0137 - Kara Shay Thomson as Floria Tosca and Massimiliano Pisapia as Cavaradossi in the Atlanta Opera’s production of Puccini’s Tosca at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, October 5-13, 2013. Directed by Tomer Zvulun. Credit: Ken Howard
Married couple John Welker and Christine Winkler perform with the Atlanta Ballet. Winkler gave birth to the couple’s first child, Lucas, on April 6. They’re one of several couples who seek to make romance work while working together at the ballet.
- The Atlanta Opera announced in 2006 that it would move its performances to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, and opened the 2007-08 season with "Turandot." In 2008, the organization announced it had reached its fundraising goal in a $10.9 million capital campaign, the largest campaign ever achieved in the company’s history.
- The Atlanta Lyric Theatre, which called the Earl Smith Strand Theatre on the Marietta Square home for several years, announced this spring that it was moving - to another Cobb location. The musicals-loving Lyric announced that it would present its 2013-14 season, its 34th, at Cobb Civic Center’s Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. At the time theater officials said the Lyric had attracted more than 23,000 theater-goers to the Strand and the Marietta Square in 2011-12 and expected even better numbers going forward.
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