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Welcome to The Atlanta Opera’s new production of The Abduction from the Seraglio! We open our 37th season with Mozart’s romantic adventure set in the exotic, mysterious Far East. In this production, we’re excited to introduce international stars who are making their debut in Atlanta. Tenor Ben Bliss and soprano Sarah Coburn have graced the world’s most prestigious stages, including The Met, Seattle, Vienna and Los Angeles. We are thrilled to bring them to Atlanta for the first time. We welcome back the brilliant comedic bass Kevin Burdette, fresh from his triumphant portrayal of the Pirate King last spring. Atlanta’s own Tom Key will be making his operatic debut as Pasha Selim and our Music Director Arthur Fagen returns to the pit to lead an opera he will conduct at the Berlin Staatsoper later this fall.

We invite you to continue the adventure this season with four main stage operas for the first time since 2009. This fall, in addition to this delightful offering of The Abduction from the Seraglio, we will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning hit opera Silent Night. This production will warm your heart in its retelling of the famous Christmas truce on the front lines of World War I. Atlanta's first-ever production of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale will be transposed to Hollywood’s most glamorous period — the silent movie era. We close our season with Puccini’s grand opera Turandot, which was the first opera ever seen here at the magnificent Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Our Discoveries series is back and already sold out! Maria de Buenos Aires will be performed in February at Le Maison Rouge, located on the Atlanta BeltLine. Mozart’s The Secret Gardener, a co-production with On-Site Opera, will open in a garden on New York’s Upper West Side, then debut here at the Atlanta Botanical Garden in May. These site-specific operas are truly reshaping opera for a 21st century audience. Don’t lose hope if you missed out on tickets: We’re planning to add Maria de Buenos Aires shows very soon. The Atlanta Opera is growing onstage and in the community like never before. Thank you for joining us on this adventure.

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The AbducTion from The SerAglio CREDITS MUSIC Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart LIBRETTO Christoph Friedrich Bretzner ENGLISH DIALOGUE Chris Alexander FIRST PERFORMANCE July 16, 1782 at Vienna Burgtheater CONDUCTOR Arthur Fagen STAGE DIRECTOR Chris Alexander SCENIC & COSTUME DESIGNER Jacob Climer LIGHTING DESIGNER Amith Chandrashaker PROJECTION DESIGNER S. Katy Tucker WIG & MAKEUP DESIGNER Melanie Steele CHORUS MASTER Walter Huff TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Jarrod Bordensteiner (courtesy Kentucky Opera) cAST (IN ORDER OF VOCAL APPEARANCE) BELMONTE Ben Bliss OSMIN Kevin Burdette PEDRILLO Matthew Grills PASHA SELIM Tom Key KONSTANZE Sarah Coburn BLONDE Katrina Galka MUSICAL PREPARATION Elena Kholodova ASSISTANT STAGE DIRECTOR Brenna Corner* ASSISTANT CHORUS MASTER Rolando Salazar ASSISTANT LIGHT DESIGNER Benjamin Rawson PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Brian August ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS Jenna Link, Audrey Chait PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Skylar Burks *member of The Atlanta Opera Studio Set Courtesy of Kentucky Opera Association, Inc. and Des Moines Metro Opera. Performed in German with English dialogue and English supertitles Approximate running time: 2 hours and 10 minutes with one intermission 11


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AcT i Belmonte, a young Spanish nobleman, is searching for his beloved Konstanze. She, her maid, Blonde and Belmonte's servant, Pedrillo, have been captured by pirates. As the opera opens, Belmonte is on the seaside plaza outside the palace of Pasha Selim, where he thinks Konstanze is being held captive. He meets Osmin, the Pasha's overseer, who confirms that Belmonte has come to the right place, but also makes it plain that he is not welcome. Osmin is in love with Blonde, but she is in love with Pedrillo who is now serving as the Pasha's head gardener. After Osmin leaves, Pedrillo finds Belmonte, and the two scheme to rescue the two young women.

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Konstanze and the Pasha return from a boat ride and are greeted by a chorus of Janissaries (Turkish soldiers). The Pasha has fallen in love with Konstanze and bemoans the fact that she has remained

cold and refuses to marry him. She still loves Belmonte and sings of her feelings for him. After she leaves to return to the seraglio (the part of an Asian palace where the women of the house live), Pedrillo introduces Belmonte to the Pasha as a visiting architect. Osmin tries to prevent the two men from entering the palace, but they brush him aside.

AcT ii Osmin keeps trying to force Blonde to love him, but she wants nothing to do with him and tells him so. The Pasha tries to convince Konstanze to marry him. He threatens her with torture if she refuses. Konstanze replies that she would rather die. Pedrillo tells Blonde that Belmonte is in the palace and that the two men have arranged to rescue Konstanze and her that night. She leaves to tell her mistress, and Pedrillo starts the plan off by trying to


SynoPSiS convince Osmin to join him in drinking wine. He's so successful that Osmin staggers off to go to sleep. Belmonte and Konstanze are reunited and later joined by Blonde and Pedrillo. Both men express doubts about the faithfulness of the two women, but are soon convinced that they are mistaken. The young women forgive them for their doubts, and the rescue is scheduled for that night.

AcT iii At midnight, Belmonte and Pedrillo arrive outside the seraglio's walls with ladders. Belmonte succeeds in rescuing Konstanze, but Pedrillo's singing wakes Osmin, and he intercepts them before Pedrillo and Blonde can escape. Belmonte and Konstanze are brought back by palace guards, and Osmin is overjoyed to think that, at last, they are in his power.

When the Pasha arrives to question the prisoners, he discovers that Belmonte's father is his old enemy. As he thinks about what to do with them, Belmonte and Konstanze declare their eternal love for each other, even in the face of torture and possible death. The Pasha returns. He has decided to be merciful, even after finding out that Belmonte is the son of his enemy. Both young couples are allowed to return to Spain. Osmin is outraged and rushes off the stage. The others express their gratitude to the Pasha. The opera ends as they leave for Spain and the chorus sings of the Pasha's great generosity.

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ProducTion noTe The Atlanta Opera's 2006 production of The Abduction from the Seraglio at the Atlanta Civic Center. photo: Tim Wilkerson

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Islam, kidnapping, sex, and slavery — these are risky conversation topics for holiday gatherings. But not in 1782. Mozart’s The Abduction From the Seraglio places the action outside a Turkish harem. It isn’t a probing exploration of religion or human rights, however, it’s farce. Based on Belmont und Constanze by Christoph Friedrich Bretzner, the Turkish palace is but a backdrop to the drama of two women, their lovers, and the powerful Muslim men who seek the women’s affections. It’s worth considering why Mozart chose this story. 14

For nearly 500 years, the Ottoman Empire had expanded its range, conquering and plundering whole civilizations. Twice, Turkish forces attempted (and failed) to take Vienna — the second siege lasted two months and ended in September 1683. Mozart’s father would have known people who lived through it. Even as European slavers were shipping Africans to the Americas, North African pirates were selling Europeans to the Turks. Mozart knew of charities that paid ransoms to bring people home.

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ProducTion noTe One might expect Mozart’s Vienna, then, to despise the empire to the south — but no — all things Turkish were in vogue. Tales of European ladies serving as sex slaves in exotic lands became popular fiction. People commissioned portraits of themselves clothed in fabrics from Istanbul. And merchants opened establishments serving a beverage called coffee. (Legend has it that the Viennese coffee craze began after the siege of 1683 when the fleeing army left behind bags of strange-smelling beans.) Mozart’s nod to Turquerie offers a lovesick Pasha and an extraordinary act of mercy. Ears in the 21st century might strain to hear exotic sounds in Mozart’s score. In 1782, the Viennese recognized echoes of the Ottoman Empire. The bass drum

and the jingling of cymbals, triangles, and piccolos conjured the military bands that had terrorized their city in 1683. In Abduction, they spin a musical costume around Turkish characters.

TURNING TRAVEL INTO MUSIC Composing Abduction came at a major intersection in Mozart’s life. At 25, the former child prodigy had just left home for good. His father, Leopold, was a stage parent. A respected musician, he cultivated his son’s genius from an early age and touted him in courts across Europe. British scholar Daines Barrington presented an eyewitness account of meeting with the 8-year-old Wolfgang in 1764. Barrington selected a complex score in five parts The Atlanta Opera's 2006 production of The Abduction from the Seraglio at the Atlanta Civic Center. photo: Tim Wilkerson

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The Atlanta Opera's 2006 production of The Abduction from the Seraglio at the Atlanta Civic Center. photo: Tim Wilkerson

and presented it to the boy seated at the harpsichord. Barrington wrote: “The score was no sooner put upon his desk, than he began to play the symphony in a most masterly manner, as well as in the time and style which corresponded with the intention of the composer.” Barrington’s account reveals something elemental about Mozart: He could instantly comprehend and master new musical styles. From his travels, he absorbed everything from Italian opera to the sacred music of J.S. Bach. As we see in The Abduction From the Seraglio and the operas to come, he throws that experience into his scores, giving opposing characters opposing musical styles.

Although Mozart remained deeply devoted to his father, he defied him twice in the year or so surrounding this opera’s composition. In 1773, Leopold had procured for Wolfgang a position in the court of his own employer, the Archbishop of Salzburg. While Leopold knew his place in the world, Wolfgang resented it. As a low-ranking servant, Mozart suffered many humiliations at the hands of his boss. By spring 1781, he begged for release. He succeeded in June, getting himself booted out of Salzburg — literally “with a kick in the arse.” He left for Vienna, seeking fame and fortune.

CREATING A ‘SINGSPIEL’ By July, Mozart had secured a commission for an opera. Vienna’s Burgtheater, sponsored by Emperor 17


ProducTion noTe Joseph II, offered him Bretzner’s libretto to The Abduction From the Seraglio, reworked by Gottlieb Stephanie. The new opera was to be a “singspiel,” taken from the German words singen (to sing) and spiel (play). Singspiel juxtaposes dialogue and music, similar to the Broadway musical. Treating the job like an audition, Mozart wrote to his father: “As we have given the part of Osmin to Herr Fischer, who certainly has an excellent bass voice (in spite of the fact that the Archbishop told me that he sang too low for a bass and that I assured him he would sing higher

next time), we must take advantage of it, particularly as he has the whole Viennese public on his side. But in the original libretto Osmin has only this short song and nothing else to sing.” Mozart changed the story to fit the singer. The Turkish overseer became a major comic character: stupid, surly, malicious. And the music fits the character, lacking the elegance and harmonic complexity of his European captives — which is not to say it’s easier to sing. Osmin’s Act 3 aria "O, wie will ich triumphieren” is famously difficult and showcases Fischer’s ability to sing a low D. The Atlanta Opera's 1986 production of The Abduction from the Seraglio at the Alliance Theatre. photo: Charles Rafshoon

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ProducTion noTe The Atlanta Opera's 1986 production of The Abduction from the Seraglio at the Alliance Theater. photo: Charles Rafshoon

While composing Abduction, Mozart ponders the conundrum of writing beautiful music about anger. “Passions, whether violent or not, must never be expressed to the point of exciting disgust, and as music, even in the most terrible situation, must never offend the ear, but must please the listener.” Mozart’s solution is to give the singer more notes. When his noble heroine Konstanze is confronted by a fate worse than death, she lets it fly, singing a flurry of runs, trills, and leaps. Her feisty servant, Blonde, defies Osmin in similar virtuosic fashion, singing, “I am an Englishwoman, born for freedom.” (It’s interesting that Mozart’s egalitarian-minded servant is English, a safe distance from Austria, given that he was composing at the command of the Austrian Emperor). The Abduction From the Seraglio, which opened July 16, 1782, was a hit. Profits poured into the Burgtheater, from which Mozart received a modest flat fee. Less than a month later Mozart defied his father once more and married Constanza Weber. That he courted Constanza while creating the operatic heroine Konstanze was purely coincidence; that he delighted in the irony was pure Mozart.

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American tenor Ben Bliss is a 2016 recipient of the Martin E. Segal award at Lincoln Center, awarded by the Metropolitan Opera. He was also the recipient of the Mozart and Plácido Domingo awards at the 2015 Francisco Viñas International Competition in Barcelona, receiving 2nd place overall, first prize in the 2014 Gerda Lissner and Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation competitions, as well as a Sara Tucker and Sullivan Foundation grant. Mr. Bliss is also the 2013 Operalia Don Plácido Domingo Sr. Zarzuela prize-winner. Ben Bliss’ 2016-17 season includes a U.S. recital tour with pianist Lachlan Glen, with stops at Carnegie Hall, the Folly Theater in Kansas City as part of the HarrimanJewell series, Theater of the Arts at the University of the District of Columbia as part of the Vocal Arts DC Emerging Artists series, Hahn Hall at Music Academy of the West as part of the University of California, Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures series, and in Cincinnati with Matinée Musicale. Operatic appearances for Mr. Bliss include a return to the Metropolitan Opera, first as Tamino in The Magic Flute and then as Steuermann in Der Fliegende Holländer, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Other opera appearances include Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress for a role and house debut with Boston Lyric Opera and Camille, Count de Rosillon, in Die lustige Witwe in concert for his house and role debut with the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

EGAP DA EROCNE SArAh coburn KONSTANZE ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT

Having been seen most recently in concert with the Tivoli Festival, Sarah Coburn’s season features a return to Seattle Opera as Adèle in Le comte Ory and a debut with Opera San Antonio as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia. Next summer she will return to the Tivoli Festival for a concert of Bel Canto music. Ms. Coburn’s many successes performing bel canto repertoire include Elvira in I puritani with Washington Concert Opera, the title role in Lakmé with Tulsa Opera, the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor with Cincinnati Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, and Utah Opera, the title role in Linda di Chamounix at the Caramoor Festival, Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi with Glimmerglass Opera, and Norina in Don Pasquale with Florida Grand Opera. Ms. Coburn created the role of Princess Yue-Yang in Tan Dun’s The First Emperor at the Metropolitan Opera, reprising it the following season, as well as the role of Kitty in the world premiere of Anna Karenina at Florida Grand Opera, later reprising the role with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Ms. Coburn has also appeared as Adele in Die Fledermaus with both Seattle Opera and Michigan Opera Theatre, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera and Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann with Cincinnati Opera, and both Sandrina in La finta giardiniera and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Florida Grand Opera. 22


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ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: ThE PirATES of PEnzAncE, 2016 Praised by The New York Times for “singing with earthy power and flair,” the highly sought-after bass Kevin Burdette has garnered critical acclaim as “an excellent comic actor” for his “deadpan timing” and “vibrant personality” in comedic roles (Opera Today). His 2016-17 season engagements include Sulpice in La fille du régiment with Washington National Opera; reprising Beck Weathers in Everest with Dallas Opera; Nick Shadow in The Rake’s Progress with Boston Lyric Opera; General Polkan in The Golden Cockerel and Frosch in Die Fledermaus with Santa Fe Opera; The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance with Lyric Opera of Kansas City; and Messiah at Duke University. In the summer of 2016, Mr. Burdette sang Ko-Ko in The Mikado with Chautauqua Opera. Recent highlights include the Pirate King for his Atlanta Opera debut; Stefano in Adès’ The Tempest (Diapason d’Or and Grammy awarded) with Metropolitan Opera; Sulpice with Santa Fe Opera; Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore and Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Philadelphia; Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd with Portland Opera; Mustafà in L'italiana in Algeri with Seattle Opera; Leporello in Don Giovanni with Boston Lyric Opera; Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Argentina’s Teatro Colón; T.J. Rigg in Elmer Gantry with Florentine Opera; creating the role of Stobrod/Blind Man in Higdon’s Cold Mountain with Santa Fe Opera; and creating Eric Gold/Ghost of Vittorio Bazzetti in Heggie’s Great Scott, and OB in Mark Adamo’s Becoming Santa Claus with Dallas Opera.

mATTheW GrillS PEDRILLO ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT

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Lauded by The Baltimore Sun for his “impassioned phrasing” and a “ping in [the] voice that pays dividends,” tenor Matthew Grills is a member of the ensemble at the Bayerische Staatsoper. His numerous roles at the house include Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos, Edgar Evans in the world premiere of Srnka’s South Pole. He also makes his role and company debut this season as Idreno in Semiramide with the Opéra national de Lorraine and sings the Berio orchestration of Verdi’s 8 Romanze with the Orchestre de la Haute Ecole de musique de Genève. He has joined San Francisco Opera as Tobias Ragg in Sweeney Todd as well as for Almaviva in family performances of Il barbiere di Siviglia, Portland Opera for Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, and Wolf Trap Opera as Fenton in Falstaff. Before joining the ensemble at the Bayerische Staatsoper, he was a member of the company’s prestigious Opernstudio and sang the title role of Le comte Ory and Fabrizio in Martinů’s Mirandolina. Mr. Grills was presented by the Vocal Arts D.C. and the Washington Performing Arts Society in solo recital at the Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center and sang his first performances of Handel’s Messiah with the Hartford Symphony. He was a 2012 grand prize-winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a member of the young artist programs of the Santa Fe Opera and Portland Opera.


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cAST & creATive KATrinA GAlKA BLONDE ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT

Katrina Galka has performed with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, appearing as Papagena in Isaac Mizrahi’s The Magic Flute, and with Portland Opera as Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Elvira in L'italiana in Algeri, Frasquita in Carmen, and Papagena in The Magic Flute. She performed last fall with Odyssey Opera and Boston Modern Orchestra Project singing The Cat in Gunther Schuller's The Fisherman and His Wife. As a member of Arizona Opera's Studio Artist program, Katrina will sing First Sprite in Rusalka and Clorinda in La Cenerentola. In concert, Ms. Galka has appeared at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, singing the role of Cunegonde in an evening of excerpts from Bernstein's Candide. Ms. Galka has been a prize-winner in a number of regional, national, and international competitions, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Mario Lanza Scholarship, Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition, Marcello Giordani International Vocal Competition, Heida Hermanns International Voice Competition, Dallas Opera Guild Competition, and National Opera Association’s Vocal Competition. She is also a National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts Young Arts winner and a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, for which she has appeared as a soloist at the John F. Kennedy Center.

Tom Key PASHA SELIM ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT

Tom Key has served as Artistic Director of Theatrical Outfit since 1995, where his drive to tell “Stories That Stir the Soul” in the heart of downtown Atlanta has developed the company into one of our city’s major performing arts institutions. As an actor, he has appeared in more than 100 productions: Alliance Theatre (Art, Grapes of Wrath, Candide, Our Town, A Christmas Carol); Atlanta Ballet (Peter and the Wolf); Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (The Defiant Requiem and Beethoven’s Egmont); Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theater and Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. (Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner); and Theatrical Outfit (Big River, Young Man From Atlanta, Red). He has performed his solo dramatization, C.S. Lewis On Stage, across North America, including residencies at Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, and Oxford universities. At Theatrical Outfit, he has directed numerous productions including Horton Foote’s Dividing the Estate, Godspell, his adaptation of Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer, and Flannery O’Connor’s The Displaced Person. He is celebrated nationally for creating, starring in, and co-authoring with Russell Treyz and the late Harry Chapin the off-Broadway musical hit Cotton Patch Gospel. He has received The Governor’s Award in the Humanities, the Georgia Arts and Entertainment Legacy Award, two Dramalogue awards for Outstanding Contribution to the Theater and two mayoral proclamations for his service to the city of Atlanta. 26


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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 Opera 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.

chriS AlexAnder STAGE DIRECTOR ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT

Chris Alexander, born in Provo, Utah, lives in Germany. Founder of the Bremer Shakespeare Company, Alexander has directed more than 60 plays in Germany and Switzerland. Alexander’s European opera productions include Viaggio a Reims; Tannhäuser; and Otello in Mannheim; La Cenerentola in Munich; Barbiere di Siviglia and Battistelli’s Prova d’orchestra in Düsseldorf; Carmen and Queen of Spades in Bern; Der Fliegende Holländer in Linz; and La bohème in Hannover. Alexander made his U.S. debut at Seattle Opera directing Boris Godunov. He returned for many shows including Ariadne auf Naxos, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and Porgy and Bess, for which he won Artist of the Year awards. Alexander directed Turandot, The Maid of Orleans, and L'Italiana in Algeri in San Francisco, Ariadne auf Naxos and Werther in Washington, Carmen in Dallas, and Die Meistersinger, Der Rosenkavalier, and Fidelio in Cincinnati. Upcoming productions are Peter Grimes for Indiana University and Die Zauberflöte for Seattle Opera. 28


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cAST & creATive JAcob climer SCENIC & COSTUME DESIGNER ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT

Jacob A. Climer is a costume and scenic designer for theater and opera. Originally from Dallas, he studied costume and scenic design and received a B.F.A. from University of Evansville and an M.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University. Jacob's work has been seen at New York Theatre Workshop, ERS, Primary Stages, the Public Theater, Dallas Theatre Center, Barrington Stage Company, and numerous stages nationwide. His most recent productions include costumes for Fondly, Colette Richland (NYTW), Informed Consent (Primary Stages), ERS' The Sound and the Fury and Arguendo (Public Theater), Social Security (Bushwick Starr), and Les Miserables (Dallas Theatre Center), as well as senery and costumes for The Abduction from the Seraglio (Des Moines Metro Opera), Rinaldo (Portland Opera), and Ariadne auf Naxos (Curtis Insititute of Music). Proud member of United Scenic Artists 829. Jacob lives in Brooklyn.

AmiTh chAndrAShAKer LIGHTING DESIGNER ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: lA bohÉmE, 2015

Selected credits – Theater: Twelfth Night (The Public), Her Requiem (LCT3), Fidelis (The Public), Ping Pong (The Public), The Convent of Pleasure (Cherry Lane) Ike at Night (UTR/The Public), Quiet, Comfort (Hoi Polloi), Take Care (The Flea), Platonov (The Kitchen/ Jay Scheib), The Hatmaker’s Wife (Playwrights Realm), Book of Disquiet (Peak Performances), Ghosts (Theatreworks), Stoop Stories (Weston Playhouse), Carnival Kids (Lesser America), The Woodsman (Oberon Ensemble), The Drawer Boy (Soho Playhouse), Baal (Hoi Polloi). Opera: Scarlet Letter (Opera Colorado), Cato in Utica (Opera Lafayette), L’ Elisir D’Amour (The Curtis Institute). Dance: Premieres with Sidra Bell, Alexander Ekman, Aszure Barton, Kate Weare, Benoit Swan-Pouffer, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Rennie Harris Pure Movement, The National Dance Company of Wales, Aalto Ballet Theatre Essen Germany, and the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

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cAST & creATive S. KATy TucKer PROJECTION DESIGNER ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT

S. Katy Tucker is a video and projection designer based in Brooklyn. Her work in theater and opera has been seen around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Sydney Opera House, San Francisco Opera, L.A. Opera, Carnegie Hall, the New York City Ballet, the Kennedy Center, BAM, and The Park Avenue Armory. She has collaborated with composers and musicians like Paul McCartney, John Zorn, Jeffrey Ziegler, and Paola Prestini. Her artwork has been seen at The Corcoran Gallery, Artists Space in New York City, The Dillon Gallery in New York City, The Kitchen and National Sawdust. Recent productions: The Ring Cycle at the Kennedy Center; Two Women at San Francisco Opera and Teatro Regio Torino; Florencia en el Amazonas at Washington National Opera and L.A. Opera with Francesca Zambello; Dmitri Tcherniakov’s Prince Igor at the Metropolitan Opera; Ouroboros Trilogy, a fully immersive multimedia production at the Majestic with Michael Counts; Tristan and Isolde and The Flying Dutchman with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Hunds Hjärta at Uppsala Stadsteater and a season of multimedia collaborations with the St. Louis Symphony and conductor David Robertson. Upcoming projects: Prince Igor at the Dutch National Opera; Das Rheingold at North Carolina Opera; and Ulysses with The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

melAnie STeele WIG & MAKEUP DESIGNER ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: ThE goldEn TickET, 2011 Melanie Steele is excited to be returning to The Atlanta Opera as wig and makeup designer. Since moving to Atlanta in 2013, she has enjoyed working with this company, as well as at the Fox Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Aurora Theatre, and the Atlanta Ballet. Before moving to the area, Ms. Steele toured with The Lion King after gaining extensive experience working with many other Broadway tours (Aida, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, Wicked, Spamalot, Phantom of the Opera, The Producers). Since getting her start at The Santa Fe Opera in 1997, she has designed wigs and makeup at Austin Opera, Central City Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, Baltimore Opera, Kentucky Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Bard Summerscape, Opera Festival of New Jersey, Opera Pacific, Opera Company of North Carolina, Saratoga Springs Opera, as well as giving master classes to up-and-coming opera students. Some of Ms. Steele’s work can be seen in Opera News, Makeup Artist Magazine, Seventeen, Time, Newsweek, and Texas Monthly magazine. 32


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cAST & creATive WAlTer huFF CHORUS MASTER ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: ToScA, 1988

Mr. Huff is an associate professor and faculty director of opera choruses at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. He has led choruses in IU Opera Theater’s productions of Don Giovanni, The Merry Widow, Akhnaten, the world premiere of The Tale of Lady Thi Kinti, H.M.S. Pinafore, La traviata, Dead Man Walking, The Last Savage, and South Pacific. 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 and Washington National Opera. He also has performed 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. He has been musical director of The Atlanta Opera Studio Tour, Georgia State University Opera, and Actor’s Express, and served as chorus master with The San Diego Opera. In 1984, he received Tanglewood’s C.D. Jackson Master Award for Excellence, presented by Seiji Ozawa and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Huff was one of four Atlanta artists chosen for the first Loridans Arts Awards, given to artists who have made exceptional contributions to the cultural life of Atlanta.

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The ATlAnTA oPerA STudio The Atlanta Opera is excited to announce the launch of its first-ever young artist program, The Atlanta Opera Studio. During the 2016-17 season, the artists will appear in featured and supporting roles in mainstage productions, studio tour performances, and a variety of programs and special events throughout the metro Atlanta community. The program provides talented emerging artists with valuable performance experience working alongside internationally acclaimed operatic professionals. The artists will participate in master classes and specialized instruction, enhancing and deepening their professional education through coaching in language, stage skills, and career development.

“The Atlanta Opera is proud to launch a program that will support talented young artists at the brink of a major international career,” said Tomer Zvulun. “The program will provide the studio artists with continued education, performance opportunities, and an environment that will prepare them for a successful career in the opera world. For our audiences and patrons, this will be a unique opportunity to get acquainted with young, up-and-coming artists who will establish a meaningful, lasting connection with our community.” The six members of the 2016-17 Atlanta Opera Studio are soprano Bryn Holdsworth, tenor Santiago Ballerini, baritone Andrew Pardini, bass-baritone Alan Higgs, pianist and vocal coach Valerie Pool, and stage director Brenna Corner.

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The ATlAnTA oPerA choruS choruS mASTer Walter Huff ASSiSTAnT choruS mASTer Rolando Salazar choruS memberS Lynnette T. Anderson Ruth Brooks Hanan Aseelah Davis* Sakinah A. Davis Jessica Dennison Melissa Godbee Christina Howell Anna Miller Zorica Pavlovic Teri Sawyer* Laurie Tossing Allegra Whitney * Act 1 solo quartet

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Robert Banks Cleve Bosher Christopher S. Connelly M. Grant Jones Mitchell Gindlesperger* William Green* Antoine Griggs Christopher Hawkins Samy Itskov William McChriston Tyrone Webb John Young


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Peter Ciaschini Concertmaster

Lyn DeRamus Principal

John Lawless Principal

Helen Kim Assistant Concertmaster

Emory Clements

Fia Durrett Principal Second Adelaide Federici Assistant Principal Second Edward Eanes Felix Farrar

Christina Ottaviano FluTe/Piccolo

Kelly Bryant oboe

Patti Gouvas

Diana Dunn Acting Principal

Lisa Morrison Lee Nicholson Shawn Pagliarini Patrick Ryan Angele Sherwood-Lawless Rafael Veytsblum violA William Johnston Principal Elizabeth Derderian-Wood Assistant Principal Leigh Dixon

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bASSoon Debra Grove Acting Principal John Grove horn

Karl Schab

Anna Dodd

Charae Krueger Principal

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Julie A Rosseter Joli Wu

Michael Cebulski Principal

James Zellers Principal

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behind The curTAin Q&A WiTh SArAh coburn (KonSTAnze) By ReBecca Danis

Before heading to Atlanta, soprano Sarah Coburn took some time out of her busy singing schedule to chat with us about her life as a singer and learning the difficult role of Konstanze. THE ATLANTA OPERA: Did you grow up in a musical family? SARAH COBURN: Yes, my mother’s side of the family is very musical. My grandmother was a jazz singer and my aunt is a fabulous pianist. My sisters have amazing voices. Every holiday we sang and played. It was mostly barbershop quartets or country music, like the Judds or Vince Gill. Not a bit of opera, though! AO: Who or what influenced you to become a singer? SB: I didn’t plan on becoming a singer, although I always planned on majoring in music in college. I studied music education and was encouraged by my voice teachers to think about pursuing performance instead of teaching. AO: You’ve mentioned in past interviews that Konstanze is one of your favorite roles to sing. What is it about this part that interests you?

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SB: I have? I have never sung this role, so that comes as a shock to me!! This is my role debut and it is quite daunting. Konstanze is a role that commands great respect and even fear! Ha! Seriously, it is a great


behind The curTAin challenge, and one I am thrilled to accept. The role requires a great deal of stamina and virtuosity. I have sung Blondchen in the past, and I always hoped I would have the opportunity to sing Konstanze. AO: Indeed! This is considered by some to be Mozart’s most vocally challenging music for soprano. Where do the challenges lie in this role, and how do you deal with them? SB: The challenges lie in the lengthy arias, and the fact the two of them are back to back. The arias are exercises in breath control, dynamic control, and support in a difficult tessitura. I love them, though.

AO: What’s your regimen for staying healthy when you’re on the road? SB: Sleep, water, exercise, and I must warm up properly every day before singing. I am not too stressed about everything being in perfect condition in order to sing well; I can’t be — I have three little kids! AO: Is this your first time in Atlanta? Do you have any plans to explore the city while you’re here? SB: I have never spent time in Atlanta. Right now, my goal is to sing the role well and take care of my kids. Exploring the city will come after opening night!

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The Pirates of Penzance Studio Tour performance at Charles Drew Charter School in southeast Atlanta. photo: Rebecca Danis

oPerA in our communiTy When most of us were elementary school age, the concept of opera seemed a bit foreign and misunderstood. When asked to describe “opera,” pictures of large women with spears and horned helmets, or Bugs Bunny running around as The Barber of Seville were often the first images that entered our young minds, if anything at all. Opera didn’t play on the radio in our cars on the way to school, and our music education was primarily singing songs about the “Fifty-Nifty United States” or awkwardly trying to get the right note on our recorder. Most classroom curriculums still lack in opera content, but The Atlanta Opera is determined to work alongside our music educators to bridge the opera comprehension gap and 42

to show children the awesome experience of an opera performance. One of the goals of The Atlanta Opera is to break the stereotype that opera is only for older folks, and that it is too formal and difficult to understand. The best way to incorporate opera into a child’s fabric of musical understanding is to introduce it at a young age in an accessible way. The Atlanta Opera’s Studio Tour does this every year by bringing opera to thousands of elementary school children across the state of Georgia. The Studio Tour presents operas from the standard operatic repertoire that are adapted to be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. These 45-minute adaptations are sung in English with costumes, props, set


communiTy enGAGemenT pieces, and piano accompaniment. The performers are operatic professionals with outstanding vocal quality, and are gifted in the art of performing for children. Each school visited by our Studio Tour receives a detailed study guide with background information and crosscurricular activities that correspond to Georgia Performance Standards. This season, the Studio Tour will present Cinderella, an adaptation of Rossiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s La Cenerentola. In this version of the Cinderella story, written more than 100

years before Disney released its version, a wise tutor saves the day instead of a fairy godmother, and a bracelet replaces the lost glass slipper. The Studio Tour will will perform in schools and community centers in January and February 2017. We hope that your child will have the opportunity to experience the fantastic world of opera in their school. To learn more about our Studio Tour and other education and community engagement programs, please visit our website at www.atlantaopera.org.

In 2008, The Atlanta Opera presented Cinderella as part of the mainstage season at the Cobb Energy Centre. photos: Tim Wilkerson

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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 pledges and payments to The Annual Fund, The Society for Artistic Excellence, and The Overtures Campaign from January 1, 2015 through August 6, 2016. DiamonD $200,000+ Anonymous Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation John & Rosemary Brown Ann & Frank Critz *Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Keough Mr. & Mrs. Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jack C. McDowell

DiamonD (continued) Platinum (continued) Mr. Charles Sharbaugh The Mary & Charlie Yates Family Fund Mr. Tomer Zvulun & Mrs. Susanna Eiland Triska Drake & G. Kimbrough Taylor Mr. & Mrs. William E. Tucker $15,000+ Mr. Allen W. Yee Anonymous $5,000+ Mr. & *Mrs. Shepard B. Ansley Mr. David Agler Bryan & Johanna Barnes Dr. Florence C. Barnett Mr. David Boatwright Mr. Robert P. Dean & Mr. Robert Epstein Dr. Asad Bashey Mrs. Elizabeth Tufts Bennett William Hyde $100,000+ Mr. Ron Breakstone UBS Private Wealth Management Nancy & *Jim Bland Dr. Bruce Cassidy & Dr. Eda Hochgelerent Candy & Greg Johnson Jerry & Dulcy Rosenberg Col. & Mrs. Edgar W. Duskin Mary Ruth McDonald Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Mr. James B. Miller, Jr. $50,000+ Harald Hansen Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor Cathy & Mark Adams Ms. Bunny Winter & Mr. Michael Doyle Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Hardin Mr. & Mrs. Ronald R. Antinori Mr. L. D. Holland The Laura & Montague Boyd Foundation Platinum Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. Howard Dr. Harold Brody James M. Kane $10,000+ Martha Thompson Dinos & Andrea Braslavsky Kane Mrs. Phillip E. Alvelda Nancy & Holcombe Green Mr. Harmon B. Miller III Mr. & Mrs. Andy Berg John L. Hammaker Mr. David Moran Dr. R. Dwain Blackston Clara M. & John S. O'Shea Mr. Edward A. Chernoff $25,000+ Mr. & Mrs. William A. Parker Mr. Mario Concha Mr. & Mrs. John L. Connolly Mrs. Polly N. Pater Bernadette & John Faber Mr. Howard W. Hunter Mr. David Paule & Mr. Gary Mann Mr. Arthur Fagen - Gramma Fisher Foundation Edward W. Phares Ms. Rebecca Y. Frazer & Mr. Jon Buttrey Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Gross Drs. Aileen & Richard Robinson Mr. & Mrs. Carl & Sally Gable Mr. Alfred D. Kennedy & Dr. Bill Kenny John & Barbara Ross Mr. & Mrs. John Michael Hancock Mrs. Dale Levert & Mr. George W. Levert Milton J. Sams Mr. Kevin Kelly Victoria & Howard Palefsky Mr. & Mrs. J. Barry Schrenk Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Keough Mr. William E. Pennington Morton & Angela Sherzer Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Klump The Roy & Janet Dorsey Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Shreiber Chris & Jill Le Mr. & Mrs. Timothy E. Sheehan Dr. Joseph Smiddy Mr. Andrew Long Baker & Debby Smith Johannah Smith Dr. & Mrs. James Lowman Mr. William F. Snyder Mr. & Mrs. George B. Taylor, Jr. Irene V. Myjak Rhys T. & Carolyn Wilson Dr. Nicholas Valerio III Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Paulhus Charlie & Dorothy Yates Family Fund Larry & Beverly Willson Mr. James D. Powell

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AnnuAl GivinG Platinum (continued) GolD (continued) Ms. Martha S. Brewer Mrs. Wadleigh C. Winship Bob & Cappa Woodward Charitable Fund Dr. J. Bricker Burns Sam & Boog Candler $2,500+ Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Carlin Mr. & Mrs. C. Duncan Beard Mrs. Carol J. Clark Mr. & Mrs. Paul Blackney Mr. & Mrs. Don S. Coatworth Mrs. Enrique E. Bledel Mrs. Jan W. Collins Ms. Mary D. Bray Ms Lillianette Cook & Ms. Carol Uhl Dr. John W. Cooledge Mr. Malcolm M. Cox Jean & Jerry Cooper & Ms. Sandra L. Vasher Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft III Mrs. Lavona Currie Rhonda & Chance Davis Ann & Jim Curry Mr. Robert S. Devins Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Curry *Heike & Dieter Elsner Maureen & Michael Dailey Dr. & Mrs. Donald J. Filip Dr. & Mrs. F. Thomas Daly Jr. Dr. Mary M. Finn Mr. Paul Deckard Mr. James Flanagan Mr. Daniel L. Delnero & Ms. Vlada Galan Mr. & Mrs. Lance Fortnow Ms. DeeAnn E. Evans R. Derril Gay, Ph.D. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Flaherty Mr. James R. Gilbert Mrs. John W. Grant III Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Hantula Kevin Greiner & Robyn Roberts *Mrs. Joseph B. Hutchison Judge Adele P. Grubbs Mrs. Cecile M. Jones Ms. Louise S. Gunn Mr. Brian Leetch Sylvia Halleck, MD Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh III Mr. Ronald L. Harris Ms. Suzanne Mott Dansby & Mrs. Jacqueline Pownall Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ratonyi Mr. George Hickman, III Dr. & Mrs. Patton P. Smith Donna & Richard Hiller Yee-Wan & John Stevens Mr. & Mrs. Howell Hollis III Mrs. Hugh Tarbutton Ann P. Howington Judith & Mark Taylor Mr. & Mrs. David C. Huffman Ms. Juliana T. Vincenzino Dr. & Mrs. Duke Jackson, Jr. Rae & George Weimer Mary & Wayne James Mr. & Mrs. Andy & Sarah Zabinski Mr. & Mrs. Gert Kampfer Ronnie & Peter Kessenich GolD $1,000+ Marsha & David King Anonymous Ms. Eleanor Kinsey Mr. & Mrs. Anderson Joan & Arnold Kurth Mr. Josh Aronson Mr. & Mrs. Gedas Kutka Mr. & Mrs. Walter Bailey Mrs. Treville Lawrence Julie & Jim Balloun Ms. Salli LeVan Mr. & Mrs. Robert O. Banker Mr. & Mrs. J. David Lifsey Christine M. Beard Dr. Carlos E. Lopez Mr. & Mrs. Dante Bellizzi Dr. Jill Mabley Michael L. & Valerie W. Benoit Dan D. Maslia

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GolD (continued) Belinda & Gino Massafra Ms. Mimi S. Monett Mr. & Mrs. Allen P. McDaniel Ms. Priscilla M. Moran Mortimer Family Terri & Stephen Nagler John & Agnes Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Nicholas III Mr. & Mrs. John L. O'Neal Opera America, Inc. The Opera Guild for Atlanta Lucy S. Perry Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence S. Phillips Mrs. Betsy Pittman Mr. Daniel V. Pompilio III & Mrs. Lark Ingram The Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr. Dr. Michael F. Pratt & Nancy Peterman Lynn & Kent Regenstein Mr. Shawn Rieschl Johnson & Mr. Christian Kirby Sidney & Phyllis Rodbell Mr. & Mrs. George P. Rodrigue Sandra & Ronald Rousseau Dr. & Mrs. Mark Rowles The Scully Peretsman Foundation Mr. Fred B. Smith Mr. Peter James Stelling *Ms. Barbara D. Stewart Judge Mike & Mrs. Jane Stoddard Mrs. Eleanor H. Strain Steve & Christine Strong Dr. Jane T. St. Clair & Mr. James E. Sustman Dr. & Mrs. Michael Szikman Mr. Troy Taylor Mr. Richard Thio Mr. Stephen H. Thompson & Mr. Drew Mote Andrew & Katie Tuck Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Ventulett III Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Walden Dr. & Mrs. James O. Wells, Jr. Ms. Linda D. Wickham


AnnuAl GivinG GolD (continued) Dr. & Mrs. David Wingert Sherrilyn & Donn Wright $500+ Mr. C. Scott Akers, Jr. Judith Alembik Dr. Raymond Allen Mr. Steven M. Astriab Mr. & Mrs. Michael Barker Marcia Batchelor Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Betor Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Blake Barbara S. Bruner, M.D. Ms. Lynnore Buersmeyer Bob & Marion Bunker Drs. Brenda & Craig Caldwell Mrs. Stella M. Carlson Chris Casey & Douglas Weiss Mr. & Mrs. George Cemore Mr. & Mrs. Raymond H. Chenault Mr. N. Jerold Cohen & Ms. Andrea Strickland Mr. Craig Cuddeback Mr. & Mrs. Harold T. Daniel Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Albert De Chicchis Ms. Elizabeth R. Etoll Dr. & Mrs. David J. Frolich John Gam, Ph. D. Dr. & Mrs. Martin Goldstein Jim & Virginia Hale Ms. Anne Hammond Dean & Vivian Haulton Pearlann & Jerry Horowitz Richard & Linda Hubert Ms. Annette Janowitz Cliff Jolliff & Elaine Gerke Mr. & Mrs. Edward Katze John & JoAnn Keller Ms. Beverly Leaphart Ms. Joanne Lincoln Mr. Sidney E. Linton Livvy Kazer Lipson Charles & Katherine Lord Dr. Robert & Judge Stephanie Manis Samantha & William Markle Ms. Kathrin Mattox

GolD (continued) Mr. Thomas L. McCook Shelley McGehee Mr. & Mrs. John McMullan Mr. M. Sean Molley Dr. Patricia S. Moulton Barbara & Mark Murovitz Jane & Jim Murray The Honorable & Mrs. George A. Novak Mr. & Mrs. J. Vernon O'Neal, Jr. Mr. John Owens Ms. Beverley Paquette Mr. & Mrs. Henry C. Parrish III Mr. & Mrs. John Payan Mr. W. Ray Person Mr. David Pylate Mr. David Quinn & Mr. Jason Liebzeit Mr. Stephen L. Rann Mrs. David A. Reinach R.J. & D.G. Riffey, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Stefano V. Righi Mrs. Barbara G. Robinson Mr. John B. Rofrano Mr. Walid Said Mr. Robert Sidewater Gail & Barry Spurlock Dr. Susan Y. Stevens Mr. & Mrs. Frederick A. Stuart Mr. & Mrs. Stephen P. Stuk , Jr. Carolyn & Robert Swain Mr. Tarek Takieddine Ms. Virginia S. Taylor Mr. James Todd Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Tuller Dr. & Mrs. James H. Venable Mrs. Jody Collins Weatherly Jone Williams Dr. & Mrs. Sam Williams Virginia S. Williams Kiki Wilson Ms. Jerrie Woodward Drs. Martin & Holly York $350+ Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. William A. Allison Mr. & Mrs. David S. Baker

GolD (continued) Ms. Lauren Benevich Ms. Allison Becket Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Blumenthal Ms. Marta V. Boulineau Mark & Peg Bumgardner Dr. & Mrs. Arthur E. Chapman Dr. Earle D. Clowney Mr. & Mrs. Alva Cobb Melanie Collins Mr. & Mrs. Newt Collinson Mr. James M. Datka & Ms. Nora P. DePalma Mr. & Mrs. Arthur R. Dugger Janice & Charles M. Edwards III Mr. James Gary Mr. & Mrs. Donald Goldstein Ms. Jan W. Hughen Mr. Scott Ingram Stuart Jackson & Robyn Jackson Mr. Stephen J. Kalista Mr. & Mrs. Fred R. Keith Juliette & Andrew Lebor Mrs. Jeanine Lewis Katherine B. Maxwell & Michael J. Maxwell Mr. & Mrs. Norman Miller Ms. Sharon Mills Mr. Frank M. Monger Mr. & Mrs. David Norris Edward & Marjorie Patterson Mr. Darryl C. Payne & Ms. Lisa C. Richardson Mr. Lawrence F. Pinson Dr. Donald Riker Mr. James Rollins Crista & Glenn D. Schaab Ms. Regina Schuber Mr. & Mrs. David M. Scoular Mr. Robert L. Silverman Dr. & Mrs. Stanley J. Smits Mr. & Mrs. James Summers Mr. Bill Thorneloe & Ms. Ellen Smith Mr. Bernd Ulken Mrs. Linda P. Vinal Ms. Brenda D. Jennings

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AnnuAl GivinG Silver (continued) Mr. & Mrs. Fritz von Ammon Ms. Lola V. Williams Ms. Venette Williams Silver $100+ Anonymous Mr. Keith E. Adams Mr. Herb Adcock Mr. & Mrs. Mark Alavi Dr. Catherine Allard Mr. William F. & Joan M. Amideo Arlene Appelrouth Dr. & Mrs. Charles Arp Dr. & Mrs. Asher Atlanta Opera Orchestra Players Association Mrs. Elaine Wilco Mrs. Elizabeth Bair Ms. Joselyn B. Baker Colonel & Mrs. John V. Barson, D.O. Maria Battista Dellaperuta Mr. Walter Beamer Mr. Brian D. Beem Daniel & Bethann Berger Mr. & Mrs. Matthew H. Bernstein Mr. & Mrs. George Beylouny Ms. Elena Bianchelli Mr. Gary Bivins Mr. Matt Blackburn Cynthia & Albert Blackwelder Mr. & Mrs. Michael Blackwood Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal & Dr. Marjorie Speers Mr. & Mrs. Mike Boaz Ms. Martha Bobo Ms. Barbara E. Bolton James & Nancy Bross Mrs. Lou Brown Jewell Mr. Gene B. Brown Mr. Mitch Bucklin Wilton & Victoria Dvonch Mr. Matthew Y. Burkhalter & Mr. John Carey Ms. Anne Burnett Mr. Frank H. Butterfield

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Silver (continued) & Mrs. Debra Butterfield Susan Byrd Mrs. Barbara C. Cade Michael J. & Debra Caldwell Dr. & Mrs. W. Jerry Capps Thomas S. Caras, M.D. Mr. Stephen Carlson Mr. Gregory Carraway Mr. Michael Carver Ms. Lynda Case Dr. Lynn Cathcart Mr. David F. Chastain III Dr. & Mrs. Sheldon B. Cohen Mr. Malcom H. Cole Dr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Cole Mrs. Claudia Colvin Ms. Sally Combs Ms. Celeste Condit Mr. T. Dennis Connally Devlin Cooper Mr. & Mrs. F. Dean Copeland Mr. Bruce W. & Mrs. Kate Cotterman Mr. & Mrs. David Courtney Mr. & Mrs. Dennis M. Crean Julianna M. Critz Ms. Delia T. Crouch Ms. Jennifer C. Burleigh Ms. Ann Cummings Ms. Elizabeth T. Currie Dr. & Mrs. Jeffery S. Curtiss, Ph.D. Mr. David D'Ambrosio Mrs. Jeanne Daniels Mr. & Ms. O. Alan Daniels Ms. Rebecca R. Danis Keisha Darden Carol Comstock & Jim Davis Mr. William A. Davis Mrs. C. Anne Dawson Mr. Christopher J. Decoufle Mr. Louis Delatourdupin Jim & Carol Dew Dr. & Mrs. Ivan Diamond Ms. Teresa Diaz Ms. Rosemarie Distefano Mr. James Dorsey

Silver (continued) Mr. & Mrs. David R. Dye Arnold & Sylvia Eaves Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Eckardt Mr. & Mrs. Louis Ederington Mr. John Elledge Ms. Paula L. Ellis Ms. Hope Eyre Ms. Barbara Faherty Ms. Barbara M. Farr Ms. Ariana B. Fass Joann Felder Mrs. Arnoldo Fiedotin Mrs. Sally Finch Ms. Martha Fineman Dr. & Mrs. Stanley Fineman Dr. & Mrs. Edwin E. Flournoy Ms. Hope Caldwell-Foster Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Friedman Ms. Mozelle Funderburk Mr. Glen Galbaugh Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ganz Mary L. Garner Ms. Maryanne F. Gaunt Dan & Harriet Gill Mr. & Mrs. Sander L. Gilman Dr. & Mrs. Joseph D. Giovinco Mr. Richard Goodjoin James C. Goodwyne & Christopher S. Connelly Barbara Govert Mr. William Green Dr. Irina Grigoriev & Mrs. Galina Grigoriev Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Grodzicki Ms. Anne L. Grossman Mr. Michael Hand Ms. Mary Joe Hanes Mr. & Mrs. William A. Hanger Mrs. Karin Radosta Dr. & Mrs. Bannister L. Harbin Dr. & Mrs. Eugene Harley Harriet H. Harris Mr. Scott Hazleton Mr. William Hazleton & Mrs. Holly Hazleton


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AnnuAl GivinG Silver (continued) Mr. & Mrs. William Hinson Mr. & Mrs. James Horgan Dr. & Mrs. S. G. Hornsby, Jr. Mrs. Sally Horntvedt Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas C. Howard Dr. Karen Kuehn Howell Mrs. Catherine Hughes Ms. Irmgard S. Immel Mr. Rolf Ingenleuf Mr. James Jackson Mrs. Louise Jackson Mrs. Mary O. Jensen Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Johnston Ms. Jo. Elliott Jones Ms. Rachel A. Jorgensen Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Juchelka Mr. Robert L. Karem, Jr. Jane & Bob Kibler Ms. Donna J. Kilgore Dr. Joon Y. Kim & Myong Suk Kim Mr. Allen D. King, Jr. Mr. Emory King Ms. Darothea H. Kirkland Mr. Chris Kitchens Mr. Al Klicius Ms. Caroline B. Klopstock Mr. Richard Kranzmann Helen & Steven Kraus Mrs. Emma Lankford Lucy R. & Gary Lee, Jr. Sophie Li Ms. Nancy S. Linzmeyer Vaneesa & Allan Little Mr. Albert C. Loebe & Ms. Cecelia A. Bonfils Donna & Trevor Lumb Mrs. Carol Lyttle Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas P. Lyttle Mr. David Mackley Dr. Chalem Mahadevan Dr. David J. Martin Ms. Nancy Martin Adair & Joe Massey Mrs. Margaret McCamy Mr. M. Reynolds McClatchey Jr.

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Silver (continued) Ms. Joey McCraw Ms. Gloria G. McCrory Michael McDaniel Patricia & Laughlin McDonald Ms. Robin McDonald Cynthia McGill Mr. Charles D. Menser, Jr. Mrs. Gwendolyn Michel Cindy & Edward Miller Mr. Kenneth A. Miller Mr. Simon Miller Ms. Sarah Millett Mr. Albert M. Morrison Mr. & Mrs. George T. Munsterman Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Musholt Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Naman David Turnage & Alice Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Richard Newton Ms. Penny Nicholls Ms. Marianela E. Noya Ms. Sandra S. Owens Ms. Maurneen Ozmore Mr. Joseph M. Pabst Phyllis & Marshall Pace Christine & Jim Pack Huun Park & Morgan Harris Rev. Louisa T. Parsons Robert G. Pennington Ms. Mary Percy Ms. Sandra Perkowitz Ms. Sophia B. Peterman Drs. Frank & Robin Petruzielo Robin Petruzielo Mr. George A. Pfeil Ms. Maria M. Pflugbeil Mr. D. F. Pinholster Donna & Robert Pollet Mr. Ronald F. Prescott & Dr. Annie Prescott Mr. Donald W. Prichard Sharon & Jim Radford Letitia A. Radford Brian & Caroline Rendini Ms. Jean Robertson Mr. Bruce Rogers

Silver (continued) Mr. & Mrs. John Philip Rogers Mr. Daniel D. Ross Mr. Dwight Ross Jr. Mr. Hervey S. Ross Ms. Linda Rubin Harriet Ruskin Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Sabatino Wallace & Cindy Sagendorph Mr. Patrick Sam Dr. Richard S. Sarason & Anne S. Arenstein Dr. & Mrs. William M. Scaljon Dr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Scanlan Mr. & Mrs. James Schiwal Mac & Duhi Schneider Mr. Donald Schreiber & Ms. Barbara Seal Ms. Gretchen Schulz Mr. & Mrs. John A. Schwartz Katherine Scott Ms. Roberta Setzer Carolyn H. Sherman Helga Hazelrig Siegel Richard Singer & Liz Nazzari Mr. & Mrs. Charles Slick Miss Renee Smiley Mr. Michael Sneath Maidee & Jim Spencer Mr. Kenneth W. Stegall Mr. & Mrs. John Stephenson Mrs. Fred Stewart David Strawn & Billy Clifton , Jr. Mr. John Sumrall Bobbie Jo Supine Ms. Katharine Suttell Barbara & Jon Swann Mr. & Mrs. Evan C. Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Taylor Ms. Leona Taylor Leigh & Jay Telotte Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Tenenbaum Ms. Michelle M. Thomas Ms. Nancy A. Thomas Mr. & Mrs. William R. Thurman , Jr. Mr. & Ms. Wolfgang Tiedtke Mrs. Newell B. Tozzer


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AnnuAl GivinG Silver (continued) Ms. Elizabeth R. Trulock Ms. Christine Van Looy Mr. Michael Vaughn Mrs. James B. Vaught Ms. Marylee Vetrano Mary Jane & Jorge Vilanova Mr. Joseph J. Wade, Jr. Ms. Laura P. Wagner Mrs. Pamela M. Waid Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Wallace Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Watford Ms. Cindy Weinbaum Ms. Parsla A. Welch Ms. Reba P. Welch Mr. & Mrs. T. A. Wessels Mr. & Mrs. A. E. Westmoreland, Jr. Gerald & Elsie Weyrauch Mr. & Mrs. Alexander M. Williams

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Silver (continued) Ms. Anna Williams Mr. David M. Williams & Mrs. Cathy Williams Ms. Beth Williamson Mr. Calvin Wingo Ms. Ann D. Winters Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Wise Dr. & Mrs. Jeremy J. Wojcik , Ph.D. Mrs. Loretta C. Wolf Mr. & Mrs. Ron & Elaine Womack Dr. & Mrs. R. Craig Woodward Mrs. Mary S. Wright Mrs. Johnnie Zahler & Jeanette Zahler Dr. Edward Zaiko & Dr. Ivana Pelnar-Zaiko Kurt-Alexander Zeller Mr. & Mrs. John Zellner Mary & Angelo Zigrino * deceased


corPorATe PArTnerS $500,000 The Coca-Cola Company $100,000+ Gas South $50,000+ Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Cartier Affordable Equity Partners, Inc. Modern Luxury $10,000+ Burberry SAP America, In. Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters The Atlantan Tony Brewer & Co. Elite Caribbean Resorts Georgia Dermatology Center SAP Success Factors UBS Financial Services Inc. Fidelity Bank $5,000+ Anonymous Neiman Marcus Montana Sporting Club

$1000+ FASTSIGNS Amplifii Atlanta Food & Wine Festival ETRO USA, Inc. Fast Signs Sandy Springs Miller Union Morgan Stanley -- Terminus Building Office Resurgens Hospitality Group Ritz Carlton-Rancho Mirage Total Wine $500+ Alliance Theatre James Avery Barcelona Beverly Bremer Silver Shop Buckhead Life Restaurant Group Ferragamo - Atlanta Live Nation Marty Thornberg Designs Sid & Ann Mashburn Panasonic Park Tavern The General Muir The Gifted Ferret

$2,500+ Genuine Parts Company Bloomingdale's Wallace Graphics National Distributing Company, Inc. Atlanta Botanical Garden Joel Crowe - Wallace Graphics PNC Wealth Management Ralph Lauren The Ritz Carlton - Buckhead The St. Regis Atlanta Barbara Tfank

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FoundATion & GovernmenT SuPPorT Listed below are organizations that contributed and/or pledged to The Atlanta Opera between January 1, 2015 and August 6, 2016. FounDationS $750,000+ The Goizueta Foundation $150,000+ Livingston Foundation $100,000+ Atlanta Music Festival Association The Rich Foundation $50,000+ The Sara Giles Moore Foundation The Zeist Foundation The Kendeda Fund $20,000+ The Jim Cox, Jr. Foundation The Home Depot Foundation The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. J. Marshall & Lucile G. Powell Charitable Trust Wells Fargo Foundation George M. Brown Trust Fund Ray M. & Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund Nordson Corporate Foundation $10,000+ The Atlanta Foundation Price Gilbert, Jr. Charitable Fund Norfolk Southern Corporation Foundation Camp-Younts Foundation Ida Alice Ryan Charitable Trust JBS Foundation

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$5,000+ Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation Fraser-Parker Foundation Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. The John & Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc. Publix Super Markets Charities Mary Brown Fund of Atlanta, Georgia Lois & Lucy Lampkin Foundation Enterprise Holdings Foundation Hills Family Foundation Kiwanis Foundation of Atlanta, Inc $1,000+ Bright Wings Foundation Piedmont National Family Foundation Government FunDinG $50,000+ Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs $20,000+ Georgia Council for the Arts National Endowment 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. Allen P. McDaniel

Mr. & *Mrs. Shepard B. Ansley

Mr & Mrs. Jack C. McDowell

Mrs. Wallace F. Beard

Mr. & Mrs. Craig N. Miller

The Bickers Charitable Trust

Miss Helen D. Moffitt

Mr. Montague L. Boyd, IV

Mr. J. Robert Morring

Ms. Mary D. Bray

Clara M. & John S. O'Shea

Mr. Robert Colgin

Mrs. Polly N. Pater

Martha Thompson Dinos

Mr. William E. Pennington

The Roy & Janet Dorsey Foundation

Mr. Bruce Roth

Arnold & Sylvia Eaves

Ms. Hazel Sanger

Ms. Dorothy E. Edwards

Mr. D. Jack Sawyer, Jr.

*Heike & Dieter Elsner

Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel

Ms. Melodi Ford

*Ms. Barbara D. Stewart

Carl & Sally Gable

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

Peg Simms Gary

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Teepen

Mr. & Mrs. Sidney W. Guberman

Dr. & Mrs. Harold Whitney

Ms. Judy Hanenkrat

*Mrs. Jane S. Willson

Mr. Hilson Hudson

Rhys T. Wilson

*Mrs. Joseph B. Hutchison

Ms. Bunny Winter & Mr. Michael Doyle

Mr. J. Carter Joseph

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

Mr. Alfred D. Kennedy

*Mr. & *Mrs. Charles R. Yates, Sr.

Ms. Corina M. LaFrossia

Mr. Allen W Yee, Esq.

Dr. Jill Mabley Mr. & Mrs. John G. Malcolm Mr. Robert L. Mays

* deceased

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TribuTeS & memoriAlS in Honor of the atlanta opera Staff Rae & George Weimer in memory of mrs. Boyce l. ansley Mr. & Mrs. Barry Banker Ms. Terrell Boyle Mrs. Carol J. Clark Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft III Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. D'Amaro Martha Thompson Dinos The Dowd Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Mr. & Mrs. H. Alan Elsas Mr. & Mrs. Hix H. Green Jr. Nancy & Holcombe Green Mr. & Mrs. Sidney W. Guberman J. & Sara Hehir Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Hills Mrs. J. C. Huffard Mary & Wayne James Mr. Alfred D. Kennedy & Dr. Bill Kenny Ms. Edna Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Keough Mr. & Mrs. Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Mrs. T. Harvey Mathis, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Allen P. McDaniel John Hays Merson Felton & Mary Norwood Mr. William E. Pennington Dr. & Mrs. William M. Scaljon Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Shaffer Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jim Shepherd Mrs. Hugh Tarbutton Triska Drake & G. Kimbrough Taylor Judith & Mark Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Randall Thomas Mrs. Rebecca Warner Rae & George Weimer Dr. & Mrs. R. Mark Wilkiemeyer Mr. & Mrs. E. Jenner Wood III Mr. Allen W. Yee in memory of Dr. Joseph C. & ruth P. Barnett Dr. Florence C. Barnett

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in memory of Dr. James W. Bland, Jr. Ms. Elizabeth W. McDonald Mr. T. M. Slaton Ms. Laura S. Spearman in memory of mrs. Kathryn H. Hutchison Mrs. William B. Astrop Ms. Kelley C. Buttrick Mr. Dan Carithers Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Cohen Mr. Frank Craft Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft III Mr. & Mrs. F. Tread Davis , Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Mrs. Carol Goodman Mr. & Mrs. Giglia Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Hills Ms. Mary Katherine Hodgson Mr. & Mrs. W. Barrett Howell, Jr. Mrs. J. C. Huffard Mr. David Hutchison Mr. Alfred D. Kennedy & Dr. Bill Kenny *Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Keough Mr. & Mrs. E. T. Larid 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 Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Tuller Mr. & Mrs. Marshall J. Wellborn, Jr. Emily Willingham & Dixon Adair Ms. Gail Wilson Jan & Beattie Wood in memory of rachel lehman Mrs. Eleanor H. Strain in Honor of William e. tucker Triska Drake & G. Kimbrough Taylor in memory of marya Gabrielle Williams Jone Williams


TribuTeS & memoriAlS in memory of mrs. loraine Williams Mrs. William B. Astrop Mr. & Mrs. Dan Carithers, Jr. Mr. F. H. Boyd Coons Mr. & Mrs. John D. Corse Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft III Donald Demba Mrs. Catherine Warren Dukehart Mr. & Mrs. James C. Edenfield Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Mr. & Mrs. Clayton H. Farnham Mrs. Dakin B. Ferris Barbara Frey Mr. & Mrs. David A. Galliher Mrs. Carol Goodman Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Hills Ms. Katharine D. Horner Mr. & Mrs. W. Barrett Howell, Jr. Mrs. J. C. Huffard *Mrs. Joseph B. Hutchison Dr. & Mrs. Michael M. Johns Mr. Alfred D. Kennedy & Dr. Bill Kenny Mr. & Mrs. James C. Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Keough Mr. & Mrs. Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Ms. Carla Knobloch Ms. Julie Littlejohn Mr. & Mrs. John R. Maddox Ms. Tracy Monk Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Montag Mr. Edward Montag Ms. Katie Newsom Mr. William M. Osborne, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William A. Parker, Jr. Mr. Richard C. Peebles Mrs. & Mr. Toni Pentecouteau Piedmont Garden Club Ms. Jean H. Pierce Mrs. Lou Post Mrs. Elizabeth Pritchett Mr. & Mrs. Douglas F. Reid Mr. & Mrs. Lowry Reid Mr. Gary W. Rollins Ms. Pam Rollins Mr. & Mrs. James S. Rushing Dr. & Mrs. William M. Scaljon Mr. Emory A. Schwall

Ms. Angela M. Scully Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Shaffer Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Steve Smith Kate Stradtman Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth S. Taratus Mrs. Rebecca Warner Mrs. Jody Collins Weatherly Rae & George Weimer Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Williams Mr. Allen W. Yee in memory of mrs. Dorothy Yates Mr. Gregory J. Earnest in Honor of maya Zvulun Mr. & Mrs. Wayne James in Honor of tomer Zvulun & Susanna eiland Mrs. Shirley Powell

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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 TREASURER Mr. Robert Dean SECRETARy Mr. Michael E. Paulhus

memberS

Mr. Bryan H. Barnes 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 Ms. Bernadette Faber Dr. Donald J. Filip Mr. Kevin Greiner Mrs. Joanne Chesler Gross Mr. John Michael Hancock Mr. Howard W. Hunter Mr. William C. Hyde

Mr. Gregory F. Johnson Mr. Kevin Kelly Mr. Alfred Kennedy, Jr. Mr. Michael Keough Mr. George Levert Mr. Andrew Long Ms. Kelly Lyemance Mr. James B. Miller Mr. William E. Pennington Mr. Herbert J. Rosenberg Mr. Charles Sharbaugh Mr. Timothy E. Sheehan Mr. G. Kimbrough Taylor, Jr. Ms. Bunny Winter Mr. Robert G. Woodward Mr. Allen W. Yee

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honorAry memberS

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Mrs. Peggy McDowell Mr. Harmon "Sandy" B. Miller, III Mr. Bruce A. Roth Mr. J. Barry Schrenk Mr. Mark K. Taylor Mr. Thomas R. Williams


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ArTiSTic & ProducTion Arthur Fagen CARL & SALLy GABLE MUSIC DIRECTOR Casey Smith INTERIM DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION Walter Huff CHORUS MASTER Wade Thomas EDUCATION MANAGER Lauren Bailey ARTISTIC ADMINISTRATOR Rolando Salazar MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR Brian August PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER

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Paul Deckard CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Rachel Jorgensen DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS Inga V. Murro CONTROLLER Ruth Strickland ADMINISTRATIvE & FINANCE COORDINATOR

develoPmenT Sarah Zabinski SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DEvELOPMENT Rae Weimer DIRECTOR OF DEvELOPMENT Greg Carraway FOUNDATION & GRANTS MANAGER Brandon Gardner EvENTS MANAGER Katie Lawrence PROSPECT RESEARCH & DATA COORDINATOR Allie Beckett DEvELOPMENT MANAGER, OFFICE OF THE GENERAL & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Amber Hamilton ExECUTIvE ASSISTANT, OFFICE OF THE GENERAL & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

mArKeTinG & communicATionS Scott Hazleton DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Matt Burkhalter CREATIvE SERvICES MANAGER Renee Smiley PATRON SERvICES MANAGER Rebecca Danis MARKETING MANAGER

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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 $10. Please be sure to allow enough time for travel to the theater and parking as there is no late seating.

ATm

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

coAT checK

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 And 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.

SmoKinG

Smoking is prohibited inside the building. 62

SPeciAl ASSiSTAnce

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.

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