May
30
Mon
Harrower Summer Opera Workshop
May 30 – Jun 19 all-day
Jun
5
Sun
Summer Leadership Institute
Jun 5 – Jun 7 all-day
Jun
12
Sun
Gala Opera Dinner, “A Tribute to Irene Harrower” @ Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are celebrating the 34th anniversary of the Harrower Summer Opera Workshop at Georgia State University? The summer training workshop for GSU students that Peter and Irene Harrower started 34 years ago is now a nationally auditioned and recognized training and performance program, featuring some of the top operatic professionals as staff.

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Irene Harrower, our founder and friend. This year’s Gala, held at Callanwolde Fine Arts

Center, will be a dedication to her memory and celebration of her life-long commitment to the training of aspiring operatic professionals.

We encourage you to attend to be part of a special presentation during the Gala in honor of Irene Harrower.

In addition to being entertained by twenty of the top participants from the Workshop at the Gala, our featured Artist-in-Residence,

legendary operatic baritone, Sherrill Milnes will speak and be available to sign his biography, American Aria, Encore.

It is through generous donors like you, that we are able to produce two fully staged operas, Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea

and Menotti’s The Consul at the Florence Kopleff Recital Hall, as well as a scenes program Shakespeare in the Park in the amphitheater at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

 The Gala will also feature a live auction. Cocktail hour and book signing will begin at 6:00pm, where you will be able to meet the Harrower Young Artists who will be performing during dinner.

Please join us in celebrating our 34th anniversary. We look forward to seeing you at our Gala and Performances. Tickets can be purchased online:

https://netcommunity.gsu.edu/operagala2016

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Jun
16
Thu
The Harrower Summer Opera Workshop Presents “Celebrating Shakespeare” @ Florence Kopleff Recital Hall
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Stage directed by this year’s talented directing staff. There will be selections from the following:

FALSTAFF Giuseppe Verdi
ACT I, Letter Quartet

DIE LUSTIGEN WEIBER VON WINDSOR Otto Nicolai
ACT III, “So hat der Schwank der fröhlichen Nacht”

HAMLET Ambroise Thomas
ACT III, Scene 1, “Le voilà”/ “Allez dans un cloître”

ROMÉO et JULIETTE  Charles Gounod
ACT III, Scene I, “Dieu, que fis l’homme a ton image”

I CAPULETI ed i MONTECCHI  Vincenzo Bellini
ACT II, Scene 3, “Deh! tu, bell’anima”/“Ah! crudel! che mai facesti?”

BÉATRICE et BÉNÉDICT Hector Berlioz
Trio “Je vais d’un coeur aimant”

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM  Benjamin Britten
ACT II, Quartet

ANTONY and CLEOPATRA Samuel Barber
ACT III, Scene 2, Death Scene

THE TEMPEST  Lee Hoiby
ACT III, Trio, “Ceres, most bounteous lady”

TWELFTH NIGHT Joel Feigen
ACT I, Scene 4, Duet

KISS ME KATE  Cole Porter
“Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” “We Open in Venice”

WEST SIDE STORY Leonard Bernstein
“America,”“I Feel Pretty,” “A Boy Like That,” “I Have a Love”

THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE  Richard Rodgers
“Sing for your Supper”

Florence Kopleff Recital Hall, 10 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303 • $20 general, $10 students with ID*

Tickets may be purchased at the door with cash or check.

Jun
17
Fri
The Harrower Summer Opera Workshop presents Menotti’s The Consul @ Florence Kopleff Recital Hall
Jun 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Menotti’s The Consul
Friday, June 17,  8:00PM & Saturday, June 18, 3:00PM
Stage directed by Carroll Freeman. Come and experience Menotti’s first full-length opera based on the horrors of a family who live in an unnamed European country isolated behind the Iron Curtain and dominated by an oppressive regime.

Although Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul premiered in 1950 during the Cold War, it has been prophetically relevant since that time. Certainly, Russian aggression and imperialism—and the subsequent Stasi system controlling the Eastern European block—continued well beyond the middle of the 20th Century. The Soviet Union isolated itself from the rest of the world; citizens were swallowed up by socialism and the inability to “escape” totalitarianism. This allegorical, gripping musical drama about the trials of bureaucracy is in three acts with an English libretto by the composer himself.
Florence Kopleff Recital Hall, 10 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
$20 general, $10 students with ID*

 

For special access or accommodation information, please call 404-413-5914.
*Tickets available at the door, cash and check only.

Jun
18
Sat
The Harrower Summer Opera Workshop Presents Menotti’s The Consul @ Florence Kopleff Recital Hall
Jun 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Menotti’s The Consul
Friday, June 17,  8:00PM & Saturday, June 18, 3:00PM
Stage directed by Carroll Freeman. Come and experience Menotti’s first full-length opera based on the horrors of a family who live in an unnamed European country isolated behind the Iron Curtain and dominated by an oppressive regime.

Although Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul premiered in 1950 during the Cold War, it has been prophetically relevant since that time. Certainly, Russian aggression and imperialism—and the subsequent Stasi system controlling the Eastern European block—continued well beyond the middle of the 20th Century. The Soviet Union isolated itself from the rest of the world; citizens were swallowed up by socialism and the inability to “escape” totalitarianism. This allegorical, gripping musical drama about the trials of bureaucracy is in three acts with an English libretto by the composer himself.
Florence Kopleff Recital Hall, 10 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
$20 general, $10 students with ID*

 

For special access or accommodation information, please call 404-413-5914.
*Tickets available at the door, cash and check only.

The Harrower Summer Opera Workshop presents, Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea @ Florence Kopleff Recital Hall
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea
Saturday, June 18, 8:00PM & Sunday June 19, 3:00PM
Stage directed by W. Dwight Coleman. L’incoronazione di Poppea’s plot is perhaps the least moral in all opera:
wrong triumphs in the name of love.

Originally set in Rome, c. 55 A.D. it tells the story of Poppea’s rise to the power of the throne, how she manipulates the Emperor Nerone to achieve that goal and how she destroys the lives of all others who get in her way.

Florence Kopleff Recital Hall, 10 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
$20 general, $10 students with ID*

 

For special access or accommodation information, please call 404-413-5914.
*Tickets available at the door, cash and check only.

Jun
19
Sun
The Harrower Summer Opera Workshop presents “Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea” @ Florence Kopleff Recital Hall
Jun 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea
Saturday, June 18, 8:00PM & Sunday June 19, 3:00PM
Stage directed by W. Dwight Coleman. L’incoronazione di Poppea’s plot is perhaps the least moral in all opera:
wrong triumphs in the name of love.

Originally set in Rome, c. 55 A.D. it tells the story of Poppea’s rise to the power of the throne, how she manipulates the Emperor Nerone to achieve that goal and how she destroys the lives of all others who get in her way.

Florence Kopleff Recital Hall, 10 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
$20 general, $10 students with ID*

For special access or accommodation information, please call 404-413-5914.
*Tickets available at the door, cash and check only.

Sep
15
Thu
Student Concert Series @ Kopleff Recital Hall
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm
Sep
18
Sun
University Symphony Orchestra @ Kopleff Recital Hall
Sep 18 @ 3:00 pm