This week the Atlanta Opera announced how they will handle the upcoming 2020-2021 season during these chaotic times of social distancing. Instead of the originally planned Madame Butterfly and Festival Puccini, the Atlanta Opera will instead perform a reimagined program of shorter operas, with casts of eight members or less and smaller, 10-person orchestras.
In an innovative experiment, these operas will be performed outdoors, under an open-sided circus tent. This open-air venue will allow the Atlanta Opera to provide audiences with exceptional music and storytelling, while also prioritizing the health and safety of viewers, performers and backstage personnel.
In October and November, the opera will be performing “Pagliacci” and “The Kaiser of Atlantis.” Other productions will be announced at a later date. The performance tent will be located on Oglethorpe University’s baseball field in Brookhaven, and will hold a maximum of 240 patrons.
For more information about this unique season, visit the Atlanta Opera webiste here.