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Atlanta Concert Opera: Wagner’s Tannhäuser
February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The knight-poet Tannhäuser has disappeared from life at court and spent a year in the magical underground realm of Venus, the goddess of love, yet he longs to return to the human world and his past love, the Princess Elizabeth. Unable to fully return to life as he knew it before and stave off his lustful desires during a song contest, Tannhäuser is sentenced to a penitential pilgrimage to Rome to seek forgiveness from the Pope himself to atone for his sins. The opera centers on the struggle between sacred and profane love, penitence, the struggle of a misunderstood artist, and redemption through love, a theme running through most of Richard Wagner’s work.
Atlanta Concert Opera was founded in 2019 as an artist-focused, artist-led company hoping to serve singers, instrumentalists, and conductors in the Atlanta area. As an artist-centered institution, Atlanta Concert Opera hopes to enrich the local arts community by producing one mainstage concert opera with orchestra, ensuring the casting amplifies the experience of the singers and allows them to study common repertoire roles in a safe and nurturing environment.
Admission is free.
Donations gladly accepted.
(There is a second event on Saturday, February 17, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary)
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