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The Atlanta Opera’s 24-Hour Opera Project Showcase is tonight!
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The Atlanta Opera’s 24-Hour Opera Project Showcase is tonight!

 

Audience Can Attend for Free or Tune in Via Live Webcast onSaturday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. EST

What:          

The Atlanta Opera’s 24-Hour Opera Project Showcase! Selected composers, lyricists, stage directors and opera singers -- randomly put into teams – have 24 hours to compose, stage and rehearse a 10-minute opera. Performances will be judged by a panel of judges and by the audience, who can also tune in via live webcast on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Webcast:       

The public unable to attend the performances can tune in to a LIVE webcast at atlantaopera.org. They can vote for “Audience Favorite” via Twitter (@TheAtlantaOpera) or Facebook.

                                When/Where:

Kick-off event, Friday,  January 20, 2012 @ 5pm
First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta
1328 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

Showcase performance, Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 7pm
The Atlanta Opera Center
1575 Northside Drive, Bldg. 300, Suite 350
Atlanta, GA 30318

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Who:  

Judges include: Stephanie Adrian, Voice Professor at Emory University and writer for Opera News, Classical Singer, and Journal of Singing; Andrew Alexander, Arts and Entertainment Writer for Creative Loafing; John Lemley, Assistant Program Director, host of City Café, Afternoon Classics and Tapestry on WABE (90.1); and Ann Owens, former Executive Director of the Houston Grand Opera. The event will be emceed by Nicole Jones, Editor in Chief of Atlanta Planit.

Participants include:

Composers

Jason Barabba, Los Angeles, CA

Timothy Brown, Denver, CO

Sarah Hersh, Atlanta, GA

Jennifer Jolley, Cincinnati, OH

Jonathan Stinson, Cincinnati, OH

    

Lyricists

Brad Fairchild, Jonesboro, GA

Meghan Fitzgerald, Atlanta, GA

Chadwick Hagan, Atlanta, GA

Vynnie Meli, Marietta, GA

Madeleine St. Romain, Atlanta, GA

 

Stage Directors

Thomas Iaac Collins, Sweetwater, TN

Kristin Kenning , Birmingham, AL

Michael  Nutter , Doraville, GA

Frances Rabalais, New Orleans, LA

Beth Suryan, Smyrna, GA

 

Singers

Robert Adams, Fayetteville, GA

Sharon Blackwood, Duluth, GA

Vivian Clifton, Atlanta, GA

Sondra Collin, Newberry, FL

Janeen Griffith, Mableton, GA

Kori Jennings, Baton Rouge, LA

Christine Lyons, Fayetteville, GA

Katie Oates, Mableton, GA

Laura Peacock, Buford, GA

Amanda Pillatzki, Hampton, GA

Ivan Segovia, Atlanta, GA

Sarah Vautour, Alpharetta, GA

Ariana Wehr, Baton Rouge, LA

John Elliot Yates, Hattiesburg, MS

Gerald Yarbray, Atlanta, GA

 

Accompanists/Music Directors

Catherine Giel, Atlanta, GA

Sandra Lutters, Atlanta, GA

Erin Palmer, Atlanta, GA

Michael Spassov, Ottawa, Ontario

Paul Tate, Atlanta, GA

 

Admission:

Free and open to the public.

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