WOODSTOCK — The Atlanta Opera is returning to downtown Woodstock for the second year in a row.
A modern opera, “Knightly News,” will not only be open to the public at Elm Street Cultural Arts Village on March 2 at 3 p.m., but will also be performed at Woodstock Elementary for the students on March 3.
“A mixed-up operatic newscast featuring modern characters from traditional tales, “Knightly News” will entertain audiences and remind us all that we have unique talents and strengths that are all valuable in different ways,” said a release from the organization.
Knightly News features four singers and a pianist and will be performed in English. Approximate running time is one hour.
As it did last year, Elm Street will be playing host to iconic talent from the Atlanta Opera as a part of the Studio Tour along with several other venues around Metro Atlanta, including Decatur and Roswell, said G. Lora Grooms, founding artistic director of Elm Street.
“Last year was so fun,” said Grooms. “Audiences loved a piece of Atlanta coming out to the arts scene here in Woodstock, and the modern piece that they are bringing this year will provide a fresh look to show what opera can do for Woodstock.”
The length of the show makes it ideal for families with children in elementary, middle and high school, she said. These interactive and educational performances provide an opportunity for families throughout the metro Atlanta area to explore and experience opera together, according to the organization.
Founded in 1979, the Atlanta Opera strives to expand the experience of its patrons with memorable and exciting performances reflecting the highest musical and theatrical standards, Grooms said.
“They do all of this while supporting community and educational programs, such as the tour of ‘Knightly News,’ she said.
The Atlanta Opera also works to attract the finest international, national, and regional singers, conductors, stage directors and designers, she said.
Tickets are $7 and are available at atlantaopera.org.