The Atlanta Opera Extras are community outreach initiatives that entertain and educate audiences about opera. A complete listing of upcoming fall events is below. For more information on The Atlanta Opera Extras, visit www.atlantaopera.org or call 404-881-8801.
The Atlanta Opera @ the Decatur Book Festival
Sunday, September 4, 2011 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
310 N. McDonough St.
Decatur, GA 30030
Free and open to the public
The Atlanta Opera has commissioned a one-hour children’s opera called Rabbit Tales, based on the famed Br’er Rabbit stories, popularized by Joel Chandler Harris. The AJC Decatur Book Festival will host a special presentation called “From the Briar Patch to the Big Stage: Adapting Br’er Rabbit for Opera,” in which composer, Nicole Chamberlain; librettist, Madeleine St. Romain; director, Park Cofield; and Executive Director of The Wren’s Nest, Lain Shakespeare will discuss its development and creation. There also will be singers giving a sneak peak of some of the arias!