Southeast Region

Capitol City Opera Co., Inc. 
Address: 1266 West Paces Ferry Road NW #451
Atlanta, GA
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Capitol City Opera Company was formed in 1983 to provide Atlanta area classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform complete opera roles and to continue to develop their post-graduate vocal and acting skills on a professional level. Since its inception, the company has flourished as the only opera company in the southeast that primarily helps local singers establish their careers. We present high quality, innovative and exciting opera theater.

Capitol City Opera Company has created many recurring programs that benefit all ages and demographics of the general public and has toured throughout the Southeast and also Italy. Currently the company performs to opera theater shows per year, a monthly restaurant series (Dinner and a Diva), a vocal competition, touring Madrigals, touring gala singers, a summer pops concert (On The Light Side), and an astonishing 150-200 performances solely for children. 

Michael Nutter is the interim president.

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Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Association
Address: 701 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN
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The mission of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera is to inspire, engage, and enrich the greater Chattanooga community through music and music education.

There are a variety of ways to volunteer at the CSO, not just on concert nights.  Volunteers are found in our box office every day, at the front door of the Tivoli, working a registration table at UnCorked!, or preparing mailings in our conference room.  We are constantly looking for ways to include volunteers in our day-to-day operations, our concerts, and other special and community events.

Samatha Teeter is the executive director.

Knoxville Opera Guild
Address: 612 E. Depot Avenue
Knoxville, TN
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The Knoxville Opera Guild is a volunteer organization created in 1992 to support Knoxville Opera and provide a means of fellowship and networking for opera lovers through cast parties, fund-raising events, and educational activities. The Guild makes opera accessible to an increasingly diverse audience and enhances the quality of life in our community. The Guild’s annual fund-raising events include an Opera Ball, a Martini Party, a Croquet Tournament, Opera Up Close meals, and Pre-Opera Brunches, which together raise over $100,000 for Knoxville Opera.
Knoxville Opera Guild also partners with the Nashville Opera Guild to present the free-admission annual Metropolitan Opera Middle/East Tennessee District Auditions.

Julika Mullaney is president of the Guild.

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Nashville Opera Guild
Address: The Noah Liff Opera Center
3622 Redmon Street
Nashville, TN

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Nashville Opera Guild members have cherished their role in preserving and promoting grand opera in Middle Tennessee through their support of Nashville Opera since its founding in 1981.

The guild supports HCA TriStar Nashville Opera ON TOUR who visit more than 28,000 school children in Middle Tennessee each year; helps the Metropolitan Opera find new, inspiring talent through its annual district and regional auditions; provides gift bags, transportation and housing for visiting artists; and hosts parties in appreciation for the cast and crew of each opera production. Volunteering with mailings, telephoning, computer entry, and other office activities helps Nashville Opera put its dollars on the stage!

Nashville Opera Guild provides scholarships for rising vocalists, such as the Fellows Program with Belmont University, and supports the Mary Ragland Young Artist Program, a competitive national program which offers valuable stage experience to the next generation of stars.

Anita Cash is the guild president.

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Opera in Williamsburg
Address: PO Box 2041
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Opera in Williamsburg is dedicated to bringing to Williamsburg, Virginia, intimate fully-staged opera with world class casts.  Funded by ticket sales and the support of members of the community, Opera in Williamsburg is committed to the highest artistic standards and maintains a relationship with the International Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI), under Joan Dornemann and Paul Nadler.

Naama Zahavi-Ely is president.

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Peach State Opera Company
Address: 1557 Buford Drive #492364
Lawrenceville, GA
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Peach State Opera is a touring company that enriches the cultural life of small communities in the Georgia region and nurtures the careers of emerging professional opera singers.  PSO creates affordable and portable productions, suitable to a variety of venues, while not sacrificing artistic quality.  PSO nurtures the careers of emerging professional opera singers by casting them in important roles beside established colleagues.  PSO performs musically and dramatically compelling classic operas in family-friendly, condensed English-language versions.

Simone Evans is the business manager.

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