#13 – The Atlanta Opera Presents "Aida" – Opening Tonight

Before you totally disregard this post in an “I’ll never go to an opera sort of way,” why not read on and give it a chance? Try something new – after all, that was one of your New Year’s Resolutions, right?

If you have never been to an opera, The Atlanta Opera’s “Aida” may just be the perfect one to initiate you into the artform! I mean, it’s a great story, it’s a true spectacle, and it’s in Italian! How much more “opera” can you get? (There are supertitles, by the way, so you don’t actually have to know Italian.)

It’s a classic “girl meets boy, girls falls in love with boy, boy falls in love with other girl, first girl wants to destroy them both” kind of story – Guiseppe Verdi’s “Aida” is perfect for opera veterans and newbies alike.

If you have never been to an opera, why not branch out and try it – you won’t be disappointed! (And if you are, at least you can say you tried something new!)

Opening Saturday, February 27 at 8 PM, with additional performances:
Tuesday, March 2 at 7:30 PM
Friday, March 5 at 8 PM
Sunday, March 7 at 3 PM

For tickets to The Atlanta Opera’s Aida, click here.

WHERE:  The Atlanta Opera at Cobb Energy Centre – 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339

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Photo credit: Radames & Aïda in Act III of Aïda by Daniel Greene on Flickr.com 
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  1. Joe Richardson says:

    I saw Aida last time the Atlanta Opera performed it (2004-ish?), and funnily enough it was my first opera! Loved it!

  2. mauraneill says:

    Thanks, Joe, for the comment – you have proved my point! Hopefully some others will make it their first opera this time around!

  3. Gabriel Angelo says:

    What a great site! This is EXACTLY what Atlanta needs – an easy, one-stop shop for something FAB to do in the ATL each and every day!

    365Atlanta(dot)com – YOU ROCK WORLD!!!

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