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“A painter paints pictures on canvas, but musicians paint their pictures on silence.” This quote by Leopold Stokowski made me instantly think of Carmen. The heroine that was immortalized in Prosper Merimee’s novella is one of the most iconic characters in opera. It is fascinating to recount the progression from the book to the operatic stage. While the novella created a vivid painting on the background of Andalusia, Seville, and the Basque country, Bizet’s score captured elusive feelings that were impossible to express in words. The fatal attraction between a couple, the passion, jealousy, danger, and looming death that stares at the protagonists can only be captured by this incredible score, written by a 36-year-old visionary who was way ahead of his time. Carmen is an opera that greatly depends on an exceptional cast. You are up for a treat in that regard. Rising star Varduhi Abrahamyan makes her American debut in the title role, the great tenor Gianluca Terranova returns to Atlanta in the role of Don José, Nicole Cabell returns to sing Micaëla (after her memorable Juliet

a couple of seasons ago), and Edward Parks (fresh from creating the titular role in the groundbreaking The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs) is Escamillo, the bullfighter. This is one of the most exciting casts we have ever assembled, and these artists are bound to shine with the powerful Atlanta Opera Orchestra under the baton of our Music Director Arthur Fagen. Georges Bizet died of a sudden heart attack three months after Carmen premiered. Many declared that he died of a broken heart due to the opera’s poor initial critical reception. The Atlanta Opera acknowledges revolutionaries like Bizet, who took leaps of faith in their life pursuits and were brave enough to change the way we think about art and life. The world and Atlanta, in particular, includes quite a few of these visionaries, and we dedicate this performance to them. Enjoy the show!

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This production is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.

THE ATLANTA OPERA DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE Mr. & Mrs. Ronald R. Antinori - The Antinori Foundation Nancy & *Jim Bland Harold Brody & Donald Smith John & Rosemary Brown The Laura & Montague Boyd Foundation Mr. Robert P. Dean & Mr. Robert Epstein Mr. & Mrs. John L. Connolly Ann & Frank Critz Martha Thompson Dinos Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Gross John L. Hammaker Mr. Howard W. Hunter - Gramma Fisher Foundation 6

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CARMEN CREDITS MUSIC Georges Bizet LIBRETTO Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy FIRST PERFORMANCE: March 3, 1875, at Opéra-Comique, Paris

CONDUCTOR Arthur Fagen DIRECTOR Brenna Corner*† SCENIC DESIGNER Allen Charles Klein LIGHTING DESIGNER Robert Wierzel WIG & MAKEUP DESIGNER James McGough COSTUMES COORDINATOR Joanna Schmink ASSISTANT LIGHTING DESIGNER Ben Rawson CHOREOGRAPHER Amir Levy FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER Michelle Ladd CHORUS MASTER Lisa Hasson CHILDREN'S CHORUS MASTER Rolando Salazar

CAST (IN ORDER OF VOCAL APPEARANCE) FRASQUITA Kaitlyn Johnson MORALÈS Calvin Griffin MERCÉDÈS Sofia Selowsky MICAËLA Nicole Cabell ESCAMILLO Edward Parks DON JOSÉ Gianluca Terranova LE DANCAÏRE Joseph Lattanzi ZUNIGA David Crawford LE REMENDADO Justin Stolz* CARMEN Varduhi Abrahamyan

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Whitney McAnally MUSICAL PREPARATION Elena Kholodova, Valerie Pool* PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Brian August ASSISTANT PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGERS Renée Varnas, Kristin Kelley CHILDREN'S CHORUS CAPTAIN Emily Copeland

Performed in French with English supertitles Approximate running time: 3 hours, 20 minutes including 2 intermissions *member of The Atlanta Opera Studio †The Jerry & Dulcy Rosenberg Young Artist Stage Director, given in honor of Tomer Zvulun Costumes courtesy of Malibar, Ltd.; Western Costume Co.; Costume Rentals - Guthrie Theater English Captions provided by Cincinnati Opera & Brenna Corner 7


SYNOPSIS The Atlanta Opera's 2004 production of Carmen performed at the Atlanta Civic Center. Emily Golden as Carmen and Oziel Garza-Ornelas as Escamillo. photo: J.D. Scott

ACT I A TOWN SQUARE IN SEVILLE, SPAIN

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Moralès and his soldiers pass their time reading and playing dice. Micaëla appears, looking for her fiancé, Corporal Don José. She is told that José will arrive with the changing of the guard. Micaëla departs. Lieutenant Zuniga and Don José arrive for the changing of the guard. The midday bell rings, and the women who have been working in the factory come outside for their break. Among them is

Carmen, who entrances all — except Don José. Carmen throws a flower at him and returns to the factory. Micaëla returns with a letter from Don José's mother. Suddenly, sounds of a fight are heard in the factory. Women burst loudly into the square, and Carmen is accused of wounding her co-worker with a knife. José is ordered to arrest Carmen. Once they are alone, Carmen convinces José to help her escape. Don José unties Carmen, and she flees. José is arrested.


ACT II LILLAS PASTIA'S TAVERN At the end of a dance, Zuniga tells Carmen that José has been released after a month in prison. The famous bullfighter Escamillo arrives. He is immediately attracted to Carmen, but she refuses his advances. The smugglers Remendado and Dancaïro enter. They ask Carmen, Frasquita, and Mercédès for their help on a smuggling mission. Carmen refuses, saying again that she is waiting for Don José, her true love. Don José arrives and Carmen dances for him. When Don José tells Carmen he

must return to the barracks, she mocks him and accuses him of not loving her; if he did, he would leave the army and join her in the mountains. Don José tells her he loves her but that he must go. Zuniga bursts in. The two men brawl. Zuniga and Don José are restrained, but now that Don José has attacked his superior officer, he has no choice but to leave the army and join the smugglers. ACT III A MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY The smugglers are on their way to the border with their stolen goods. There is tension between Carmen and Don José.

The Atlanta Opera's 1992 production of Carmen performed at Atlanta Symphony Hall. This production was set in 1960s Cuba with Delores Zeigler as Carmen. photo: Keiko Guest

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They have an argument and Carmen joins the women, who are using cards to tell their fortunes. For Carmen, the cards foresee only death. Don José is left behind to guard stolen goods at the camp. Micaëla enters searching for Don José, but she hides when Don José fires his gun at an intruder. It is Escamillo, searching for Carmen. Don José is furious, and they fight. They are interrupted by Carmen and the other smugglers. Escamillo departs, inviting everyone — especially Carmen — to his next bullfight in Seville. Micaëla is discovered and reveals that Don José's mother is dying. She begs him to return home. Carmen urges him to go. Don José decides he must leave, but he warns Carmen that they will meet again.

ACT IV OUTSIDE THE BULLRING IN SEVILLE Carmen escorts Escamillo as an excited crowd cheers the bullfighters. Frasquita and Mercédès warn Carmen that Don José has been seen in the crowd. Don José finds Carmen alone and pleads with her to forget the past and start a new life with him. Carmen tells Don José that everything between them is over. When Don José tries to prevent Carmen from joining her new lover, she loses her temper. She angrily throws down a ring that Don José had given her. Enraged, Don José stabs Carmen as the crowd cheers Escamillo's victory. Synopsis courtesy of Opera America

Arthur Fagen conducts The Atlanta Opera's 2012 production of Carmen with María José Montiel in the title role. photo: J.D. Scott

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THREE'S A CROWD

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Bizet’s Carmen remains as tantalizing, popular, and provocative as the deadly love triangle it features, first staged a century and a half ago. BY NOEL MORRIS You could spend several hours trying to come up with a better playlist than Carmen and not top this hit parade. For 140 years, it has sent opera-goers whistling their way out of the theater. It also has provoked many an argument during the ride home. What has the audience just experienced? Who is the villain in the story? Composer Georges Bizet gets a free pass on this, because he doesn’t tell us what to think. He just tells the tale. The answers must come from the audience. What are your cultural biases, Bizet seems to ask. 12

Famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud saw Carmen in 1883 and described it as a study in what can happen when a gentleman fails to repress his natural drives. For Freud, Carmen offered a contrast between refined middle-class people and the spontaneous, freewheeling lower class. Others commenting over the years have said similar things, all of which can be distilled down to something Don José’s mother might have said: He’s a fine, young man who gets mixed up with the wrong girl.


Of course we are living in different times. For many of you, Don José likely sends up all sorts of red flags. He lets his mother supplement his pay. He’s a deserter. He promises to love two women in 10 minutes, and gets insanely possessive over the one who clearly espouses free love. The original Paris audience would have known Don José from Prosper Mérimée’s novella. In it, Don José kills a man and joins the army to avoid prosecution. The opera picks up the story after this, and gives only the slightest hint of it. At no point does Carmen lie to Don José. Why, then, do so many people consider him a hapless victim? Well, when Mérimée crafted his story, he ratcheted up the drama by giving Carmen two essential qualities: She’s uncommonly alluring and an untouchable, a Gypsy (Roma or Romani is the preferred term). Carmen is a force of nature and toys with men,

which makes her threatening. It’s like blaming the money, instead of the bank robber. In 1872, Paris had a number of rival opera companies. Bizet was commissioned to write Carmen for Opéra-Comique, which specialized in productions with singing and dialogue. Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy were commissioned to write the libretto. The decision excited some and worried others (particularly French theater director/librettist Adolphe de Leuven). Halévy offered this account: “ ‘Carmen! Mérimée's Carmen! Isn't she killed by her lover? And these bandits, gypsies, and girls working in a cigar factory! At the OpéraComique! The family theater, the theater of wedding parties ... you’ll frighten our audience away. That's impossible.’ I explained to M. Leuven that ours was a toned-down, softened Carmen, and that we had introduced some

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characters perfectly in keeping with the style of the opera comique, especially a young girl of great chastity and innocence. ... And Carmen’s death ... would be sneaked in somehow at the conclusion of a lively and brilliant act, in broad daylight, on a holiday filled with processions, dances and gay fanfares. M. Leuven acquiesced, but after a prolonged struggle. And when I left his office, he said: ‘Please try not to let her die. Death at the Opera-Comique. That's never happened before, do you hear, never. Don't let her die, I implore you, my dear child.’ ” Leuven resigned in protest over the production. The chorus, which usually

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stood and sang in place, grumbled at having to smoke cigarettes and misbehave. But the two principals who sang the roles of Carmen and Don José threatened to quit if the company didn’t produce Carmen without changes. And so, Carmen opened March 3, 1875. Some giants in French music attended, including Camille Saint-Saëns, Charles Gounod, Jules Massenet, and Léo Delibes. Much of what alarmed Leuven alarmed the public and the press, as well. It took the French years to warm up to the piece. A Vienna production later in 1875 was far more successful, and Carmen went global. Tchaikovsky saw an 1876 revival in Paris and called it a “masterpiece.” But 36-year-old Bizet didn’t live to see success. He died three months after Carmen premiered.


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CAST & CREATIVE ARTHUR FAGEN CARL & SALLY GABLE MUSIC DIRECTOR ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: LA TRAVIATA, 2005

Arthur Fagen is a regular guest of the world’s leading opera houses, concert halls, and music festivals, including, most notably, the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Staatsoper Berlin, Bavarian State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Vienna Staatsoper. In North America, he has been a frequent guest of the New York City Opera, Portland Opera, Chautauqua, and New Orleans Opera, among others. Notable orchestras he has conducted include the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; the Czech Philharmonic; RAI Orchestras of Turin, Naples, Milan, Rome; and Israel Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Fagen served as music director of the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra and Opera, principal conductor in Kassel and Brunswick, chief conductor of the Flanders Opera in Antwerp and Ghent, and was music director of the Queens Symphony Orchestra. He has made a number of recordings for Naxos and BMG. Born in New York, maestro Fagen began his conducting studies with Laszlo Halasz and served as assistant to Christoph von Dohnanyi at Frankfurt Opera and James Levine at the Metropolitan Opera. Maestro Fagen is professor of music in instrumental conducting at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.

BRENNA CORNER DIRECTOR

THE JERRY & DULCY ROSENBERG YOUNG ARTIST STAGE DIRECTOR, GIVEN IN HONOR OF TOMER ZVULUN ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO, 2016

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Brenna Corner has worked as a director, actor, singer, choreographer, and fight director across Canada, the United States, and Europe. She is the artistic director of Fraser Lyric Opera and Manitoba Underground Opera in Winnipeg, Canada. Last season she made her directorial mainstage debut directing a new production of Hansel and Gretel designed by the Old Trout Puppet Workshop for Vancouver Opera. Ms. Corner returned for her second summer at the Glimmerglass Festival as the director for Scalia/Ginsburg. Select directing projects include L’Elisir d’amore (Vancouver Opera), The Magic Flute in schools (The Atlanta Opera), Scalia/Ginsburg (Glimmerglass Festival), Sweeney Todd (New Orleans Opera), Hansel and Gretel (Vancouver Opera), Cendrillon (Manitoba Underground Opera), Béatrice et Benedict (Fraser Lyric Opera), The Turn of the Screw (Accademia Europea dell’ Opera). Select assistant directing projects include The Flying Dutchman and Turandot (The Atlanta Opera); The Siege of Calais (Glimmerglass Festival); Carmen (Canadian Opera Company); Stickboy (Vancouver Opera); Der fliegende Hollander (Calgary Opera). Brenna has a degree in music from The University of Manitoba, and theater diplomas from Grant MacEwan College and The British American Drama Academy.


ALLEN CHARLES KLEIN SCENIC DESIGNER ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: CARMEN, 2012

Allen Charles Klein, a native New Yorker, studied painting and sculpture at the Art Students League and the High School of Music and Art. He completed his studies in theater design at Boston University under Horace Armistead and Raymond Sovey. He is the only American designer to have focused his career exclusively to the production of design for the opera stage, and together with Bliss Hebert as director, has created more than 70 new productions. His work has been seen in America in virtually every opera house, including San Francisco, Dallas, Santa Fe, Seattle, Portland, Houston, Baltimore, Miami, San Diego, Detroit, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Mexico City, and the Metropolitan Opera. In Europe, Mr. Klein has designed productions for the Scottish Opera, Edinburgh Festival, Opera Northern Ireland, the Glyndebourne Festival, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and the Vienna Staatsoper. His work has also been seen on the stages of the Schwetzingen Festival, Frankfurt Oper, Barcelona, Madrid, and at the Teatro alla Fenice in Venice. He has designed the world premieres of Floyds’ Of Mice and Men and The Passion of Jonathan Wade, Villa-Lobos' Yerma, Thomas Pasatieris’ The Sea Gull, and John Eatons’ The Tempest. Together with Bliss Hebert, Mr. Klein divides his time between homes in Miami and Ribeauville, France.

ROBERT WIERZEL LIGHTING DESIGNER

ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, 2011 Robert Wierzel has worked in opera, theater, dance, museums, and contemporary music. Opera credits include productions with the opera companies of Paris Garnier, Tokyo, Toronto, Bergen, Norway, Glimmerglass Festival, Seattle, Boston Lyric, Minnesota, San Francisco, Houston, Virginia, Chicago Lyric, Opera Theatre of Chicago, Montreal, Vancouver, Portland, Wolf Trap, NYCO, and San Diego. His dance work includes 33 years with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. Broadway credits include Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill starring Audra McDonald; Fela! (Tony Award nomination), and David Copperfield’s Broadway debut, Dreams and Nightmares. Off-Broadway includes productions with the NYSF/Public Theatre, The Signature Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, and Playwrights Horizons. Robert’s extensive regional theatre work includes productions at the Alliance Theatre Company (Atlanta); Goodman Theatre; A.C.T. San Francisco; Arena Stage (Washington, D.C.), Center Stage, Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Shakespeare Theatre (Washington, D.C.); Hartford Stage; Long Wharf Theatre; The Guthrie; Mark Taper Forum; Actors Theatre Louisville, and The Old Globe. He is adjunct faculty at N.Y.U.’s Tisch School and a guest lecturer at the Yale School of Drama. 17


JAMES MCGOUGH WIG & MAKEUP DESIGNER ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: TURANDOT, 2017

James is pleased to return to The Atlanta Opera. For the past 20 seasons, he has been the resident wig and makeup designer at the Virginia Opera. James is originally from Detroit, but his 30-year career has taken him to opera, theater, and dance companies across the United States.

AMIR LEVY CHOREOGRAPHER ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT

Born and raised in Israel, Amir Levy has received numerous awards and honors from the America-Israeli Cultural Foundation and was declared a Distinguished Artist by the Israeli Ministry of Education. He has been a company member with the Bat-Dor Dance Company, Ballet Hispanico of New York, and he has spent the last 20 seasons with the Metropolitan Opera as both dance captain and as principal dancer. The Met HD broadcasts showcased his work with some of today's leading directors, including Anthony Minghella (Madama Butterfly), Julie Taymor (Die Zauberflöte), Mary Zimmerman (Lucia di Lammermoor), Francesca Zambello (Cyrano), Michael Grandage (Don Giovanni), Des McAnuff (Faust), and Francois Girard (Parsifal). Additionally, Amir has worked closely with Placido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Jonas Kaufmann, Peter Mattei, Natalie Dessay, and Anna Netrebko. Musical theater credits include the first national tour of Victor/Victoria and the Hal Prince Evita. He is setting the lead dancers’ tracks for the new international touring company of Evita in association with original choreographer Larry Fuller. Also as associate choreographer, he has worked with Sara Erde and Richard Eyre on critically acclaimed productions of Werther (Metropolitan Opera), Manon Lescaut (Baden-Baden), and Le nozze di Figaro (Metropolitan Opera). Amir is thrilled to make his Atlanta Opera debut this season. 18


MICHELLE LADD FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER

ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN, 2017 Michelle Ladd has been working as a professional action director, choreographer, and performer of stunts, staged combat, dance, and acting for over 20 years. Although a native of the Southeast, she honed her stage fight skills in Britain at the Royal Academy of Dramatic art and built her career in Los Angeles. She is a recognized fight director with the Society of American Fight Directors and the International Order of the Sword and the Pen. She has worked throughout North America, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, and Asia. Her credits span theater, film, and motion capture and include motion capture stunt coordinator for Thor; motion capture fight director for Pirates of the Caribbean – At World’s End; motion capture combat choreographer for The Lord of the Rings – Return of the King and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; performer with Barneville/Carteret Viking Fest – Freiki Klan Denmark; fight instruction and demonstration of Parnü Vöitlus Estonia; and featured guest for Korea’s Theatre Magazine. She made her debut with The Atlanta Opera as the Stunt Coordinator for The Flying Dutchman. She and her husband own RE:Action Stunts and Broad-Motion Entertainment while raising their three young stunt boys.

LISA HASSON CHORUS MASTER

ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: TURANDOT, 2017 This year marks Lisa Hasson’s 14th season with Des Moines Metro Opera where she is both Chorus Master and Director of the Apprentice Artist Program. Since 2009, she has been Kentucky Opera’s principal coach and music director of the studio artist program. In 2011 she was appointed Chorus Master. She has worked as a coach and repetiteur for Opera North, Indianapolis Opera, New Orleans Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Nevada Opera, Knoxville Opera, Berkshire Opera, Opera Birmingham, Utah Festival Opera, and Kentucky Opera. From 2001 to 2003, Lisa was the music director for the Artist in Residence Program at Opera Theatre of St. Louis. From 2001 to 2006, she served on the music staff of Sarasota Opera. She has been a guest artist at Miami University, McGill University, Cincinnati College-Conservatory, University of Kentucky, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Since 2013 she has been the opera coach at Miami University (Ohio), and in 2016 was a guest coach for the FGO studio program. Lisa received her Bachelor of Music in piano performance from McGill University in Montreal. It is there that she began studying opera coaching and accompanying under Dixie Ross Neill. Further studies were completed at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio in London. 19


ROLANDO SALAZAR CHILDREN'S CHORUS MASTER

ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: LA TRAVIATA, 2013 Rolando Salazar is the Assistant Conductor, Interim Chorus Master, and the Music Administrator for The Atlanta Opera. He has served as assistant conductor and pianist at the Bellingham Festival of Music, as assistant conductor at La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy, and as coach/conductor for the Harrower Opera Workshop. He serves as artistic director and conductor of the Georgia Piedmont Youth Orchestra while maintaining a guest conducting schedule, most recently in performances with the Georgia State University Orchestra, Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra, Georgia State University Opera, and the Ozark Family Opera. Mr. Salazar also keeps an active coaching and collaborative piano schedule in Atlanta, preparing numerous singers for engagements with major orchestras and opera houses all over the world. A student of Michael Palmer, he is a graduate of Georgia State University with a Master of Music in orchestral conducting and an Artist Diploma in orchestra and opera.

CALVIN GRIFFIN MORALÈS

ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS, 2017 Calvin Griffin is a native of Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Griffin made his debut with the Florida Grand Opera singing Escamillo in Carmen. In the 2016-17 season he performed Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin, Victor in Before Night Falls, and Samuel in Un ballo in maschera. As an Arizona Opera Studio artist he performed the roles of the Captain in Florencia en el Amazonas, Zuniga in Carmen, Pistola in Falstaff, Count Ceprano in Rigoletto, Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin, Speaker/Second Armored Man in Die Zauberflöte, Hortensius in La fille du régiment, Colline in La bohème, and Dr. Grenville in La traviata. Last March, he made his Opera Columbus debut as Colline in La bohème. Most recently, Calvin returned to the Glimmerglass Festival to sing Elviro in Xerxes and the Undertaker in Porgy and Bess. Last season at Glimmerglass, he sang the role of Fabrizio and covered Gottardo in La gazza ladra, and covered the title role in Sweeney Todd. This season Mr. Griffin makes exciting debuts with Opera Birmingham singing Escamillo in Carmen, Opera on the James as Leporello in Don Giovanni, and Opera Orlando singing Alidoro in La cenerentola, and will also return to Arizona Opera to sing Dr. Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia. In concert he sings Handel’s Messiah with the Richmond Symphony and Bach’s Mass in B minor with Gloria Musicae in Sarasota, Fla. 20


NICOLE CABELL MICAËLA

ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: THE MAGIC FLUTE, 2010 Nicole Cabell, the 2005 winner of the BBC Singer of the World Competition in Cardiff and Decca recording artist, is one of the most sought-after lyric sopranos of today. Her 2017-18 season includes performances of the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro with the Grand Théâtre de Genève and Michigan Opera Theatre, and Flavia in Cavalli’s Eliogabalo with the Dutch National Opera. She will perform and record a duo program with Alyson Cambridge with the Lake Forest Symphony, Bernstein’s White House Cantata with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Elijah with the Bach Oregon Festival, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. Future engagements include returns to London, St. Paul (Minn.), and Cincinnati and a debut in Pittsburgh. She recently performed her debut as Bess in Porgy and Bess with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, sang the role of Mimì in La bohème with the Minnesota Opera and the Cincinnati Opera, and sang the role of the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro with Angers Nantes Opera in France. She sang Shéhérazade with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Nashville Symphony, and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Oregon Bach Festival. In addition to performing, Nicole Cabell holds a position of assistant professor of voice at the DePaul School of Music.

GIANLUCA TERRANOVA DON JOSÉ ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: LA BOHÈME, 2015

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Born in Rome, Mr. Terranova attracted international attention jumping in as Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto at the Arena di Verona. His great critical success lead to his reputation as one of the great interpreters of the role. In 2010, he had great personal success making his debut at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, again as the Duke of Mantua, under the baton of James Conlon, who also chose him for that role in Los Angeles. At the beginning of his career, he made his debut in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Falstaff, Madama Butterfly, Nabucco, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Mavra, Il pirata, and Gina by Cilea. Past engagements include La bohème, Rigoletto, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (special concert under Zubin Mehta) in Florence; Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor in Frankfurt; Alfredo in La traviata in Verona (Filarmonico) and Venice with Myung Wung Chung; La bohème in Torre del Lago (Puccini Festival) and in Bologna; La Fille du Régiment in Trieste and on tour in Italy; La Damnation de Faust in Palermo; Lucia di Lammermoor in Naples; La bohème and Rigoletto in Venice; Un ballo in maschera, and Verdi’s Requiem in Trieste, with Gianluigi Gelmetti conducting. He portrayed Enrico Caruso in the Italian TV movie “Caruso, la voce dell’amore,” both singing and acting as the great Italian tenor. In October 2012, he released his first CD Gianluca Terranova canta Caruso (EMI) with Arena di Verona Orchesta. In July 2015, he released his second CD: Recital (Warner Classic Italy).


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ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: ROMEO & JULIET, 2016 Bass-baritone David Crawford is thrilled to be returning to The Atlanta Opera. He was last seen in Atlanta as Capulet in Romeo and Juliet. A 12-year veteran of the Metropolitan Opera, where he has more than 350 performances, this season he was seen in Les contes d'Hoffmann as Hermann/Schlemeil. Other recent highlights include Betto in Gianni Schicchi with the Seiji Ozawa Opera Project in Japan, Banquo in Macbeth with Chautauqua Opera, Sam in Trouble in Tahiti in concert with the Tucson Symphony, and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Columbus Symphony. Upcoming engagements include Basilio in The Barber of Seville with Boston Lyric Opera, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Knoxville Opera, the Grand Inquisitor in Candide with the Clarence Brown Theater, as well as a return to the Metropolitan Opera. He lives in Knoxville, Tenn., with his wife, Laura Beth, and their 6-year-old daughter Lily. This summer, at Knoxville's Flying Anvil Theatre, the family will perform together for the time time, in a cabaret chronicling their lives as performers. David is proudly represented by ADA artists, and you can read more at www.ada-artists.com or find him on Facebook as David Crawford, bass-baritone.

VARDUHI ABRAHAMYAN CARMEN ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT

Born into a family of musicians, Franco-Armenian mezzo-soprano Varduhi Abrahamyan completed her studies at the Conservatory of Yerevan. Season 2017-18 started with a debut as Mrs. Quickly in Falstaff and Ulrica in Un ballo in maschera at Opéra Bastille. Last season she appeared at Toronto’s Canadian Opera Company as Polinesso in Handel’s Ariodante, and at Teatro Massimo di Palermo as Carmen. She then sang Bradamante in Alcina at Opernhaus Zürich with Cecilia Bartoli, Carmen and Eugene Onegin at the Paris Opera, and a concert version of Rigoletto in Hannover with the NDR Radiophilharmonie. She sang at the Paris Opera Isabella (L’italiana in Algeri), Ottone (L'incoronazione di Poppea), Cornelia (Giulio Cesare), Pauline (Pique Dame), and Maddalena (Rigoletto) under conductor Daniel Oren. She performed the role of Lydia Tchoukovskaïa for the premiere of Bruno Mantovani’s opera Akhmatova. Further highlights in her career include the roles of Malcolm (La donna del lago) at Vienna’s Theater an der Wien, Carmen in Toulon, Néris (Cherubini’s Médée), and Rinaldo at the Théâtre des ChampsElysées. She also played Arsace (Semiramide) at the Montpellier Opera, Nerestano (Bellini’s Zaïra) at the Montpellier Festival and for Radio France, Pauline (Pique Dame) at the Capitole in Toulouse, and Bersi (Andrea Chénier) with Pinchas Steinberg. Future plans include Alcina at the Champs Elysées, Eugene Onegin in Toronto, Carmen at Opernhaus Zürich and Opera Hong Kong, La Forza del Destino at Opéra Bastille. 24


KAITLYN JOHNSON FRASQUITA ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT

American soprano Kaitlyn Johnson is quickly becoming a young artist to watch in operatic repertoire from classical to contemporary. Kaitlyn will join the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio for the 2018-19 season, where she will perform Doris Parker in Daniel Schnyder’s Charlie Parker’s Yardbird and Fiordiligi in Studio performances of Così fan tutte. Celebrated on the operatic stage for her "powerful and dramatic soprano," (The Bloomington Herald-Times), she has appeared as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with both Indiana University Opera Theater and onstage at the Estates Theatre as part of the Prague Summer Nights Festival. While a graduate student at Indiana University, Kaitlyn also performed the title role in I.U. Opera Theater’s premiere of Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas. She is a graduate of Indiana University (M.M.) and Rice University (B.M., cum laude), and is an alumnus of the Aspen Opera Center and Houston Grand Opera’s Young Artist Vocal Academy. Kaitlyn is the recipient of a 2017 Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the 2016 Georgina Joshi International Fellowship (Indiana University), and the 2015 Farb Family Outstanding Graduate Award (Rice University). An alumnus of Atlanta Opera’s High School Opera Institute and a graduate of The Westminster Schools, she is thrilled to make her professional debut as Frasquita.

SOFIA SELOWSKY MERCÉDÈS ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT

Praised by Opera News as a “silvery-luminescent mezzo-soprano of power and poise,” Sofia Selowsky is quickly establishing herself as an exciting artist. Current season highlights include her role debut as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia at Houston Grand Opera, performances of Dominick Argento’s Casa Guidi with the Lexington Philharmonic, Mozart’s Requiem with the North Carolina Symphony, and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. In the summer of 2018, she will join Des Moines Metro Opera, performing the role of the Stewardess in Jonathan Dove's Flight. In the 2016-17 season, she returned to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis to perform the role of Frau Grubach in the American premiere of Philip Glass’ The Trial, for which she received praise for her “beautifully free, rich-toned mezzo.” She joined Ars Lyrica for performances of Handel’s Jephtha and performed Falla’s Siete Canciones Populares Españolas with Da Camera of Houston. She returned to the Houston Symphony Orchestra as the mezzo soloist in Falla's The Three-Cornered Hat. A graduate of the famed Houston Grand Opera Studio, Ms. Selowsky was heard in a wide variety of roles during her time as a Studio Artist, including Suzuki in Madama Butterfly opposite Ana Maria Martinez, the Fox in Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince, the Second Wood Nymph in Rusalka, Nell Gwynn in the world premiere of Carlisle Floyd’s new opera, Prince of Players, and Eliza in the premiere of David Hanlon’s After the Storm. 25


EDWARD PARKS ESCAMILLO

ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: FAUST, 2014 Baritone Edward Parks was awarded third prize in Placido Domingo’s 2015 Operalia Competition and was presented in its “The Voices of 2015” concert in Hungary. Recent highlights include performances of Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with the Metropolitan Opera, and his critically acclaimed performance of the title role in the world premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs with Santa Fe Opera. He was recently seen as Mercutio with Opera de Monte Carlo on tour in Oman, the Count in Le nozze di Figaro with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Marcello in La bohème with Minnesota Opera, and Escamillo in Carmen with Nashville Opera. His 2017-18 season includes Inman in Cold Mountain with North Carolina Opera, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore with Opera Oviedo in Spain, Valentin in Faust with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Portland Opera, a return to the Metropolitan Opera to cover the Count in Le nozze di Figaro, and concerts with the Marilyn Horne Foundation and the Winter Chamber Festival. A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artists Development Program, Mr. Parks made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and has since appeared as Schaunard in La bohème and as Larkens in La fancuilla del West, which was broadcast in HD around the world. He also appeared as Schaunard in the Met Opera’s 2011 tour of La bohème in Japan.

JOSEPH LATTANZI LE DANCAÏRE

ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 2014 A 2017 Sullivan Foundation Award recipient, baritone Joseph Lattanzi established himself as a singer to watch with his portrayal of Hawkins Fuller in the world premiere of Greg Spears’ Fellow Travelers with Cincinnati Opera. The New York Times said, “Joseph Lattanzi was splendid as Hawk, his buttery baritone luxuriant and robust.” Opera News described him as a “confident, handsome presence, and a resonant baritone suggesting wells of feeling ...” He began the 2017-18 season with his Virginia Opera debut as Sonora in La fanciulla del West and returns to the company later in the season as Demetrius in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Following performances of Hawkins Fuller at the PROTOTYPE Festival, he also debuts at Lyric Opera of Chicago in the same role for its production of Fellow Travelers. He finishes the season with his return to The Atlanta Opera as Anthony in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Lattanzi was a member of the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio. He was heard in the title role of Don Giovanni, as Dandini in La Cenerentola, and Riolobo in Florencia en el Amazonas. During this period, he also returned to Seattle Opera as Kuligin in Katya Kabanová and joined San Francisco Opera for its production of Don Giovanni. Upcoming engagements include a debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and a return to Arizona Opera as Lt. Audebert in Silent Night. www.JosephLattanziBaritone.com 26


JUSTIN STOLZ LE REMENDADO

STUDIO ARTIST ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS, 2017 Praised for his “exceptionally emotional” (Ontario Arts Review) and “effortlessly powerful” voice (The Chronicle Journal), Canadian tenor Justin Stolz is establishing himself as an exciting young performer. He joins The Atlanta Opera following his graduate studies with Timothy Noble at Indiana University. Mr. Stolz recently made his IU Opera and Ballet Theater debut as Don José in Carmen and performed the role of B.F. Pinkerton in the company’s production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Highlights of past seasons include Mr. Owen in Argento’s Postcard From Morocco, Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohème, and Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. A recent recipient of the first prize in the S. Livingston Mather Competition of Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Stolz began his vocal studies in his hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario, under Mary McGhee and is a graduate of the Glenn Gould School (The Royal Conservatory of Music), where he studied under Monica Whicher. Earlier engagements in 2017 included Britten’s Serenade at Indiana University, the tenor soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and a reprise of the role of Don José in the Brott Music Festival’s production of Carmen.

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THE ATLANTA OPERA CHORUS CHORUS MASTER Lisa Hasson

CHORUS MEMBERS SOPRANO ALTO Hanan Davis Sakinah Davis Chamblee Graham Samantha Rascle Natalie Rogers Rebecca Shipley Jeanette Simpson Tiffany Uzoije Allegra Whitney Carrie Anne Wilson

Lynnette Anderson Elizebeth Barnes Amy Chastain Valerie Hamm Jessica Lane Zorica Pavlovic Amanda Perera Amber Tittle Laurie Tossing Lenna Turner

TENOR

BASS

Sidnei Alferes Kyle Barnes Charles Baugh Jose Caballero Pedro Carreras William Green Grant Jones Sung-Bae Kim Eric Mask William McChriston Cody Russell Billy Valentine

Rob Banks Matthew Boatwright Christopher S. Connelly C. Agustus Godbee Chris Hawkins Samy Itskov Michael Lindsay Timothy Marshall Stephen McCool Sheldon Michael Conrad Moore Trenton Tunnell, III Marcus Turner

CHILDREN'S CHORUS MASTER Rolando Salazar

CHILDREN'S CHORUS MEMBERS Catherine Amendola Stephanie Amendola Christian Bodrick Julian Bonis Patrick Matthew Davey, Jr. Camille Ervin

James Hart Francesca Herrera Dante Lindsay Nelson Lindsay Giovanna McClenning Vinny Montague

Anjana Murthy Sophia Ocfemia Connor Sample Zain Sizemore Reid Sullivan

DANCERS

Rie Matsuura Bret Copa Beñat Andueza Molina Charlotte Hermann members of the Atlanta Ballet 2

SUPERNUMERARIES

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Marcus Allen Jerry Hunter Ansley Kent Michael Robinson

Lawrence Mosblech Christa Peet Josh Swain Lilly Tyre

David Van Mersbergen Spiro Winsett


THE ATLANTA OPERA ORCHESTRA VIOLIN I

CELLO

HORN

Peter Ciaschini The Loraine P. Williams Orchestra Concertmaster Chair

Charae Krueger Principal

Jason Eklund Acting Principal

Hilary Glen Assistant Principal

Edward Ferguson

Jared Cooper

Eric Hawkins

Helen Kim Assistant Concertmaster Fia Durrett Principal Second Adelaide Federici Assistant Principal Second Virginia Fairchild Felix Farrar

David Hancock Noah Johnson Mary Kenney

BASS

Richard Williams

TRUMPET Yvonne Toll Principal Hollie Lifshey

TROMBONE

Robert Givens

Lyn DeRamus Principal

Patti Gouvas

Emory Clements

Mark McConnell Principal

Tami Hughes

Christina Ottaviano

Edmon Nicholson

Alison James

Robert Henson

Richard Brady Bass Trombone

Michele Mariage-Volz

FLUTE

Lisa Morrison

Jim Zellers Principal

Shawn Pagliarini Patrick Ryan Yuri Segawa

TIMPANI

Kelly Bryant

OBOE

John Lawless Principal

PERCUSSION

Diana Dunn Principal

Michael Cebulski Principal

Jessica Stinson

Martha Kleiner Oboe/English Horn

Jeff Kershner

Elonia Varfi

CLARINET

HARP

Angele Sherwood-Lawless Qiao Solomon

Rafael Veytsblum Sally Wilson

David Odom Principal

Andrzej Zabinski

John Warren

VIOLA

BASSOON

William Johnston Principal

Ivy Ringel Principal

Elizabeth Derderian-Wood Assistant Principal

Debra Grove

Scott Pollard Susan Brady Principal

PERSONNEL MANAGER Mark McConnell

Elizabeth Alvarez Leigh Dixon Julie Rosseter Karl Schab Meghan Yost

Musicians employed in this production are represented by the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.

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ORCHESTRA SPOTLIGHT ANGÈLE SHERWOOD LAWLESS POSITION IN THE ATLANTA OPERA ORCHESTRA: Violin, 29 years. THE ATLANTA OPERA: What is your favorite Atlanta Opera production you've played? ANGÈLE SHERWOOD LAWLESS: Der Rosenkavelier and Silent Night (It’s really hard to pick just one!). THE ATLANTA OPERA: What do you do when you're not playing or practicing the violin? ASL: I like to walk, run, hike, and bike; I enjoy spending time with friends and family; I teach several students, and I stay busy as a mom of two children, ages 17 and 19. AO: Where did you grow up and how did you get into music? ASL: I was born in Boston, but my family moved to Pensacola, Fla. when I was 6 years old. My father was a pianist and taught at the New England Conservatory, then at Pensacola State College. My mother is a singer and sang with the Opera Company of Boston and still teaches a full studio of voice students at her home and at Pensacola State College. Fun fact: She was cast last minute as the Duchess of Krakenthorp in the Boston Opera's production of The Daughter of the Regiment with Beverly Sills singing the role of Marie and Sarah Caldwell conducting when Kitty Carlisle Hart had 30

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to cancel due to illness. The production was in French and my mother was fluent and already in the company, so she was a logical substitute. Of course, being present at many different concert and recital events with my parents opened my eyes to classical music from birth. I'm not sure what it was about the violin, but my parents tell me I started asking for a violin at age 2. I didn't start lessons until I was 9, however. AO: Any advice for young musicians? ASL: Expose yourself to as many concerts and recitals as possible. You never know what will inspire you to practice those extra hours and push you to work on something that may seem out of reach. Find a summer program that will allow you to focus on only


your music. There are always so many distractions and other responsibilities during the school year. It really helps to eat, sleep, and breathe music for a few weeks out of the summer to give you the boost you need to get through the next year.

from The Light in the Piazza, Wicked, and West Side Story. AO: If you had to play any other instrument, what would it be? ASL: Cello or piano, or both.

And, I know it goes without saying: practice, practice, practice!

AO: What are your favorite musical moments in Carmen, and what should audiences listen for in this opera?

AO: Besides classical, what other genres of music and/or artists do you like?

ASL: The quintet in Act II is like a tarantella and the singers have to sing their words very quickly.

ASL: When I'm not listening to classical music I listen to Top 40, jazz/ blues, or alternative. Some of my favorite artists are the Police/Sting, Adele, Macklemore, Ed Sheeran, John Legend, Bonnie Raitt and Basia. I also love Broadway show tunes and light opera. Some of my top favorites are

photo: Jeff Roffman

AO: Overrated or underrated: “The Habanera� ASL: It's a matter of opinion. Personally, I think it's great. Any piece of music that has been remade and used for so many things as the Habanera must have something right going for it!

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

An image captured from archival video footage shows The Atlanta Opera Studio 1987 production of Menotti's The Telephone, performed at an Atlanta area school. video footage: The Atlanta Opera Archives

OPERA ON TOUR BY JESSICA KIGER, AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION MANAGER Founded in 1980, The Atlanta Opera Studio Tour is the company’s longestrunning education initiative. During the past 38 years, hundreds of thousands of students throughout the state have been introduced to opera in their schools through the Studio Tour, and we are excited to continue to expand the program this season. Designed to travel, these flexible productions are presented in schools around metro Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia each year. Teachers are provided with a comprehensive education guide to use in their 32

classrooms as they prepare students for the opera experience. The Atlanta Opera Study Guides feature information about the opera, including synopsis and composer information, as well as crosscurricular lesson plans and activities corresponding to the Georgia Standards of Excellence. This season, a new adaptation of The Magic Flute has already toured for six weeks and reached approximately 9,000 students at schools and community centers across the state. In addition, Atlanta families were treated to four sold-out performances of the Studio Tour during a weekend-long residency at the Center for Puppetry Arts in January. We finish the Studio Tour in May and invite audiences of all


ages to join us for one of our FREE community performances of The Magic Flute, on May 12 at the Washington Park Jamboree and May 13 at the High Museum of Art. More information can be found on our website at atlantaopera.org/community Next season, we are excited to present a bilingual version of Rossini’s delightful and energetic The Barber of Seville. Created by stage director Kristine

McIntyre, the 45-minute adaptation will be performed in Spanish and English, and demonstrates the power of love to triumph over adversity of every kind. Through The Atlanta Opera Studio Tour and our other educational programs, we hope to inspire the students of today to become opera lovers of tomorrow. Learn more about these education and community programs by visiting us at atlantaopera.org/education.

The Atlanta Opera Studio 2017 production of Cinderella at E. Rivers Elementary School. The Studio Tour reaches thousands of students each year. photo: Rebecca Danis

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ANNUAL GIVING The following names represent gifts from individuals, The Atlanta Opera Board of Directors, staff, chorus, and orchestra. We express our most sincere thanks and appreciation to each of our donors. Their ongoing support allows The Atlanta Opera to continue building on its tradition of excellence by introducing new works and reimagining classics. Listed are the donors that contributed and/or pledged to The Annual Fund from July 1, 2016, through Feb. 28. 2018. DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE $200,000+ Anonymous John & Rosemary Brown Ann & Frank Critz Donald & Marilyn Keough Foundation *Mr. & Mrs. Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jack C. McDowell Jerry & Dulcy Rosenberg

Mr. David Boatwright *Heike & Dieter Elsner Mr. Arthur Fagen Mr. & Mrs. Carl & Sally Gable James M. Kane & Andrea Braslavsky Kane Mr. Kevin Kelly Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Keough Mr. James B. Miller, Jr. *Mrs. Eleanor H. Strain

$100,000+ Mr. & Mrs. Ronald R. Antinori Mr. Howard W. Hunter - Gramma Fisher Foundation Harold Brody & Donald Smith

$10,000+ Anonymous Elizabeth & Jeremy Adler Julie & Jim Balloun Dr. Florence C. Barnett Mr. & Mrs. Andy Berg Dr. R. Dwain Blackston Mr. Mario Concha Elise R. Donohue Charitable Trust William Hyde, UBS Private Wealth Management Candy & Greg Johnson Mrs. Dale Levert & Mr. George W. Levert Dr. & Mrs. James Lowman Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Paulhus John & Barbara Ross Mr. Charles Sharbaugh Mr. & Mrs. Timothy E. Sheehan Yee-Wan & John Stevens Mr. & Mrs. Mark S. St.Clare Mrs. Wadleigh C. Winship Bob & Cappa Woodward Charitable Fund Mr. Tomer Zvulun & Mrs. Susanna Eiland

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Mrs. Elizabeth Bair Dr. & Mrs. Bannester L. Harbin Ms. Margaret Banton Mr. Daniel Bauman Mr. Walter Beamer Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Beard Daniel & Bethann Berger Mr. & Mrs. Matthew H. Bernstein Mr. Matt Blackburn Mr. Michael Blackwood Richard Blumberg Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal & Dr. Marjorie Speers Ms. Martha Bobo Dianne Brannen Mr. Paul Brenner Leanne Beutler Mark & Peg Bumgardner Wilton & Victoria Bunch Mr. & Mrs. Mark L. Burdette, Jr. Natalia C. Burdette Ms. Jennifer C. Burleigh Ms. Anne Burnett Dr. J. Bricker Burns Dr. Johnella E. Butler Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. Butterfield Mrs. Barbara C. Cade Drs. Brenda & Craig Caldwell Michael J. & Debra M. Caldwell Dr. & Mrs. W. Jerry Capps Thomas S. Caras, M.D. Mr. Dan Carithers Ms. Patricia Carlson Mr. Michael Carver Mr. & Mrs. George Cemore Dr. & Mrs. Arthur E. Chapman Dr. Earle D. Clowney Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Cohen Dr. & Mrs. Sheldon B. Cohen Ms. Sally Combs Mr. T. Dennis Connally Carol Comstock & Jim Davis Narcisa Constantin Dr. & Mrs. John E. Cooke Mr. Bruce W. & Mrs. Kate Cotterman Mr. & Mrs. David Courtney Mr. & Mrs. Francis M. Craft Mr. Frank Craft Mr. & Mrs. John H. Crawford Mrs. June Crawford Mrs. Eleanor Crosby Ms. Delia T. Crouch Ms. Ann Cummings Mr. & Mrs. Richard D'Amaro Mr. David D'Ambrosio

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Mr. & Mrs. Harold T. Daniel Jr. Dr. Jiyoung Daniel Mr. James M. Datka & Ms. Nora P. DePalma Mrs. Barbara Derketsch & Mr. Joel Derketsch Terrence DeWitt Phillip Diaddigo Dr. & Mrs. Ivan Diamond Giovanni Dipalma The Dowd Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John Drucker Mr. Denis DuBois Mr. & Mrs. David R. Dye Ms. Antoinette J. Earley Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Eckardt Janice & Charles M. Edwards III Ms. Paula L. Ellis Mr. & Mrs. H. Alan Elsas Mr. Sergio Favalli Joann Felder Mrs. Arnoldo Fiedotin Mike Figura Ms. Martha Fineman Dr. & Mrs. Stanley Fineman Ms. Lora Fitzgerald Ms. Hope Caldwell-Foster Dr. & Mrs. Richard D. Franco, MD Mr. Jeffrey A. Freeman Dr. & Mrs. David J. Frolich Ms. Mozelle Funderburk Mrs. Anda Gadidov Mr. Glen Galbaugh Mr. Kevin Gallagher Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ganz Mary L. Garner Ms. Anne Marie Gary Mr. James Gary Ms. Maryanne F. Gaunt Dan & Harriet Gill Dr. & Mrs. Martin Goldstein Mrs. Carol Goodman Ms. Leslie Leland Barbara Govert Mr. & Mrs. Duncan S. Gray Jr. Beverly Green Mr. William Green Daniel Griffin Ms. Anne L. Grossman Anne Hammond Ms. Donn Hall Ms. Marilyn M. Hall Anno Hardage Dr. & Mrs. Eugene Harley Gary Hanson Beth Hausmann

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Dr. Gary Henschen Dr. Thomas High Sarah Hill Ms. Mary Katherine Hodgson James E. Honkisz & Catherine A. Binns Douglas Hooker & Patrise Perkins Hooker Dr. & Mrs. S. G. Hornsby, Jr. Mrs. Sally Horntvedt Dr. Karen Kuehn Howell Mrs. J. C. Huffard Ms. Jan W. Hughen Ms. Irmgard S. Immel Mr. Rolf Ingenleuf Ms. Louise Jackson Robert & Barbara Jackson Dr. Denise Jamieson & Dr. Tracee Treadwell Mrs. Mary O. Jensen Mr. Johnny C. Johnson Mr. Charles A. Johnston, Jr. Cliff Jolliff & Elaine Gerke Mr. & Mrs. Harrison Jones Ms. Lynne Elliott Jones Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Juchelka Mr. Stephen J. Kalista Mr. & Mrs. Windell R. Keith Dr. Gail M. Kendall Jane & Bob Kibler Ms. Donna J. Kilgore Mr. Chris Kitchens Mr. Al Klicius Dr. Rose Mary Kolpatzki Helen & Steven Kraus Mr. E. T. Laird Ms. Jane S. Langford Mrs. Emma Lankford Juliette & Andrew Lebor Allyna Lee Lucy R. & Gary Lee, Jr. Mrs. Laura Leon Hamm Mrs. Jeanine Lewis Ms. Mieghan Lewis Ms. Joanne Lincoln Mr. Sidney E. Linton Mr. & Mrs. Allen H. Lipis Mr. & Mrs. John R. Maddox Barbara Martin Ms. Nancy Martin Adair & Joe Massey Katherine B. Maxwell & Michael J. Maxwell Christina McCoy Michael McDaniel Ms. Robin McDonald Mrs. Gwendolyn Michel Cindy & Edward Miller


Mr. Simon Miller Judith A. Monsaas Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Moore James Moore Hon Mollie W. Neal David Turnage & Alice Nelson Mr. Denis Ng Mr. & Mrs. David Norris Felton & Mary Norwood The Honorable & Mrs. George A. Novak Ms. Kaaren Nowicki Ms. Debra Nuyan Mr. John Owens Ms. Sandra S. Owens Hyun Park & Morgan Harris Rev. Louisa T. Parson Edward & Marjorie Patterson Dr. & Mrs. John G. Paty, Jr. Mr. Andreas Penninger Ms. Mary Percy Susan & David Peterson Mr. & Mrs. John H. Petrey Drs. Frank & Robin Petruzielo Mr. & Mrs. Raymond H. Pirtle, Jr. Ms. Faye Popper Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Powers *Sharon & Jim Radford Mrs. Karin Radosta Eden W. Rafshoon Ms. Jean Robertson Mr. & Mrs. John Philip Rogers Mr. James Rollins Mr. Daniel D. Ross Ms. Ana M. Rountree Ms. Linda Rubin Harriet Ruskin Wallace & Cindy Sagendorph Weslyn A. Samson Dr. Anne Saravo Dr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Scanlan Crista & Glenn D. Schaab Mr. & Mrs. James Schiwal Mac & Duhi Schneider Mr. Donald Schreiber & Ms. Barbara Seal Mr. & Mrs. John A. Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. David M. Scoular Ms. Roberta Setzer Mrs. Heather A. Shepherd Mr. & Mrs. Jim Shepherd Carolyn H. Sherman Mr. Joshua Shubin Helga Hazelrig Siegel Adrienne Silberman Mr. Robert L. Silverman

Dr. & Mrs. Stuart H. Silverman Sharon Silvermintz Mrs. Debra Sinko Miss Renee Smiley Dr. Jean C. Smith Maidee & Jim Spencer Mr. & Mrs. Robert Stansfield Mrs. Fred Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Frederick A. Stuart Ms. Elizabeth D. Sullivan David & Marjorie Summers Mr. John Sumrall Dr. David E. Sutherland II & Mrs. Sarah F. Yates Sutherland Barbara & Jon Swann David C. Talbert Mrs. Margaret Talmadge Howell Mrs. Inez Tanzola Mr. Eric Taylor Lawrence Thomas Ms. Nancy A. Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Randall Thomas Mr. & Mrs. William R. Thurman, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Joel D. Todino Ms. Elizabeth R. Trulock Mrs. Marjorie E. Vaught Mr. Bradley Vernatter Ms. Marylee Vetrano Mary Jane & Jorge Vilanova Mrs. Linda P. Vinal Ms. Brenda D. Jennings Ms. Laura P. Wagner Mrs. Rebecca Warner Mr. & Mrs. Stephen G. Warner Ms. Parsla A. Welch Mr. & Mrs. Marshall J. Wellborn, Jr. Anne G. Weltner Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. White Thomas R. Williams Family Ms. Beth Williamson Emily Willingham & Dixon Adair Ms. Ann D. Winters Mrs. Loretta C. Wolf Mr. & Mrs. E. Jenner Wood III Mrs. Mary S. Wright Dr. Edward Zaiko & Dr. Ivana Pelnar-Zaiko Kurt-Alexander Zeller Mr. & Mrs. John Zellner

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CORPORATE PARTNERS $100,000+ The Coca-Cola Company Fidelity Southern Corporation The Home Depot Foundation $50,000+ Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Gas South $10,000+ Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters Republic National Distributing Co., Inc. PNC Wealth Management SAP Success Factors $5,000+ Anonymous Ad Graphics Affordable Equity Partners, Inc. Atlantic Trust Georgia Dermatology Center Indian Hills Country Club Modern Luxury Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLP St. Regis Atlanta UBS Financial Services Inc. $2,500+ BNY Mellon Wealth Management Wallace Graphics $1,000+ Anonymous Empire Distributors, Inc. The Tull Charitable Foundation

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FOUNDATIONS & GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOUNDATIONS $1,000,000+ Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation $850,000+ Robert W. Woodruff Foundation $750,000+ The Goizueta Foundation $225,000+ Livingston Foundation $50,000+ Atlanta Music Festival Association The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. The Sara Giles Moore Foundation The Zeist Foundation $20,000+ J. Marshall and Lucile G. Powell Charitable Trust The Jim Cox, Jr. Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Opera America, Inc. $10,000+ George M. Brown Trust Fund Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Ida Alice Ryan Charitable Trust Ray M. & Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Turner Broadcasting

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$5,000+ Camp-Younts Foundation Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. Fraser-Parker Foundation JBS Foundation Nordson Corporate Foundation Norfolk Southern Corporation Foundation $1,000+ Bright Wings Foundation Enterprise Holdings Foundation Kiwanis Foundation of Atlanta, Inc Mary Brown Fund of Atlanta, Georgia Piedmont National Family Foundation Publix Super Markets Charities GOVERNMENT FUNDING $20,000+ Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs National Endowment for the Arts $10,000+ Georgia Council for the Arts


ENCORE CIRCLE The Atlanta Opera established the Encore Circle to recognize donors who have designated The Opera as a beneficiary in their estate plan. Gifts from these individuals ensure our progress for generations to come. Anonymous Mr. & *Mrs. Shepard B. Ansley Mrs. Wallace F. Beard The Bickers Charitable Trust Mr. Montague L. Boyd, IV Ms. Mary D. Bray Mr. Robert Colgin Martha Thompson Dinos The Roy & Janet Dorsey Foundation Arnold & Sylvia Eaves Ms. Dorothy E. Edwards *Heike & Dieter Elsner Ms. Melodi Ford Carl & Sally Gable Peg Simms Gary Mr. & Mrs. Sidney W. Guberman Ms. Judy Hanenkrat Mr. Hilson Hudson *Mrs. Joseph B. Hutchison Mr. J. Carter Joseph Mr. Alfred D. Kennedy Ms. Corina M. LaFrossia Dr. Jill Mabley Mr. & Mrs. John G. Malcolm

Mr. Robert L. Mays Mr. & Mrs. Allen P. McDaniel Mr & Mrs. Jack C. McDowell Mr. & Mrs. Craig N. Miller Miss Helen D. Moffitt Mr. J. Robert Morring Clara M. & John S. O'Shea Mrs. Polly N. Pater Mr. William E. Pennington Mr. Bruce Roth Ms. Hazel Sanger Mr. D. Jack Sawyer, Jr. Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel *Ms. Barbara D. Stewart Dr. Jane T. St. Clair & Mr. James E. Sustman Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Teepen Dr. & Mrs. Harold Whitney *Mrs. Jane S. Willson Rhys T. Wilson Ms. Bunny Winter & Mr. Michael Doyle Mr. Charles R. Yates, Jr. & Mrs. Mary Mitchell Yates *Mr. & *Mrs. Charles R. Yates, Sr. Mr. Allen W Yee, Esq. *deceased

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TRIBUTES & MEMORIALS IN HONOR OF CATHY CALLAWAY ADAMS Turknett Leadership Group Mr. Allen W. Yee Mr. Tomer Zvulun & Mrs. Susanna Eiland IN MEMORY OF MRS. BOYCE L. ANSLEY Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft III Katherine & Rich D'Amaro The Dowd Foundation Mr. & Mrs. H. Alan Elsas Nancy & Holcombe Green Mr. & Mrs. Sidney W. Guberman J. & Sarah Hehir Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Hills Mr. & Mrs. W. Barrett Howell, Jr. Mrs. J. C. Hufford Mary & Wayne James Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Keough Mr. & Mrs. Allen P. McDaniel Felton & Mary Norwood Milton J. Sams Dr. & Mrs. William M. Scaljon Mr. & Mrs. J. Barry Schrenk Mr. & Mrs. Jim Shepherd Ms. Laura S. Spearman Judith & Mark Taylor Mrs. Pat Thomas Mrs. Rebecca Warner Dr. & Mrs. R. Mark Wilkiemeyer Mr. & Mrs. E. Jenner Wood Mr. Tomer Zvulun & Mrs. Susanna Eiland IN MEMORY OF ELEONORA MARGET BARSON Colonel & Mrs. John V. Barson, D.O. IN HONOR OF DR. HAROLD BRODY Mr. Tomer Zvulun & Mrs. Susanna Eiland IN HONOR OF ROSEMARY & JOHN BROWN Mr. Tomer Zvulun & Mrs. Susanna Eiland IN HONOR OF MR. WALTER HUFF Milton J. Sams

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IN MEMORY OF DR. JOSEPH & MRS. RUTH P. BARNETT Dr. Florence C. Barnett IN MEMORY OF DR. JAMES W. BLAND, JR. Mr. & Mrs. J. Barry Schrenk Dr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Yuschok IN HONOR OF ANN & FRANK CRITZ Mr. Allen W. Yee IN HONOR OF BEN DAVIS Ms. Beth Hausmann IN HONOR OF MR. ROBERT P. DEAN Mr. Thomas J. Collins & Jeff Holmes Mr. Allen W. Yee IN MEMORY OF MRS. THELMA DEAN Marianne Craft Rae & George Weimer IN MEMORY OF RICHARD DIADDIGO Mr. Phillip Diaddigo IN HONOR OF MR. ROBERT G. EDGE Mrs. Eleanor Crosby Leslie Gordon & Blake Leland IN MEMORY OF ULF-DEITER FILIPP Ms. Kaaren Nowicki IN HONOR OF JOANNE & ALEX GROSS Mr. Alle W. Yee IN MEMORY OF HARRIETT HARRIS Gary Hanson IN HONOR OF MARGARET TALMADGE HOWELL Dr. John W. Cooledge IN HONOR OF MR. HOWARD W. HUNTER Mrs. Sarah Peck


IN MEMORY OF MRS. KATHRYN H. HUTCHISON Mrs. Willilam B. Astrop Mr. & Mrs. George A. Bird Ms. Kelley C. Buttrick Mr. Dan Carithers Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Cohen Mr. Frank Craft Mr. & Mrs. John H. Crawford Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft III Mr. & Mrs. F. Tread Davis, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Mr. Peter J. Giglia Mrs. Carol Goodman Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Hills Ms. Mary Katherine Hodgson Mr. & Mrs. W. Barret Howell, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Peter Howell Mrs. J. C. Huffard Mr. David Hutchison Mr. & Mrs. Harrison Jones Mr. Alfred D. Kennedy & Dr. Bill Kenny Mr. & Mrs. Jamces C. Kennedy *Mr. & *Mrs. Donald R. Keough E.T. & Louise Laird Mr. & Mrs. John R. Maddox Barbara Martin Mr. Dudley L. Moore Mr. William E. Pennington Mr. & Mrs. Raymond H. Pirtle, Jr. Eden W. Rafshoon Mrs. Louis Regenstein Mr. Paul S. Scharff & Mrs. Polly G. Fraser Dr. Stuart J. Toporoff Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Tuller Mr. & Mrs. Marshall J. Wellborn, Jr. Emily Willingham & Dixon Adair Ms. Gail Wilson Jan & Beattie Wood IN HONOR OF MR. ALFRED D. KENNEDY Kay & Neil Hightower Mr. Allen W. Yee

IN MEMORY OF MR. CARL W. KNOBLOCH, JR. Rae & George Weimer Mr. Tomer Zvulun & Mrs. Susanna Eiland IN HONOR OF EMILY CHAMPION KNOBLOCH Mrs. William B. Astrop Ms. Carla Knobloch Dr. Emily J. Knobloch Mr. & Mrs. Allen P. McDaniel Mr. Tom Ratchford, Jr. & Mrs. Eleanor Ratchford Mr. Milton J. Sams Ms. Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel IN HONOR OF MR. GEORGE W. LEVERT Anno Hardage IN MEMORY HUGH & PAULA MARX Piedmont National Family Foundation IN MEMORY OF JANET MIDDLEBROOKS Mr. & Mrs. John Riley IN HONOR OF MR. JAMES B. MILLER, JR. John Pruit IN HONOR OF MARY RUTH MCDONALD Mr. & Mrs. Duncan S. Gray Jr. IN HONOR OF PEGGY & JACK MCDOWELL Mr. Tomer Zvulun & Mrs. Susanna Eiland IN HONOR OF POLLY PATER Mr. Johnny C. Johnson IN MEMORY OF CECIL O. PHARR, JR. Mr. & Mrs. Mark L. Burdette, Jr. Mrs. Jane Langford Mrs. Debra Sinko IN HONOR OF FAYE POPPER Ms. Catherine Popper & Mr. Noah Eckhouse

IN HONOR OF THE KEOUGH FAMILY Mr. Allen W. Yee

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IN HONOR OF DAPHNE J. SEVERANCE Mr. Mike Figura

IN HONOR OF MRS. RAE WEIMER Mr. & Mrs. Montague L. Boyd IV

IN MEMORY OF MR. ROBERT SNEAD Dr. Florence C. Barnett

IN MEMORY OF MARYA GABRIELLE WILLIAMS Jone Williams

IN MEMORY OF MRS. ELEANOR H. STRAIN Virginia J. Lam Ms. Katherine Lawrence Allyna Lee Dr. & Mrs. James Lowman Samantha & William Markle Mary Ruth McDonald Mr. Vernon Norris Mr. William E. Pennington Rise Pollard Suzanne & Mark Sykes Mrs. Marjorie E. Vaught Rae & George Weimer

IN MEMORY OF MRS. LORAINE P. WILLIAMS Mrs. William B. Astrop Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Williams Thomas & Loarine Williams Foundation Mr. Tomer Zvulun & Mrs. Susanna Eiland

IN MEMORY OF MR. THOMAS H. TEEPEN Mr. & Mrs. David S. Baker Dr. Sheldon B. Cohen Mr. Joshua Shubin IN HONOR OF BILL TUCKER Mr. Tomer Zvulun & Mrs. Susanna Eiland IN HONOR OF MRS. REBECCA WARNER Mr. Allen W. Yee

IN MEMORY OF MRS. EUGENIA C. WILSON *Mr. & Mrs. Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. IN HONOR OF MR. CHARLES R. YATES, JR. Mr. & Mrs. John Stephenson Dr. David E. Sutherlan II & Mrs. Sarah F. Yates Sutherland Mr. & Mrs. Alan Taylor IN MEMORY OF MRS. DOROTHY M. YATES Mr. & Mrs. J. Barry Schrenk IN HONOR OF MR. ALLEN W. YEE Ms. Heather Karellas IN HONOR OF MISS MAYA ZVULUN Mr. & Mrs. Wayne James

IN HONOR OF CINDY WIDNER WALL Mr. Allen W. Yee IN MEMORY OF MADISON WEEKS Judge Adele P. Grubbs IN MEMORY OF MS. GOLDIE T. WEINSTEIN Ms. Edith Kelman Lori Smith

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS

CHAIR Ms. Cathy Callaway Adams IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR Mr. William E. Tucker VICE CHAIR Mr. John L. Hammaker VICE CHAIR Mr. Rhys T. Wilson VICE CHAIR Mr. Charles “Charlie” R. Yates, Jr. TREASURER Mr. Robert Dean SECRETARY Mr. Michael E. Paulhus

MEMBERS

Mrs. Elizabeth Adler Mr. Bryan H. Barnes Mr. Dante Bellizzi Mr. Andy Berg Mr. Montague L. Boyd, IV Mrs. Rosemary Kopel Brown Ms. Mary Calhoun Mr. Mario Concha Dr. Frank A. Critz Ms. Martha Thompson Dinos Mr. Robert G. Edge Mr. Dieter Elsner Dr. Donald J. Filip Mr. Kevin Greiner Mrs. Joanne Chesler Gross Mr. Howard W. Hunter

HONORARY MEMBERS

Mrs. Nancy Carter Bland The Very Reverend Samuel G. Candler Mr. Carl I. Gable, Jr. Mrs. Nancy Hall Green Mrs. Mary B. James Mr. Carter Joseph Mrs. Emily Knobloch Mr. George Levert

Mr. Gregory F. Johnson Mr. Kevin Kelly Mr. Alfred Kennedy, Jr. Mr. Michael Keough Mr. Andrew Long Mr. James B. Miller Mrs. Sandra S. Morelli Mr. William E. Pennington Mr. Herbert J. Rosenberg Mr. Charles Sharbaugh Mr. Timothy E. Sheehan Mr. Alex Simmons, Jr. Mr. William F. Snyder Mrs. Christine St.Clare Mr. G. Kimbrough Taylor, Jr. Ms. Bunny Winter

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STAFF EXECUTIVE

Tomer Zvulun CEO, GENERAL & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Micah Fortson MANAGING DIRECTOR

ARTISTIC

Arthur Fagen CARL & SALLY GABLE MUSIC DIRECTOR Lauren Bailey DIRECTOR OF ARTISTIC ADMINISTRATION Jessica Kiger AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION MANAGER Rolando Salazar ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR/INTERIM CHORUS MASTER/ MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR Wade Thomas ARTISTIC SERVICES & STUDIO MANAGER Mark McConnell ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL MANAGER Adelaide Federici ORCHESTRA LIBRARIAN

PRODUCTION

Dave Smith DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION Jody Cohen PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Brian August PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Renée Varnas RESIDENT ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER Justin Michel LIGHTING SUPERVISOR Christopher Dills RESIDENT SCENIC DESIGNER/PROPS COORDINATOR Joanna Schmink COSTUMES COORDINATOR Mary Torres FIRST HAND Abigail Polston CUTTER/DRAPER Alexandra M. Nattrass STITCHER Laura Elizabeth Payne STITCHER Emory Ann Tuttle STITCHER

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

Inga V. Murro CONTROLLER Kenneth R. Timmons HUMAN RESOURCES & OFFICE MANAGER Ruth Strickland BOOKKEEPER Laina Bennett EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE GENERAL & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 48


DEVELOPMENT

Rae Weimer DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT Rachel Jorgensen DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS Daniel Britt MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER Greg Carraway FOUNDATION & GRANTS MANAGER James Tyson ANNUAL FUND MANAGER Brandon Gardner PROJECT & EVENTS MANAGER Katie Lawrence DEVELOPMENT SERVICES & DATABASE MANAGER

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Holly Hanchey DIRECTOR OF MARKETING Scott Hazleton DIRECTOR OF MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS Renee Smiley SENIOR MANAGER, TICKETING SERVICES Matt Burkhalter CREATIVE SERVICES MANAGER Rebecca Danis MARKETING MANAGER

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HOUSE POLICIES CONCESSIONS

Concession stands are located in the center of the lobbies on all three levels. Food and beverage items are prohibited inside the theater. Thank you for your cooperation.

RESTROOMS

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.

PARKING

There are 1,000 parking spaces available at $6 per car. Valet service is available for $15. Please be sure to allow enough time for travel to the theater and parking as there is no late seating.

Persons requiring access assistance are asked to contact the box office at 770-916-2850 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 at 770-916-2828. A limited number of booster seats are also available. All items require a form of identification to be held until the item is returned.

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• 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 CHECK

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

There is one Bank of North Georgia ATM located in the grand lobby.

Coat check is available at the concierge desk.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION In the event of an emergency, please locate the nearest usher who will direct you to the appropriate exit.

ELEVATORS

Elevators are located on each side of the lobbies on all levels.

LOST & FOUND

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 770-916-2828.

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SPECIAL ASSISTANCE

• There is no late seating allowed. Closedcircuit monitors are provided in the lobby as a courtesy to latecomers. • Please turn off all cellphones prior to the beginning of each performance. • Please limit conversation during the performance. • Cameras (including use of cellphone camera) and audio and 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.


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