since , these will be his first opera performances in a city he calls home. Even more, Orfeo, Dennis Hanthorn which Daniels has sung at the Metropolitan Zurich General Director Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Royal The Atlanta Opera


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ORfeo EURiDICE Orpheus and Eurydice Atlanta Opera Premiere  Vienna Version music Christoph Willibald Gluck

co n d uctor Harry Bicket

l i b r e t to Ranieri de’Calzabigi

d i r e ctor Lillian Groag

World Premiere: Vienna, Burgtheater, October ,  American Premiere: Academy of Music, New York,  Sung in Italian with English supertitles Approximate Running Time:  minutes There will be no intermission Orfeo............................................................................................................. David Daniels Euridice ....................................................................................................Katherine Whyte Amore.............................................................................................................Deanne Meek Solo Dancers ......................................................................................... Rachel Van Buskirk Daniel Mayo Associate Director and Choreographer – Keturah Stickann Sets designed by John Conklin Costumes designed by Constance Hoffman Scenery and costumes originally created for Glimmerglass Opera Lighting design by Robert Wierzel, Recreated by Jeff Harris for The Atlanta Opera Chorus prepared by Walter Huff Costumes coordinated by Joanna Schmink Wigs and Makeup designed by Steven Bryant Assistant Conductor and Musical Preparation by Craig Kier Supertitles designed by Eric Mitchko Supertitles operated by Ellen Chamberlain Pianos provided by Kawai  9 - s e a s o n s p o n s o r AT&T

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a rt i s t s p o n s o r s The Appearance of David Daniels: Dr. Alexander Gross and Mrs. Joanne Chesler Gross The Appearance of Deanne Meek: Mr. and Mrs. J. Barry Schrenk The Appearance of Katherine Whyte: Rhys and Carolyn Wilson Conductor Harry Bicket: The Carl and Sally Gable Music Director and Conductor Stage Director Lillian Groag: The Charlie and Dorothy Yates Family Fund


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ORfeo EURiDICE act 1 The poet and singer Orfeo grieves before the tomb of his young wife, Euridice, as a group of shepherds and shepherdesses place tributes on her grave (“Chiamo il mio ben così”). Orfeo is touched by their laments, but his sorrow is acute and he asks to be left alone. He calls on the spirit of his beloved wife to hear his despair; then, cursing the gods for having taken Euridice from him, he resolves to descend to Hades and brave the Furies to find her. As he speaks, Amore, the goddess of love, appears and announces that the other gods, moved by Orfeo’s despair, will allow him to reclaim his wife from the underworld (“Gli sguardi trattieni”). There is one condition, however: He must not look at her until they have returned to the upper world. Alone once more, Orfeo can scarcely believe what has happened, but, conquering his fears, he sets out for the infernal regions, using his lyre as a shield. act 11 At the entrance to the underworld, the Furies who stand guard demand to know the identity of the bold intruder. Orfeo plays his lyre and begs them to take pity on his tears. At first they refuse and try to frighten him away, but the Furies at last respond to his eloquent song; when Orfeo repeats his request, they recede, allowing him to approach the gates of hell. In the Elysian Fields, a group of blessed spirits dances serenely. They depart, and Orfeo enters searching for his wife. Though he pauses to delight in the scene, he says that only the sight of Euridice can ease his grief (“Che puro ciel”). The

Shades, hearing his plea, lead in the veiled Euridice. Orfeo joyfully grasps her hand and, taking care not to look at her, begins the journey back to the upper world. As they leave, the blessed spirits wish them well (“Torna o bella”). ac t i i i Orfeo urges his wife to hurry as he leads her toward the upper world. He has obeyed the gods’ injunction that he must not look at her throughout their journey. Euridice, stopping for a moment to celebrate her reunion with her husband, soon becomes anxious. Why will Orfeo not look at her? Has death faded her beauty? With difficulty Orfeo keeps his face turned away and exhorts his wife to have faith and continue their ascent. Euridice laments that she has been liberated from death only to face the colder fate of unrequited love (“Che fiero momento”). Unable to resist her anguished pleas, Orfeo defies the gods’ command and turns to embrace his wife, who at once breathes a farewell and dies. Overcome with grief and remorse, the poet cries that life has no meaning for him without Euridice (“Che farò senza Euridice?”). Preparing to take his own life, he resolves to join his wife in death. Before he can do so Amore appears and announces that Orfeo has passed the tests of faith and constancy and restores Euridice to life. The happy couple returns to the upper world where they are greeted by friends who perform dances of celebration. Orfeo, Amore and Euridice praise the power of love. Courtesy of Opera News

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What was opera like in the1740s and 1750s? A theatergoer in Vienna might have seen a piece with a classical or historical setting, on a serious subject, likely to a libretto by Pietro Metastasio, with lots of opportunity for vocal display, and a rigid distinction among arias, choruses, dances, and harpsichord-accompanied recitative. The leading composers of these works — Nicola Porpora, Antonio Caldara, and Johann Hasse — are largely forgotten today, though Atlanta audiences did hear an aria by Hasse in our  Spring Gala concert. Christoph Willibald Gluck (-), raised in a German-speaking family in Bohemia, moved to Vienna in . He had worked for some time in both Milan and London, and had by that point already written ten operas. In Vienna, Gluck began to observe that opera had become too static, too theatrically ineffective, too much a vehicle simply for pure singing unattached to dramatic meaning. These complaints, of course, have surfaced regularly throughout operatic history, and have just as regularly inspired composers

to try to get back to the dramatic essentials of the genre. Gluck and his partners – the writer Ranieri de Calzabigi, choreographer Gasparo Angiolini, and impresario Count Durazzo – effected some of their ideas of reform with the ballet Don Juan in . But it was with Orfeo ed Euridice in  that their project really came to fruition. In Orfeo, Gluck not only omitted nearly all opportunities for prodigious vocal display, he also integrated the ballet into the story (our production deploys the dancers throughout), cut out extraneous characters and streamlined the drama, bringing the piece down to a very taut ninety minutes. All parts of the opera were intended to serve the drama, even down to details such as having a singer for Orpheus — castrato Gaetano Guadagni — who had seriously trained as an actor. As it was a collaboration among composer, librettist, choreographer, and set designer, we can plausibly think of Orfeo ed Euridice as a forerunner of Wagner’s Gesamtkunstwerk, or allinclusive work of art.


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By the s Gluck, like so many other operatic composers before and since, was lured to Paris by the money and prestige that only that city could provide. For a French public with very different tastes he reworked Orfeo, and in  presented the revised Orphée et Eurydice. He not only had the opera translated into French, but added an aria for Eurydice, and expanded the ballets (our performances here are using the French version of the famous Dance of the Blessed Spirits in Act II, with its lovely flute solo). French theaters did not use castrati the way Italian-speaking ones did, so Orpheus became a high tenor. Tastes change, and by the time of Rossini in the s, few theaters any longer regularly presented Gluck. Yet he continued to be a model for reform-minded composers such as Wagner and Berlioz. Berlioz was in love with Gluck’s music and theatrical ideals, and sought to reintroduce Orphée to modern audiences. He took the Paris version and reorchestrated and rearranged it, this time turning Orpheus into a trouser role for the

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great contralto Pauline Viardot. It is this Berlioz version from  that for over a century was the most often performed, as it was a great vehicle for a succession of star mezzos and altos, from Dame Clara Butt and Louise Homer through Kerstin Thorborg and Kathleen Ferrier, up to Dame Janet Baker and Marilyn Horne in more recent times. With the growth in popularity over the past twenty years of countertenors – men who can sing this music in the original keys – the original version of Orfeo has once again become the performing edition of choice. Gluck continued to have success in Paris, most notably with Armide, Alceste (heard at Santa Fe this past summer), and Iphigenie en Tauride (which has in recent years been a vehicle for Susan Graham in New York, Paris, Chicago and elsewhere). However impressive his last operas are, though, he never again produced a work with the dramatic precision and efficiency of the original Orfeo ed Euridice. © Eric Mitchko

clockwise from left: Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787); Three noted singers of the title role: Danish mezzo Else Brems (1908-1995), French contralto Jeanne Gerville-Réache (1882-1915), and English contralto Kathleen Ferrier (1912-1953)


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Company. The current season and beyond includes concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, his Japanese debut with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, concerts, Harry Bicket recordings and extensive touring with The Conductor English Concert as well as productions for Atlanta Opera Debut the Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, Opéra Internationally renowned as an opera and National de Bordeaux, Theater an der Wien; concert conductor of distinction, Harry he will also return to both the Met and Lyric Bicket is especially noted for his interpretation Opera of Chicago. of the baroque and classical repertoire and in September  took up the position of Artistic Director of The English Concert, one of the UK’s finest period orchestras. Harry Bicket made his Glyndebourne Festival Lillian Groag debut in  with Peter Sellars’ landmark Director production of Theodora. In  he began Atlanta Opera Debut his relationship with the Metropolitan Lillian Groag works in the theatre as an Opera with an acclaimed new production of actress, writer and director. Her acting credits Rodelinda, and was immediately re-engaged include Broadway, Off Broadway, Mark Taper for Giulio Cesare and La clemenza di Tito. He Forum, and regional theatres throughout made his debut with the Bayerische Staatsoper the country. She has directed at the Oregon conducting Rinaldo in .  saw debuts Shakespeare Festival, the Old Globe Theatre, with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, conducting New York City Opera, Chicago Opera Partenope, and with the Royal Opera House, Theatre, Florida Grand Opera, Center Stage, Covent Garden, conducting Orlando, which The People’s Light and Theatre Company, received an Olivier Award nomination for Berkeley Repertory, Milwaukee Repertory, Best New Opera Production. Other highlights Missouri Repertory, Seattle Repertory, of the last few seasons have included St. Glimmerglass Opera, Asolo Repertory Matthew Passion with the Rotterdam Theatre, San Jose Repertory, the American Philharmonic and Messiah with the New Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, York Philharmonic. He also has led the San The Juilliard School of Music, Florentine Francisco Symphony, Bayerische Rundfunk, Opera, the Sundance Institute Playwrights BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Lab, and the Company of Angels. Her plays Symphony, St Paul Chamber Orchestra The Ladies of the Camellias, The White Rose and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He has (AT&T award for New American Plays), conducted productions for Opera Australia, The Magic Fire (Kennedy Center Fund for Scottish Opera, New York City Opera, Royal New American Plays), Menocchio and Midons Danish Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, New have been produced variously by the Old Israeli Opera, Aldeburgh Festival, Edinburgh Globe Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Festival, Spoleto Festival, English National The Kennedy Center, The Guthrie Theater, Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory, Los Angeles Opera and the Canadian Opera Denver Center, Alabama Shakespeare Festival,


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the Northlight Theatre, the WPA Theatre, Seattle Repertory, The Wilma Theatre, and The Shaw Festival. Abroad: Mexico City, Junges Theatre in Bonn, Landesbühne Sachsen-Anhalt in Eisleben, Schauspielhaus in Wuppertal, Hessisches Landestheater in Marburg, Schauspielhaus in Stuttgart, and Tokyo. She has done translations and adaptations of Lorca, Feydeau, Musset, Marivaux and Molnar. She is an Associate Artist of the Old Globe Theatre.

David Daniels Orfeo Atlanta Opera Debut David Daniels is known for his superlative artistry, magnetic stage presence and a voice of singular warmth and surpassing beauty, which have helped him redefine his voice category for the modern public. The American countertenor has appeared with the world’s major opera companies and on its main concert and recital stages. He made history as the first countertenor to give a solo recital in the main auditorium of Carnegie Hall. Two highly anticipated European recital tours highlight David Daniels’s - season. He returns to Houston Grand Opera as Arsamene in Nicholas Hytner’s renowned production of Handel’s Serse opposite Susan Graham. Concert engagements include a special tour of Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the celebrated Canadian orchestra Les Violons du Roy. Highlights of recent seasons include a reprisal of his portrayal of Bertarido in Handel’s Rodelinda at the San Francisco Opera, his role debut as Orfeo in the Robert Carsen production at Lyric Opera of Chicago, his first performances in the title role of Handel’s Orlando at the

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Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, and his portrayl as Didymus in Peter Sellars’ renowned production of Theodora at the Glyndebourne Festival (available on DVD). Mr. Daniels also has performed opposite Plácido Domingo in the title role in Washington National Opera’s production of Handel’s Tamerlano, which he also sang at the Bayerische Staatsoper. His roles at the Metropolitan Opera include Orfeo, Bertarido, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and both Caesar and Sextus in Giulio Cesare. David Daniels has worked with many of the most notable conductors and stage directors of our day including James Levine, Sir Andrew Davis, Emanuelle Haïm, Christophe Rousset, Fabio Biondi, Robert Carsen, David McVicar, Pierre Audi, and David Alden. Honored by the music world for his unique achievements, David Daniels has been the recipient of two of classical music’s most significant awards: Musical America’s Vocalist of the Year for  and the  Richard Tucker Award.

Katherine Whyte Euridice Atlanta Opera Debut Soprano Katherine Whyte has performed on opera and concert stages across her native Canada and the United States. Ms. Whyte made her Metropolitan Opera debut during the - season as First Elf in Richard Strauss’ Die Ägyptische Helena. She began the - season as Gilda in Rigoletto with English National Opera. Later in the season she sings Iphis in Handel’s Jephtha with Opéra National de Bordeaux. Ms. Whyte began the – season as a soloist in Nielsen’s Symphony No.  with the San Francisco Symphony. Her season

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continued with a concert performance with the Aldeburgh Connection in Toronto and as a soprano soloist in Berg’s Seven Early Songs with Ensemble ACJW at Zankel Hall. In the – season, she returned to the Metropolitan Opera as the Garish Lady in The Gambler by Sergei Prokofiev, with Valery Gergiev conducting, and in productions of Le nozze di Figaro, Peter Grimes, Manon Lescaut and War and Peace. The winner of the  Alice Tully Recital Competition, Ms. Whyte made her Carnegie Hall debut in solo recital at Weill Hall in January . She returned to Carnegie Hall to sing with the Academy Program of Carnegie Hall, Juilliard and the Weill Music Institute in April under James Conlon. Ms. Whyte is a recent graduate of the Juilliard Opera Center where she performed the role of Betty in the world premiere performance of Lowell Liebermann’s Miss Lonelyhearts. Additional roles while a member of the Juilliard Opera Center include Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Esmerelda in The Bartered Bride and Princesse in L’enfant et les Sortilèges.

Deanne Meek Amore Atlanta Opera Debut Deanne Meek’s engagements in the  season include her return to the Théâtre du Châtelet for Charlotte in A Little Night Music, Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, and Guilhen in d’Indy’s Fervaal with the American Symphony Orchestra. Last season she made her La Scala debut as Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and returned to Utah Opera for the title role in Regina. Her performances on international

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stages include Ruggiero in Alcina at English National Opera, Dorabella in Così fan tutte for Strasbourg’s Opéra National du Rhin, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier with Opera North, and Hermia at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, Opéra de Lyon and at La Monnaie in Brussels. She has appeared at London’s Grange Festival as Angelina in La Cenerentola. Among the mezzo-soprano’s other recent engagements is the creation of the role of Ma Joad in Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath in the work’s world premiere at Minnesota Opera with subsequent performances at Utah Opera, where she returned as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. Her other American credits include Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Dido in Dido and Aeneas at the Spoleto Festival, the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos with Tulsa Opera, Dryade in Ariadne auf Naxos for Los Angeles Opera, Sesto in Giulio Cesare for Portland Opera, Octavian with Opera Pacific and Jo March in Little Women with Minnesota Opera. She has also joined the Metropolitan Opera for productions of Idomeneo, Rusalka, Parsifal, and Madama Butterfly. She has performed frequently in leading roles with both New York City Opera and Boston Baroque.

Rachel Van Buskirk Solo Dancer Atlanta Opera Debut A native of Vancouver, Canada, Rachel trained with Li Yaming at Pacific Dance Arts. Performing with the Atlanta Ballet for the past three seasons, some of Rachel’s favorite roles include Princess Florine in Sleeping Beauty, Tinkerbell in Peter Pan and Bomb Squad in Twyla Tharp’s In The Upper Room. She also


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enjoyed participating in the creation of The Great Gatsby and BIG, a collaboration with Atlanta Ballet and Big Boi from Outkast. Outside of dance, Rachel enjoys reading and outdoor activities.

Daniel Mayo Solo Dancer Atlanta Opera Debut Daniel Mayo was born and raised in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where he began dancing at the age of five. Daniel trained at various dance studios in the Myrtle Beach area before receiving a BFA in dance from The Juilliard School. While at Juilliard, Daniel worked with choreographers such as Aszure Barton, Eliot Feld, Susan Marshall, and Bennyroyce Royon. He also has performed works by Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe and Paul Taylor. Daniel is currently in his third season as a dancer with the Atlanta Ballet. Some notable roles Daniel has performed since joining the Atlanta Ballet include Jonathan Harker in Michael Pink’s Dracula, Benvolio in Michael Pink’s Romeo and Juliet and various roles in John McFall’s Don Quixote and The Nutcracker. He also has performed in Twyla Tharp’s In The Upper Room and Lauri Stalling’s world premiere of BIG.

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(The Good Soldier Schweik, Death in Venice), Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (Hansel & Gretel), Florida Grand Opera (Rigoletto, La Fille Du Régiment), Opera Pacific (Le nozze di Figaro), Steamboat Opera (The Telephone, The Old Maid & The Thief, Elixir of Love) and DePaul Opera Theater (Idomeneo, The Merry Widow, The Bartered Bride). She has assisted and choreographed for, among others, John Copley, Lillian Groag, Mark Lamos, Michael Hampe, Lotfi Mansouri and Harry Silverstein. Trained as a classical and contemporary dancer, Ms. Stickann performed with Cerulean Dance Theatre, Malashock Dance, The Wally Cardona Quartet, and Danny Grossman and Dancers. In addition, she’s captained and been a principal dancer for numerous opera and theater companies around the country. Upcoming, Ms. Stickann will choreograph Don Giovanni at Virginia Opera, Romeo & Juliet at San Diego Opera, and will assist Leonard Foglia on the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s Moby Dick at the Dallas Opera.

Jeff Harris Lighting Designer Jeff Harris has designed productions of Ariane et Barbe-bleue, La Rondine, The Magic Flute, Die tote Stadt, Rigoletto, La bohème and Vanessa for New York City Opera, Carmen for The Israeli Opera, Ariane et Barbe-bleue for Opéra de Nice, La bohème, Carmen, Tosca and Les Contes d’Hoffmann for Baltimore Opera. Keturah Stickann Other career highlights include Salome and La Associate Director and Choreographer Rondine at Boston Lyric Opera; The Cunning Atlanta Opera Debut Little Vixen, La Rondine and The Marriage Keturah Stickann’s directing and choreo- of Figaro at Dallas Opera; The Elixir of Love graphic credits include Glimmerglass Opera for Opera Pacific; La Rondine for Michigan (Britten’s Canticles, L’Anima del Filosofo), Opera Theatre: The Magic Flute for Portland San Diego Opera (Rigoletto, Peter Grimes, Opera; What Next? for Miller Theater at Pagliacci, Don Quichotte), New York City Columbia University; Madama Butterfly for Opera (Agrippina), L’Opéra National du New York City Opera’s National Company. Rhin (Akhnaten), Chicago Opera Theater He is currently director of production at

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Manhattan School of Music and has been lighting director at Glimmerglass Opera since  where he has designed Salome and The Barber of Seville. Constance Hoffman Costume Designer Constance Hoffman’s credits include collaborations with theatre artists such as Mark Lamos, Julie Taymor, Eliot Feld, and Mikhail Baryshnikov, opera directors Robert Carsen, David Alden, Christopher Alden and Tim Albery, and entertainer Bette Midler. Her work has been seen on many stages in New York City, including the Public Theatre, New Victory Theatre, Second Stage, Theatre for a New Audience, Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, and The Joyce. On her Broadway debut, she earned a Tony nomination and an Outer Critics Circle Award for her designs for The Green Bird. Hoffman’s collaborations in opera have taken her to the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Paris Opera, New Israeli Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper and Tokyo Opera Nomori, among others. In the United States, she has designed costumes for San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Minnesota Opera, Portland Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Lincoln Center Festival, and she has had a long association with Glimmerglass Opera. At New York City Opera Hoffman’s designs for the critically acclaimed Paul Bunyan, Tosca, and Lizzie Borden have been televised. Regionally, she has designed in theatres such as the Guthrie, the Hartford Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC, Center Stage in Baltimore, The Alley Theatre in Houston, Goodspeed Musicals and the Prince Music Theatre.

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John Conklin Set and Costume Designer John Conklin’s set and costume designs are seen in opera houses, theaters, and ballet companies across the world. He has designed for Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, and Bastille Opera. At Seattle Opera, he has designed sets for Prokofiev’s War and Peace and Puccini’s La bohème and both sets and costumes for Verdi’s Il trovatore, Bellini’s Norma, and Britten’s Turn of the Screw. Conklin’s credits at the Metropolitan Opera include costumes for Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, sets and costumes for John Corigliano’s Ghosts of Versailles, and sets for Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande. For Glimmerglass Opera, where he served as associate artistic director for  years, he designed sets for Puccini’s Fanciulla del West and Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio and costumes for Richard Rodney Bennett’s Mines of Sulfur, among others. Conklin has designed extensively on Broadway, receiving a Tony Award nomination for his set design for The Au Pair Man. He recently received the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design. Walter Huff Chorus Master Atlanta Opera Debut: Tosca,  Walter Huff has been Chorus Master for The Atlanta Opera for twenty-one years. Mr. Huff studied piano with Sarah Martin, Peter Takacs and Lillian Freundlich. He has performed with singers throughout Europe and the United States and served as coach with the Peabody Opera Theatre, The Washington Opera, and Baltimore Opera Company. Mr. Huff has performed


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in master classes given by renowned singers and pianists such as Sir Peter Pears, Licia Albanese, Eileen Farrell, Dalton Baldwin, Leon Fleisher, and Elly Ameling. In , he received Tanglewood’s C.D. Jackson Master Award for Excellence, presented by Seiji Ozawa and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He has been musical director for The Atlanta Opera Studio, Georgia State University Opera, and Actor’s Express. Also, Mr. Huff was one of four Atlanta artists who were chosen for the first Loridans Arts Awards, given to Atlanta artists who have made exceptional contributions to the arts life of Atlanta over a long period of time. In , The Atlanta Opera Chorus under Mr. Huff ’s direction sang critically acclaimed performances of Porgy and Bess at the OpéraComique in Paris and on tour in Granada, Normandy, and Luxembourg. Craig Kier Conductor (Student Shorts) Principal Coach/Accompanist Atlanta Opera Debut: Carmen,  Craig Kier is currently the resident principal coach/accompanist and assistant conductor for The Atlanta Opera. Prior to his relationship with The Atlanta Opera, Mr. Kier was a part of Seattle Opera’s music staff for several seasons, serving in a variety of roles including coach/accompanist, chorus master, and assistant conductor. He has a wide variety of experience with other companies including Cincinnati Opera, Opera Colorado, Berkshire Opera, Opera New Jersey and Des Moines Metro Opera. Mr. Kier is also on the faculty of the Opera Theater of the Rockies Vocal Arts Symposium, led by soprano Martile Rowland. He recently made his conducting debut leading Gianni Schicchi in a joint

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project between Seattle Opera and the Yakima Symphony Orchestra. This season, Mr. Kier will conduct The Atlanta Opera’s student matinee performances of Orfeo & Euridice and The Magic Flute. In , he joined the Santa Fe Opera music staff, assisting with their mainstage productions of La traviata and the world premiere of Paul Morvec’s The Letter as well as coaching the apprentice artists.

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c h o ru s m a s t e r Walter Huff c h o ru s Lynnette Anderson Katie Baughman Kristen Brannan Kaitlyn Costello Joan Estep Jennye Guy Valerie Hamm Melissa Kelly Amy Little Lara Longsworth Marcella Meredith Miffanwy Mistretta Nadeen Paul Zorica Pavlovic Laura Porlier Rebecca Shipley Laurie Tossing Heather Witt J. Daniel Altman Kyle Barnes Charles Baugh Keith Blount Chris Boggs Ryan Ceciliani Gabriel Couret Michael Gaare Cullen Gandy C. Augustus Godbee Russell Hallman Grant Jones Brent Mooneyham Tony Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dell IvĂĄn Segovia Alexander Sund Nima Yazdanpanah Leif Westermark s u pe r n u m e r a r i e s Chris Deutschler Timothy Myers DeVario Hannah Will Ramseur


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violin Peter Ciaschini, Concertmaster Lisa Morrison, Assistant Concertmaster (Acting) Linda Cherniavsky, Principal, Second Violin Adelaide Federici, Assistant Principal, Second Violin Edward Eanes Robert Givens Patti Gouvas Alison James Jeanne Johnson Michele Mariage-Volz Sally Wilson Martin Lee Nicholson Shawn Pagliarini Patrick Ryan Angele Sherwood-Lawless Mimi Tam Rafael Veytsblum Raffaela Wahby viola Amy Chang, Principal (Acting) Elizabeth Derderian-Wood, Assistant Principal Allyson Fleck Karl Schab Joli Wu c e l lo Charae Krueger, Principal Avi Friedlander, Assistant Principal David Hancock Mary Kenney Cynthia Sulko

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o b o e / english horn Dane Philipsen, Principal Diana Dunn cl arinet David Odom, Principal bassoon Mike Muszynski, Principal Debra Grove horn Kathy Wood, Principal (Acting) Julie Spencer trumpet Yvonne Toll, Principal Kevin Lyons t rombone Mark McConnell, Principal Edmon Nicholson Richard Brady, Bass Trombone timpani John Lawless, Principal harp Susan Brady, Principal pe r s o nnel manager Mark McConnell

bass Lyn DeRamus, Principal Christina Berman Emory Clements f lu t e James Zellers, Principal Kelly Bryant

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The Atlanta Opera thanks its many passionate and dedicated volunteers for the generous donation of their time during 08-09. The volunteers listed here participated in: mass mailings, special events, stage crafts, wigs, makeup, artist transportation and office administration. Through dedicated performance of these tasks, volunteers gave support far beyond a monetary measure. The Atlanta Opera is deeply grateful!

Myriam Acevedo

Candace M. Henry

Arpell Pearson

Barbara Ambus

Julie Hentz

Alexandra Perrotta

Denise Anderson

Cherilyn O. Heyliger

Lawrence F. Pinson

Emily Balfour

Amy Hightower

Robin Pitts

Sanford Baskin

Nancy Ickes

Faye Popper

Sylvia Baumwald

Sharmaine Ishmael

Ezi Porbeni

Sandra R. Blackwood

Tara Jackson

R. Scott Pyron

Inna Borok

Carol Jaeger

Zabrina Rios

Preston Brant

W.C. Jones, Jr.

Diana Robinson

Sandra Bravo

Brian V. Junghans

Kristin Sampson

Mariamma Brown

David G Kerr

Catherine Sanchez

Charley Burney

Peggy Kibler

Alexandra Santiago

Debra Caldwell

Mary Kitchens

Warren T. Schimmel

Brandon Clivens

Judy Kruger

Valerie Selby

Laura Cox

Virginia J. Lam

Keith Shiver

Tanisha Criss

Sue Lawrence

Dan Shumate

Melanie Czaykowsky

Louis L. Lawson

Ruth Siegel

Klaus Dahmen

Lydia L. Lee

Tanya Simmons

Marilyn Daniels

Jonya Aisha Leverett

Verna Slade

Leah Davis

Jim Lowman

Tia Smith

Chris Deutschler

Bobbie Mackey

Jennifer Spivey

Satwinder Dhanjal

William A. Markle

Julie Stall

Hillary Eason

Cynthia Marshall

Tom Sternberg

Charlene M. Eiffert

Dan Maslia

Cristy Storck

Debra Empting

Russ T. McDaniel

Eleanor & Jim Strain

Angela Fairley

Mary Ruth McDonald Mac Sudduth

Frank Faust

Laura McIntosh

Beth Suryan

Genevieve Fink

Carol C. McKay

Nancy Taffel

Jane Fishman

Martha McLain

Katherine Teixeira

Ann Fritts

Nancy Mingo

Apryl Thomas

Sara Frooman

Sumbul Mirza

Corinne Tso

Gurinder Garcha

Robert Morring

Ruth Vaught

Peg Gary

Fatimah Mustafaa

Mark Vogelgesang

Joyce M Gelzer

Vernon Norris

Alyce Wade

Roxanne Gentle

JoAnne Ofoli

Janice H. Walker

Melissa Gerrior

Tameka G. Ojior

Lafeea Watson

Helen Gilbreath

Clara Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Shea

Harold Whitney

Lawrence Gross

Sonia Oxman

David Wilkes

Fern Hallman

Jennings Palmer

Laura Williams

Margaret Harris

Barbara Park

Daniel Wilson

Elizabeth Harven

Briana Parsons

Jerry Xi

Jennifer Hawk

Sandeep Patel

Carmen Hazim

Polly Pater


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We offer educational programming for all ages, not only to develop new audiences, but also to enhance the opera-going experience for you, our existing patrons. The Atlanta Opera is well known for the fabulous operatic productions we have been presenting for  years. However, the company presents much more than performances on the mainstage each season.

performance here. The Atlanta Opera is grateful for our relationship with the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation and ARTSBRIGE education program in making these Student Shorts possible.

Since , The Atlanta Opera has introduced nearly , students to opera with our Student Shorts series. This special community outreach program provides students with a chance to see a fully-staged abbreviated version of a mainstage production. This season, students will be delighted with Gluck’s Orfeo & Euridice and Mozart’s The Magic Flute.

The Atlanta Opera also offers educational programs for adults, including our Opera , Pre-Opera Talks, and Opera Chats. This fall, we were pleased to work with Emory University’s Carlos Museum to co-sponsor An Evening with Orpheus featuring readings and performances, as well as The Power of Song: Orpheus in Literature and Art, a lecture by Dr. Peter Bing. These programs were a great way We are pleased this season to continue our for museum and opera patrons to prepare for relationship with the City of Atlanta Office this beautiful production of Orfeo & Euridice. of Cultural Affairs as part of their Cultural Thank you to the Carlos Museum for hosting Experience Project. This partnership we have these entertaining and informative events. with the Office of Cultural Affairs, Office of Mayor Shirley Franklin, and Atlanta Public Please visit our website, www.atlantaopera.org, Schools means that every ninth grader in for a complete and up-to-date listing of Atlanta Public Schools attends a live opera education and outreach programs. For information on our education and outreach programs, please contact Emmalee Iden, Education Manager, at .. or eiden@atlantaopera.org.


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M AR Y K ROARABAU G H ( D . d . f r a n k l i n )

Whether you are a longtime subscriber or a new audience member, please consider making a donation to The Atlanta Opera today. Even a small gift makes a huge difference. Thank you for attending The Atlanta Opera at a time when some people have had to eliminate “nights at the opera” from their budget. Without you, we could not present the wonderful productions you deserve to see in Atlanta. We also cannot continue our success without your support. Like many companies, the next  months will have a critical impact on our future plans. In addition to attending a performance, we would like your help in several other ways. For example:

The entire Board, performers, and staff join me in thanking you for your assistance with finding solutions to our challenges during this difficult economic time. Whether you are a longtime subscriber or a new audience member, please consider making a donation to The Atlanta Opera today. To make a contribution, please call me at .. or email mkr@atlantaopera.org. Even a small gift will make a huge difference. Thank you for joining us at The Atlanta Opera.

• Invite friends, neighbors, and co-workers to join you at a performance. • Invite The Atlanta Opera to give a presentation to your church, school, book club, Rotary group, Kiwanis club, etc. • Invest in The Atlanta Opera by contributing to our annual fund. • Ask your employer to match your donation. • Purchase various discounted ticket packages through our group sales office.

Mary K. Roarabaugh Director of Development The Atlanta Opera

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The Society for Artistic Excellence membership includes a minimum pledge of $20,000 over three years. The gifts listed below will help The Atlanta Opera build its artistic and financial capacity. The generous donors are enabling our organization to continue to present world-class performances. new pro d u c t i o n pat ro n $ ,+

co n d u c to r patron (cont. ) $  , +

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Lynne and Steve Steindel**

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Mr. and Mrs. Baker A. Smith**

a d d i t i o n a l multi-year gifts $ ,+ Mr. and Mrs. Timothy E. Sheehan**

Bob and Cappa Woodward**

$ ,+

Charlie and Dorothy Yates Family Fund

Hills Family Foundation

The Mary and Charlie Yates Family Fund**

condu c to r pat ro n $, +

$ , + Dr. Marilyn Stockton

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W e w o u l d l i k e t o r e c o g n i z e m e m b e r s o f t h e S o c i e t y f o r A r t i s t i c E x c e ll e n c e , w h o h a v e r e n e w e d t h e i r c o mm i t m e n t f o r m u lt i - y e a r p l e d g e s e n d i n g 2 0 1 1 .


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$ ,+

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local & g ov e r n m e n t f u n d i n g $ , +

Thomas H. Pitts Fund

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The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation

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The Price Gilbert, Jr. Charitable Fund

$ , + Middle J Foundation, Inc

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National Endowment for the Arts

Gertrude & William C. Wardlaw Fund

$  , + Atlanta Opera Guild Herbert and Marian Haley Foundation The Mary Brown Fund of Atlanta

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Mr. James D. Powell

Anonymous

Mr. Charles Sharbaugh

Mr. Robert Arogeti

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Tucker

The John and Nancy Bell Family Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Cathy Drs. Michael and Ellen Chalef Ms. Ruth Gershon and Mr. Sandy Cohn Mr. Louis W. Corrigan, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Arnoldo Fiedotin Barbara and Bill Klineman Mr. and Mrs. Abe Levine Mr. Jeffrey Levine Dr. Robert and Judge Stephanie Manis The Marcus Foundation, Inc. Morris Family Foundation Jerry and Dulcy Rosenberg Michaela and Michael Rosenblatt Mr. William C. Wardlaw

p r i n c i pa l ($ ,  +) Mr. and Mrs. Phillip E. Alvelda Jean and Jerry Cooper Dr. Kristin R. Corgan Jerry Dilts and David MacGilvray Col. and Mrs. Edgar W. Duskin Ms. Dorothy E. Edwards Dr. and Mrs. P. Frank Hagerty Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Hantula Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Howard Mrs. Joseph W. Jones Mr. Louis L. Lawson Margaret and Hank McCamish The Devereaux F. & Dorothy M. McClatchey Foundation Anna Louise and Beatrice McCormack

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Anonymous

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Julie and Jim Balloun

Morton and Angela Sherzer

John and Rosemary Brown

Mr. Thomas A. Stevens

Thomas and Loraine Williams Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. George B. Taylor, Jr.

condu c to r ($ ,  +) Mr. Bryan H. Barnes Mrs. Elizabeth Tufts Bennett Mr. and Mrs. Andy Berg

Mr. Richard Tigner Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Walsh Mr. W. C. Wyatt, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Yuschok

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Dr. Joseph H. Astrachan

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Drs. Joseph C. and Florence C. Barnett

Ms. Louise S. Gunn

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Mrs. Joseph B. Hutchison

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Ms. Jan P. Beaves

Mr. Frank M. Monger

Allison Krebs Bensch and Torsten Bensch

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Morgan

Ms. Pamela Benson

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Ms. Martha S. Brewer

Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Perry

Ms. Gwendolyn Brooker

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Joanna Buffington

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Dr. J. Bricker Burns

Mrs. Elizabeth Pritchett

Michael and Debra Caldwell

David Proulx and Joye McElroy

Dr. Bruce Cassidy and Dr. Eda Hochgelerent

Ms. Barbara Rivenbark

Mr. David Connell

The Honorable Judge Dorothy A. Robinson

Ms. Lillianette Cook

Mr. and Mrs. George P. Rodrigue

Dr. John W. Cooledge

Dawn and Randall Romig

Mr. Randy L. Craven

John and Barbara Ross

Mrs. Overton A. Currie

Dr. and Mrs. Mark Rowles

Dr. and Mrs. F. Thomas Daly, Jr.

Sharon Schachter

Ms. Suzanne Dansby Phelps

Sachin Shailendra

Mr. Robert S. Devins

Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Slappey

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Ethridge, Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Patton P. Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Folger

Mr. Fred B. Smith

Peg Simms Gary

Yee-Wan and John Stevens

R. Derril Gay, Ph.D.

Ms. Melinda R. Stuk

Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Gluck

Dr. Jane T. St. Clair and Mr. James E. Sustman

Mr. Thomas Gregory

Dr. and Mrs. Michael Szikman

Mr. and Mrs. and Mrs. George Gundersen

Mr. and Mrs. Ben J. Tarbutton, Jr.

Mr. Dennis Hanthorn

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Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Hardin

Dr. Nicholas Valerio III

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hartnig

Rae and George Weimer

Mr. Michael D. Hastings

Wadleigh C. Winship*

Mr. and Mrs. James Horgan

Ms. Bunny Winter and Mr. Michael Doyle

Ann P. and Ezra F. Howington

Drs. Martin and Holly York

Mr. and Mrs. David C. Huffman Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Hughes Lou and Tom Jewell Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Johnson James M. and Andrea Braslavsky Kane Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich Dr. Marion Leathers Kuntz Mr. Lewis H. Larson Mrs. Howard P. Lawrence Ms. Linda L. Lively and Mr. James E. Hugh III Samantha and William Markle Jeanie and Albert Marx Mr. and Mrs. Dan D. Maslia Melissa E. McMorries and Jonathan Simmons

s u s ta i n e r ($ +) Anonymous Judith and Aaron Alembik Ruth and Ed Baer Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bailey Mr. David Baker Mrs. Enrique E. Bledel Mr. Eugene Boeke, Jr. Anita and Marshall Brittain Dr. Harold Brody Mr. Frederick D. Brooks Ms. Marion Bunker Mr. Dan Carithers


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Dr. Jo Marie Lyons and Mrs. Betty C. Lyons

Mr. and Mrs. J. Howard Chandler

Douglas W. and Sarah Mabry

Mrs. Carol J. Clark

Stanley and Elaine Mager

Mr. Michael Clutter

Ms. Marge McDonald

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Colberg

Betty B. McKemie

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Ms. Priscilla M. Moran

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Dallas Duncan Franklin

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Engeman, Sr.

Ms. Carol Niemi

Mr. and Mrs. John Gam

Mrs. Amy Wynn Norman

Col. and Mrs. Donald M. Gilner

Mr. Wiley C. Owen

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Goldstein

Shawn Pagliarini

Dr. Edwin Gordon

Ms. Beverley Paquette

Ms. Elizabeth Griffis

Ms. Nadeen A. Paul

Judge Adele P. Grubbs

George and Libba Pickett

Sylvia Halleck

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Ms. Helen K. Hammonds

Mr. David Pylate

Dean and Vivian Haulton

Mr. Klaus Rees

Ben and Sarah Hautt

Ms. Karen D. Rider

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Mr. L. D. Holland

Ms. Heidi M. Rockwood

Ms. Marjorie K. Holler

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Mr. Clifford E. Schane

Dr. Karen Kuehn Howell

Mrs. Helen A. Schellman

Mr. James Hurtsellers

Mr. Nicholas Shreiber

Mr. Jason Ingraham

Rev. Thomas B. Shuler

John A. Isakson

Mr. Robert Sidewater

Dr. and Mrs. Duke Jackson, Jr.

Margaret and Harry Smith

Mr. Doyle P. Jones

Mr. Peter James Stelling

Ms. Jo Elliott Jones

Ms. Antoinette L. Stewart

Mrs. Jo W. Koch

Steve and Christine Strong

Dr. Lisa A. Tedesco and Mr. David W. Kuehn

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Stuart

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Kurth

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh M. Tarbutton

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Langford

Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor

Mr. Charles B. LeBlanc and Mrs. Elsa LeBlanc

Mr. Richard Thio

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lembeck

Mr. James Todd

Dr. Jason Liebzeit

Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Tuller

Richard Lodise and Valerie Jagiella

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Dr. and Mrs. James O. Wells, Jr.

a n n ua l f u n d $ , +

Ms. Anne Williams

Martha Dinos Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Walden

Larry and Beverly Willson Mrs. Frank Wilson, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. David Wingert

$  , + Bruce and Karen Roth

Mrs. Geraldine S. Woodward

$ , +

Ms. Mary L. Yost

Jean and John Wilson

Mr. and Mrs. John Zellner Mr. Roy J. Zingrich and Ms. Sherryl L. Payne Contributions were received between .. - ..

commu n i t y pa rt n e r s $ , + Genuine Parts Company

found at i o n pa rt n e r s $ ,+ Atlanta Music Festival Association

$  ,+ The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation J. Marshall and Lucille G. Powell Charitable Trust The Rockdale Foundation, Inc.

$  , + Mary and EP Rogers Foundation, Inc. Ms. Kathrin Mattox Sally and Allen McDaniel Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence S. Phillips Adair and Dick White Wadleigh C. Winship*

$  , + Oliver Chiang Ms. Nadeen A. Paul

$ + Mr. and Mrs. Michael Barker Mr. and Mrs. Chris M. Carlos H C Design

$ ,+

Linda and Richard Hubert

The Hertz Family Foundation, Inc.

Dr. Isabella T. Jenkins

$ ,+ Target Stores

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Dr. Mary M. Kent Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Kurth Dr. and Mrs. P. Mather Lindsay

local & g ov e r n m e n t f u n d i n g $ +

Ms. Su So Longman

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Mrs. Geraldine S. Woodward

maestro f u n d Anonymous

in honor of e l i z a b e t h t ufts bennet t

Mr. Robert M. Franco

Mr. Roberto Gonzales

Ms. Barbara K. Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey N. Levine Mr. and Mrs. Ehud Levy The Marcus Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Teodoro Maus Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Natbony Jerry and Dulcy Rosenberg Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Zaban

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Thomas

i n m e m o ry of rachel lehmann Mr. Michael Friedman *D E C E A S E D


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M E M O R I A L S

in mem o ry o f k i t t y a n d e r s o n

i n m e m o ry of rachel lehmann

Ms. Barbara Ann Blakely

Jim and Eleanor Strain

Mr. Edward Stockman

Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Zweig, M.D.

Mr. and Mrs. Mark K. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Tomlinson C. Ulbricht The Pro-Mozart Society of Atlanta, Inc.

in hon o r o f dr. an m r s . j a m e s w. b l a n d , j r . Constance W. Treloar

in mem o ry o f a n n e m . co lg i n Mr. William E. Pennington Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel

in mem o ry o f m r s . j u n e c r aw f o r d Dr. James M. Crawford

in mem o ry o f e r i c f r i b e rg Judith and Mark Taylor Mrs. W. Harry Willson

in hon o r o f d r . a l e x a n d e r g ro s s Georgia Dermatology Center

in mem o ry o f b e ts y h a n s e n The Mary and Charlie Yates Family Fund

in mem o ry o f j o h n v e r n o n j o n e s Mr. John A. Chambers

i n m e m o ry of jeff metcalf John L. Hammaker

i n m e m o ry of karina miller Mr. and Mrs. Holcombe T. Green, Jr. John L. Hammaker

i n h o n o r o f mark and rowles Mr. Stephen P. Rowles

i n m e m o ry of ryan smith Johannah Smith The Mary and Charlie Yates Family Fund

i n m e m o ry of mrs. steindel Ms. Linda Mattocks

i n m e m o ry of m a rya g a b r ielle williams Ms. Marilon Jone P. Williams

in honor of c a p pa a n d bob woodward Mr. and Mrs. Van Spear

i n h o n o r o f charlie yates Mr. and Mrs. John H. Clark IV

in mem o ry o f r ac h e l l e h m a n n

Mr. Sam Olens

Dr. and Mrs. James W. Bland, Jr.

Mr. Joshua Zeller

Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Elkins Ms. Marlene Harding Mrs. Joseph B. Hutchison Mr. Alfred D. Kennedy and Dr. Bill Kenny Ms. Virginia Lam Mr. and Mrs. Allen P. McDaniel Ms. Mary Ruth McDonald Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nemo Mr. William E. Pennington Dr. and Mrs. Martin L. Reish Sue and Alan Rothstein Ms. Beth Ruddiman Dr. Robert M. Schultz Ms. Barbara D. Stewart

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Where there’s a will – there’s a way! The Atlanta Opera sincerely appreciates your generous support and belief in our mission of bringing the highest quality opera productions and education to our community. By leaving your legacy to The Atlanta Opera, you will receive the satisfaction of supporting an art form about which you care deeply while providing a foundation for the future of opera for generations to come. Creating an estate plan requires advice from a professional. The Atlanta Opera encourages you to consult your advisor to make sure your gift will accomplish your intended goals. We are happy to meet with you to explore the options which are most beneficial to you and discuss how your gift can help preserve the Opera’s future. For further information, or if you have already named The Atlanta Opera in your plans and would like to be a member of The Encore Circle, please contact: Pamela Benson, Major Gifts Officer pbenson@atlantaopera.org ..

The Encore Circle The Atlanta Opera established The Encore Circle to recognize and honor those donors who have designated the Opera as a beneficiary in their estate planning. Gifts from these individuals ensure our progress for generations to come. Anonymous

Estate of Michael A. McDowell

Mr. and Mrs. Shepard B. Ansley

Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. McDowell

Ms. Mary D. Bray

Mr. and Mrs. Craig N. Miller

Estate of Anne Moore Colgin

Miss Helen D. Moffitt

Mr. Robert Colgin

Mr. J. Robert Morring

Estate of Mrs. Judy Darby

Mr. and Mrs. Bertil D. Nordin

Ms. Dorothy E. Edwards

Clara M. and John S. O’Shea

Mr. and Mrs. Dieter Elsner

Mrs. Polly Pater

Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Gluck

Estate of Mr. Jack Poole

Ms. Judy Hanenkrat

Mrs. Hazel Sanger

Estate of Mr. Albert L. Hibbard

Mr. Paul Sanger

Estate of Mr. Robert N. Hoehn, Jr.

Mr. D. Jack Sawyer, Jr.

Mr. Hilson Hudson

Ms. Barbara D. Stewart

Mrs. Joseph B. Hutchison

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Teepen

Mr. Alfred D. Kennedy

Mr. Richard F. Tigner

Estate of Mrs. Alfred D. Kennedy, Sr.

Dr. and Mrs. Harold Whitney

Estate of Mrs. Isabelle Woolford Kennedy

Estate of Mrs. Ruth D. Williams

Ms. Corina M. LaFrossia

Ms. Bunny Winter and Mr. Michael Doyle

Mr. Louis L. Lawson

Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Yates, Sr.

Mr. Robert Lee Mays

Mr. Charles R. Yates, Jr. and Mrs. Mary Mitchell Yates

Mr. and Mrs. Allen P. McDaniel

Ms. Mary L. Yost


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The Verdi Society was created by the Board of Directors to honor those whose philanthropy support and dedication has been instrumental in the growth of The Atlanta Opera. Membership in the Verdi Society is limited to those individuals, corporations and organizations whose gifts have accumulated to $100,000 and above.

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$ , ,  + Atlanta Music Festival Association Georgia Council for the Arts The Goizueta Foundation Mrs. W. Harry Willson The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Inc.

$ , + Anonymous AT&T Dr. and Mrs. James W. Bland, Jr. Bland The Coca-Cola Company Fulton County Arts Council Mrs. Alfred D. Kennedy, Sr.* Wachovia Bank Zurich American Insurance Company

$ , + Anonymous Atlanta Journal-Constitution** Charles Loridans Foundation David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund Mrs. Olga Casteleiro de Goizueta Mr. and Mrs. Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Candy and Greg Johnson The Kendeda Fund Mr. Alfred D. Kennedy and Dr. Bill Kenny Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Keough Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Peggy and Jack McDowell Mr. and Mrs. Arturo Melosi The Rich Foundation Sara Giles Moore Foundation StarEnterprise Ms. Barbara D. Stewart Ms. Alyce Toonk Payne David, Helen and Marian Woodward Fund Bob and Cappa Woodward

$  , + American Color Graphics** Mr. and Mrs. Shepard B. Ansley Mr. and Mrs. Ronald R. Antinori The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation


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$  , + Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs

The Residence Inn by Marriott**

The Atlanta Foundation

Mrs. Deen Day Sanders

Bank of America

Mr. D. Jack Sawyer, Jr. and Dr. William E. Torres

Mr. Robert O. Breitling, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Barry Schrenk

Ms. Janine Brown and Mr. Alex J. Simmons, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Stewart A. Searle

The Coca-Cola Foundation

Mr. William F. Snyder and Mr. Louis A. Peneguy

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Colgin *

SunTrust Banks, Inc.

Cumberland Community Improvement District

Judith and Mark Taylor

Delta Air Lines, Inc.**

The Tull Charitable Foundation

Mr. Robert S. Devins

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Fidelity National Bank

Thomas and Loraine Williams Foundation

Friends of The Atlanta Opera

Ms. Ruth Dimick Williams

Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

Jean and John Wilson

Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Rhys and Carolyn Wilson

Gertrude & William C. Wardlaw Fund

Wadleigh C. Winship*

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Gillfillan

Ms. Bunny Winter and Mr. Michael Doyle

Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Gluck

The Mary and Charlie Yates Family Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Goodwin

Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Gregory, Jr.

* deceased ** gifts

John L. Hammaker Mr. and Mrs. William J. Hayes III Mrs. Joseph B. Hutchison Industrial Developments International J. Marshall and Lucille G. Powell Charitable Trust The Jim Cox, Jr. Foundation The Junior League of Atlanta The Katherine John Murphy Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Klump Livingston Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John G. Malcolm The Mary Allen Lindsey Branan Foundation Sally and Allen McDaniel Mellon - Private Wealth Management Mr. and Mrs.* James B. Miller, Jr. Mrs. O. Ray Moore National Endowment for the Arts Clara M. and John S. O’Shea Mrs. Polly N. Pater Mr. William E. Pennington Mr. Jack Poole The Price Gilbert, Jr. Charitable Fund PricewaterhouseCoopers

in kind


The 2009 Atlanta Opera Ball

Chair: Joanne Chesler Gross On Saturday, September 19th, over 300 Joining longtime Opera supporters at guests enjoyed an elegant evening at the Ball were many new faces, who are the new St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead in now excited to experience the Opera celebration and support of The Atlanta and join us at the Cobb Energy PerformOpera. The event, chaired by Joanne ing Arts Centre for one of this season’s Chesler Gross, was an incredible success performances. and raised more than $200,000 for the Thank you to all the extremely generous Opera and its programs. Attendees were Sponsors and Patrons of this year’s Ball, treated to a cocktail reception, delicious to Joanne and her incredible committee dinner and dancing in an impeccably of volunteers, and to Bob and Cappa decorated ballroom, as well as an excitWoodward, whose service to the Opera ing live and silent auction. The highlight of we were proud to honor at this event. the evening was a vocal performance by soprano Leah Partridge and tenor Bruce Hope to see you all at next year’s Ball! Sledge, who were both featured singers in our season opener, The Elixir of Love.

clockwise from left: Dr. William Torres, Rev. and Mrs. Sam Candler, and Mr. Jack Sawyer; dennis hanthorn presenting a framed “Elixir of Love” poster to ball chair joanne chesler gross; dinner at the st. regis (TIM WILKERSON)


The 2009 Atlanta Opera Ball

Sponsors and Patrons Platinum

Patron (cont.)

Anonymous

Melanie Boltax

Silver Mr. and Mrs. Gary W. Rollins St. Regis Hotel, Buckhead

The Very Reverend and Mrs. Samuel G. Candler Chris Casey and Douglas Weiss Brad Champion and Cathy Cooper CHUBB Group of Insurance Companies

Bronze

Michelle and David Crosland

The Atlantan Magazine

Dorothy Edwards

Tony Brewer & Company

Heather and Eli Flint

Robert S. Devins, Esq.

Ms. Rebecca Y. Frazer and Mr. Jon Buttrey

Georgia Dermatology Center

Drs. Nancy and Jeffrey Gallups

Fidelity Bank

John L. Hammaker

Peg Simms Gary

Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Hardin

KPMG LLP

Mrs. Joseph B. Hutchison

The Yates Family

Mary B. James

Elixir Eric Barr Elizabeth T. Bennett Bennett Street Gallery Bloomingdale’s Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Gross Candy and Greg Johnson Su and Al Longman Neiman Marcus Victoria and Howard Palefsky Jim and Sally Rhoden Dr. Richard Robinson and Dr. Aileen O’Neill Taylor English Duma, LLP Mrs. W. Harry Willson Joni and David Winston

Corrie and Wayne Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich John C. and Pat King Sally and Allen McDaniel Craig Peter MacKenzie, NFSG Cindy and Bart McLean Mr. and Mrs. Harmon B. Miller III Tom and Eileen Rosencrants Mr. and Mrs. J. Barry Schrenk Turner Foundation, Inc. D. Jack Sawyer, Jr. and Dr. William Torres Mr. and Mrs. Baker A. Smith Lynne and Steven Steindel Ms. Barbara D. Stewart Judith and Mark Taylor Jody and Kingsley Weatherly

Patron

Adair and Dick White

Marlene Alexander

Jean and John Wilson

Boyce and Shepard Ansley

Bob and Cappa Woodward

Andy and Sherron Berg

Mr. Roy J. Zingrich and Ms. Sherryl L. Payne

Nancy and Jim Bland

All lists current as of September 11, 2009


presents the 50th Anniversary

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Spend Intermission with the Zurich General Director and Fellow Opera Lovers! Donate $ g¤¤ or more to The Atlanta Opera and have select access to Intermezzo Salon – a complimentary intermission reception where there’s always a glass of wine waiting for you! As a Patron, you will enjoy: • special backstage tours • private events & rehearsals • complimentary valet parking For information, call and speak to a Major Gifts Officer at kok.[[}.[[¤}. NOTE: The Intermezzo Salon is located in the Main Lobby near the concierge desk.


RIVERSIDE VIEWS AWARD-WINNING CUISINE Escape to Canoe and enjoy riverside views and natural ambience combined with a supreme dining experience.

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O Z U F R DI CI RH E C G TE O NR E SR A L

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Chairman Emeritus, Mrs. Shepard B. Ansley

Ms. Melissa E. McMorries, Taylor English Duma, LLP

Chairman, Mr. Gregory F. Johnson,

Mr. Richard McPhail, The Home Depot, Inc.

Republic National Distributing Company, Inc. President, Mr. Charles R. Yates, Jr., Zurich Financial Services Group

Mr. James B. Miller, Fidelity Bank Dr. John O’Shea, Emory Health Systems, retired Ms. Alyce Toonk Payne

Treasurer, Mr. Michael Keough, DMK International

Mr. William E. Pennington

Secretary, Mr. Robert G. Woodward, King & Spalding

Mr. James D. Powell, KPMG, LLP

membe r s Mr. Joseph E. Abstance, Dorsey Alston Mr. Bryan H. Barnes, Deloitte & Touche, LLP Mr. Andy Berg, Homrich Berg Mrs. James W. Bland, Jr. Mr. Montague L. Boyd, III, UBS Financial Ms. Janine Brown, Alston & Bird, LLP Ms. Sharon J. Byers, The Coca-Cola Company Mrs. John W. Calhoun, III The Very Reverend Samuel G. Candler, Cathedral of St. Philip Mr. G. Bert Clark, Jr., Estate Strategies Group, LLC Mr. Mario Concha, Concha Consulting LLC Mr. David Connell, Georgia Power Ms. Martha Thompson Dinos Mr. Denis Duncan, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC Mr. Robert G. Edge, Alston & Bird

Mr. Bruce A. Roth, Roth & Associates, Inc. Mr. J. Barry Schrenk, Taggarts’ Driving School Mr. Stewart A. Searle, Strategic Thought Partners Mr. Sachin Shailendra, S G Contracting Mr. Charles Sharbaugh, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP Mr. Timothy E. Sheehan, Mellon Private Wealth Management Mr. Baker A. Smith, BDO Consulting Corp. Advisors, LLC. Mr. Steve Steindel Mr. Kessel D. Stelling, Jr., Bank of North Georgia Ms. Barbara D. Stewart, Stewart Economics Mr. G. Kimbrough Taylor, Jr., Kilpatrick Stockton LLP Mr. Mark K. Taylor, HT Group, LLC Mr. William E. Tucker, Tucker, Midis & Associates, LLC Mr. Thomas R. Williams Mrs. Harry Willson, Sunnyland Farms, Inc. Mr. Rhys T. Wilson, Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, LLP Mr. Alexander P. Woollcott, Thompson Hine, LLP

Ms. Dorothy E. Edwards

h o n o r a ry m e mbers

Mr. Dieter Elsner, Roedl Langford de Kock LP

The Reverend Austin Ford

Mr. Eli Flint, Flight Options

Mr. Carl I. Gable

Mr. David Greene, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Mr. John S. Gillfillan

Dr. Edwin Gordon, The Walker School

Mrs. Holcombe T. Green, Jr., WestPoint Stevens

Mrs. Joanne Chesler Gross

Ms. Trudy Huger

Mr. John L. Hammaker

Mr. Carter Joseph, Empire Distributors

Mr. John Michael Hancock

Mr. Donald Keough, DMK International

Mr. William J. Hayes, Bain & Company, Inc.

Mr. J. Robert Morring, Morring Appraisals

Mr. Thomas D. Hills, State of Georgia

Chairman Sam Olens, Cobb County Board of Commisioners

Mr. Douglas R. Hooker, PBS&J

Mrs. John C. Wilson

Mr. John Isakson, Jr., Williams Asset Management

Ms. Bunny Winter, The Coca-Cola Co., retired

Mr. Michael L. Keough, DMK International Mrs. Carl Knobloch Mr. A. Wayne Luke, The Bridespan Group Sally S. McDaniel, Sally S. McDaniel Consulting & Training Mrs. Jack C. McDowell

e x - o f f i c i o m embers Mr. Dennis Hanthorn, Zurich General Director


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TELEPHONE 404.233.3500

Atlanta’s Must-See Gallery

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conces s i o n s Concession stands are located in the center of the lobbies on all three levels. Food and beverage items are prohibited inside the theatre. Thank you for your cooperation. restro o m s Restrooms are located on house right and house left of all three lobbies. Family restrooms are also located on house right of all three lobbies. Mobility-impaired patrons may use any of our restrooms. parkin g There are , parking spaces available at a $ charge per car. Valet service is available for $. Please be sure to allow enough time for travel to the theatre and parking as there is no late seating. atm There is one Bank of North Georgia ATM located in the grand lobby.

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s pe c i a l a s s i s tance Persons requiring access assistance are asked to contact the box office at .. for advance arrangements. Audio clarification devices are available to our hearing impaired guests at no charge. This is on a first-come, first-served basis, or you may call the House Manager ahead of time to reserve one ... A limited number of booster seats are also available. All items require a form of identification to be held until the item is returned.

cobb energy centre rules & requests • All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket in order to be admitted to the performance. Please be aware that not all performances are suitable for children.

coat c h e c k Coat check is available at the concierge desk.

• Infants will not be admitted to adult programs. Parents will be asked to remove children who create a disturbance.

emerge n c y i n f o r m at i o n In the event of an emergency, please locate the nearest usher who will direct you to the appropriate exit.

• There is no late seating allowed. Closedcircuit monitors are provided in the lobby as a courtesy to latecomers.

elevato r s Elevators are located on each side of the lobbies on all levels. lost a n d f o u n d d Lost and Found items are turned into the concierge desk on the day of a performance. To inquire about a lost item, please call the House Manager at ... smokin g Smoking is prohibited inside the building. Please use the terrace exit to step outside and smoke.

• Please turn off all cell phones prior to the beginning of each performance. • Please limit conversation during the performance. • Cameras (including use of cell phone camera) and audio & video recording devices are strictly prohibited at all times. • Leaving while the show is in progress is discourteous and we ask that you refrain from doing so. • Please unwrap all candies and cough drops before the performance.


November 27 – December 24 A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens Adapted by David H. Bell Directed by Rosemary Newcott

“…an emotionally satisfying feast for heart and soul…” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution

For 20 years, Atlanta’s favorite holiday tradition.

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z u r i c h g e n e r a l d i r e c to r Dennis Hanthorn artisti c / p ro d u c t i o n / e d u c at i o n

t h e at l a nta opera costume shop

Eric Mitchko, Director of Artistic Administration

Joanna Schmink, Costume Coordinator

Elecia Crowley, Company Manager

Patricia McMahon, Costume Shop Manager

Michael Benedict, Production Manager

Ken McNeil, Wardrobe Supervisor

Emmalee Iden, Education Manager

Synithia Cochran, First Hand

Craig Kier, Principal Coach/Accompanist

Melinda Brown, Stitcher

Walter Huff, Chorus Master

Melissa Whitlatch, Stitcher

Milner Fuller, Intern

Laury Conley, Stitcher

Ashlei Williams, Intern

Elizabeth Tinnon, Stitcher

commu n i c at i o n s

s e a s o n a l staff

Cristina Vรกsconez Herrera, Director of Communications

John Beaulieu, Technical Director/Master Carpenter

Kelly Poor, Receptionist

Kurt Howard, Production Stage Manager

develo p m e n t Mary K. Roarabaugh, Director of Development Gregory P. Carraway, Foundation & Grants Manager Pamela Benson, Major Gifts Officer Rae Weimer, Major Gifts Officer Dzauya Nkuchwayo, Annual Fund Manager Amanda Wilborn, Special Events Coordinator

financ e / a d m i n i s t r at i o n Paul Melroy, Senior Director of Finance and Administration Bret Busch, Data Operations Manager Adam Jacob, Accounting Manager Sarah Hautt, Assistant to the Zurich General Director

market i n g Shannon K. McClure, Director of Marketing Alice M. Stoner, Assistant Director of Marketing Dallas Duncan Franklin, Creative Services Manager Charles Swint, Audience Development Manager Alan Strange, Ticketing Services Manager Lindsay V.W. Smith, Ticketing Services Associate Rykie Belles, Ticketing Services Assistant

Ashley Pollard, Assistant Stage Manager Amy Soll, Assistant Stage Manager Catherine Babb, Properties Master Patricia Dirksen, Master Electrician Stephen Dubay, Master Electrician Christina Whitaker, Wig and Makeup Artist J. Montgomery Schuth, Wig and Makeup Artist Nanette Kennedy, Wig and Makeup Artist Aida Scuffle, Wig and Makeup Artist

co b b e n e rgy performing arts c e n t r e p roduction staff Michael Cronin, Technical Director Bryan Huggett, Head Electrician Johannes Pikel, Master Carpenter


South City Kitchen

RESTAURANT LISTINGS Looking for a great night out? Try one of these local restaurants before or after the show. For Dinner and a Show packages, visit encoreatlanta.com/offers. Neighborhood codes: A–Alpharetta, B–Buckhead, IP–Inman Park, OFW–Old Fourth Ward, M—Midtown, D–Downtown, P–Perimeter Mall area, SS–Sandy Springs, VH–Virginia-Highland, V—Vinings, W–Westside

AMERICAN Canoe Located in Atlanta’s historic Vinings area on the Chattahoochee River where Buckhead meets Vinings. Its original cuisine and distinctive design have already been featured in Bon Appetit, Food And Wine, Gourmet, The Wine Spectator and The New York Times. Canoe, recipient of the prestigious Mobil 4 Star Award, was also selected as one of the “Best New Restaurants” in the country by the James Beard Foundation. 4199 Paces Ferry Road SE, 770-432-2663, canoeatl.com. V (Re-opening late November) Lenox Square Grill offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. DJ every Friday and Saturday night till 2am. Private meeting rooms accommodate up to 150. 3393 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.841.2377, lenoxsquaregrill.com. B Livingston Restaurant and Bar It’s hard to beat the location (across the street from the Fox at the Georgian Terrace), and diners get complimentary parking, but the main attraction is the glamour of the main dining room, which has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, and the al

fresco seating area, which is available in warm weather. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 800-651-2316, livingstonatlanta.com. M Lobby The menu focuses on seasonal fare at this sophisticated American restaurant in the lobby of TWELVE Atlantic Station. 361 17 St., 404-961-7370, lobbyattwelve.com. M ONE.midtown kitchen Dine on fresh, seasonal American cuisine in a club-like atmosphere near Piedmont Park. 559 Dutch Valley Rd., 404892-4111, onemidtownkitchen.com. M Murphy’s This restaurant has one of the city’s top brunch menus, but it’s known for great peoplewatching and its contemporary comfort food. 997 Virginia Ave., 404-872-0904, murphysvh.com. VH Two Urban Licks “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404-522-4622, twourbanlicks.com. M WaterHaven is an upscale casual restaurant, featuring contemporary American cuisine with local influences. The menu focuses on fresh homemade products with a farm-to-table philosophy utilizing local, organic and seasonal


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products, whenever possible. 75 5th St., 404214-6740, waterhavenatl.com. M

American/steakhouse Bone’s has been recognized as the best steakhouse in Atlanta -- and by many, as the best steakhouse in America. Prime beef, fresh seafood and Maine lobster are served along with regional specialties from our Southern roots. Bone’s has received the Best of Atlanta Steakhouse Award each year running for the past sixteen years. Recently, Zagat recognized Bone’s as having the highest rating for food and service of any steakhouse in America. 3130 Piedmont Road NE, 404-237-2663, bonesrestaurant.com. B Joey D’s Oakroom Near Perimeter Mall, this stylish steakhouse has a staggering selection of spirits and a hot after-dinner singles scene. 1015 Crown Pointe Pkwy., 770-512-7063, centraarchy.com. P New York Prime A Prime Time Top-10 USDA Prime Steakhouse known for its wine list, atmosphere and world-class service. 3424 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-846-0644, centraarchy. com. B Prime Enjoy steak, sushi a nd seafood in a festive atmosphere near Lenox Mall. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-812-0555, h2sr.com. B Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse A favorite local steak house with multiple locations near shopping and entertainment hotspots. Sides are generous, and the quality of the steaks and seafood is excellent. Three locations: Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-365-0660; Sandy Springs, 5788 Roswell Road, 404-255-0035; Centennial Olympic Park, 267 Marietta St., 404-223-6500; ruthschris.com. B, SS, D The Tavern at Phipps This is one of Atlanta’s hottest after-work spots, and has been singled out for its happy hour and singles scene by Jezebel, InSite Magazine and the AOL City Guide. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-814-9640, centraarchy.com. B

American/southern Home Restaurant & Bar Farm-to-table Southerninspired cuisine is served nightly; half-price bottles of wine available every Sunday. 111 W. Paces Ferry Rd., 404-869-0777, h2sr.com. B

South City Kitchen Midtown With a stylish, Southern-contemporary menu, this DiRoNA restaurant helped make grits hip for the business crowd. Sundays are BBQ Nite. 1144 Crescent Ave. 404-873-7358, southcitykitchen.com. M Terrace celebrates American heirloom recipes through supporting local and regional farmers, fisherman and producers. It recaptures the pure simple flavors and tastes of natural and organic ingredients while bursting with delicious flavors. 176 Peachtree St. NW, 678.651.2770, ellishotel.com/terrace. D

asian fusion Aja Restaurant & Bar Serving modern Asian cuisine, Aja has a 150-seat patio overlooking Buckhead and a huge lounge, where diners nosh on dim sum and sip mai tais. 3500 Lenox Rd., Ste. 100, 404-231-0001, h2sr.com. B Straits Tastes of Singapore’s four culinary cultures (Malaysian/Indonesian, Chinese, Indian and Nonya) blend at this celebrity friendly restaurant co-owned by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. 793 Juniper St. NE, 404-877-1283, straitsrestaurants.com. M

brasserie French American Brasserie (FAB) A reinvention of Atlanta’s famed Brasserie Le Coze, FAB serves a combination of classic French fare and American chops. A covered terrace overlooks the city skyline. 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., 404-2661440, fabatlanta.com. D Joël is a chic yet relaxed French restaurant that blends contemporary style with rustic flavors. Responsible for one of Atlanta’s most acclaimed dining experiences, Chef Cyrille Holota guides the kitchen as executive chef, bringing his full-flavored brasserie concept to the menu. 3290 Northside Parkway, 404-2333500, joelbrasserie.com. B

brew pub/gormet pub fare Gordon Biersch Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this brewery-restaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. For a small additional fee, pre-show diners can leave cars in the lot while they’re at the Fox. 848 Peachtree St. NE, 404-870-0805, gordonbiersch.com. M


Tap A gastropub offering easy-to-share pub fare and an extensive beer selection. The patio is a great place to chill after work. 1180 Peachtree St., 404-347-2220, tapat1180.com. M

creole/cajun

mexican El Taco An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats and killer margaritas. 1186 N. Highland Ave. NE, 404-873-4656, eltaco-atlanta.com. VH

Parish New Orleans-inspired dishes served with a modern twist and a fully stocked raw bar; a Nawlins-inspired brunch is served on the weekends. Downstairs, a take-away market sells sandwiches, spices, pastries and beverages. 240 N. Highland Ave., 404-681-4434, parishatl.com. IP

Goldfish This fun seafood/sushi restaurant has Happy Hour specials Mon-Fri and nightly entertainment in its lounge. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., 770-671-0100, h2sr.com. P

european fusion

spanish/tapas

Ecco Esquire Magazine named this casual, European-influenced bistro a “Best New Restaurant in America.” It’s also gotten raves for its killer wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and impressive meat and cheese menus. 40 Seventh St. NE, 404-347-9555, ecco-atlanta.com. M

Noche A Virginia-Highland favorite known for its Spanish-style tapas dishes and margaritas. 1000 Virginia Ave., 404-815-9155, h2sr.com. VH

seafood/sushi

sports bar

LOLA Bellini bar and restaurant specializing in wood-fired meats and pastas. 3280 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-892-9292, h2sr.com. B

STATS A modern sports bar that doesn’t skimp on the quality of its food; five bars and multiple screens are at your service. 300 Marietta St., 404-885-1472, statsatl.com. D

italian

steak/sushi

La Tavola Serving classic Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner in the heart of VirginiaHighland. 992 Virginia Ave., 404-873-5430, latavolatrattoria.com. VH

Room This elegant restaurant serves steak and sushi on the ground floor of the TWELVE Centennial Park hotel. 400 W. Peachtree St., 404-418-1250, roomattwelve.com. D

Medici Tuscan cuisine served in the typical Tuscan spirit; flexible menu with Tuscanrubbed steaks and a wide selection of antipasti, insalata e zuppes, pastas, hand tossed pizza and bistecches. 2450 Galleria Pkwy., 770-9534500, renaissancewaverly.com. V

Strip This sophisticated steak, seafood and sushi restaurant offers an in-house DJ and a rooftop deck. Atlantic Station at 18th St., 404385-2005, h2sr.com. M

mediterranean ENO Atlanta’s true European Mediterranean inspired restaurant and wine bar, or “enoteca”, has come to epitomize European-Mediterranean quality of life in Atlanta. 800 Peachtree St., 404685-3191, enorestaurant.com. M

mediterranean/latin/asian fusion Shout A young crowd keeps Shout’s rooftop lounge hopping every night. The menu reflects a mix of Mediterranean, Far Eastern and South American influences. 1197 Peachtree St N.E., 404-846-2000, h2sr.com. M

Twist This lively restaurant has a huge bar, satay station, tapas menu, and sushi and seafood dishes; patio seating is first-come, first-served. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-869-1191, h2sr.com. B Ray’s Restaurants Ray’s in the City is the downtown location of the steak, seafood and sushi chain. Ray’s Killer Creek offers an awardwinning Sunday brunch, and Ray’s on the River is one of Atlanta’s most romantic restaurants. All three have excellent food, award-winning wine lists and live entertainment. Ray’s in the City: 240 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, 404-5249224; Ray’s on the River: 6700 Powers Ferry Rd., Sandy Springs, 770-955-1187; Ray’s Killer Creek: 1700 Mansell Rd. (at Ga. 400), 770-649-0064; raysrestaurants.com. D, SS, A


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