Category Archives: CLUB EVENTS

July 16

8TH ANNUAL KAOP RING CYCLE ENDURANCE WALK TO BENEFIT: MET ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS

I started my 8th Annual KAOP Ring Cycle Endurance Walk Fundraiser!  Normally we raise money for The Met Opera HD Live in Schools Program, but now with COVID devastating the arts industry, I decided to focus on staff that has been laid off and do not have money coming in.  I am doing 2 separate […]

July 16

8TH ANNUAL KAOP RING CYCLE ENDURANCE WALK TO BENEFIT: MET OPERA CHORUS ARTISTS INC.

I started my 8th Annual KAOP Ring Cycle Endurance Walk Fundraiser!  Normally we raise money for The Met Opera HD Live in Schools Program, but now with COVID devastating the arts industry, I decided to focus on staff that has been laid off and do not have money coming in.  I am doing 2 separate […]

February 01

KAOP PORGY & BESS GROUP DINNER

To end the day of opera festivities after Porgy & Bess, we enjoyed a beautiful dinner at The Smith in the private dining room.  I made the chose the menu items, and did the graphic design for the menu so it looked identical to the regular The Smith Menu with a few special details.  What […]

February 01

THE GRAND TIER BRUNCH: PORGY & BESS

An elegant meal for our 40 guests at The Grand Tier was wonderful.  We enjoyed an appetizer, and a main course, then returned during intermission 95 minutes later for yummy dessert and drinks. POSSE VIDEOS: POSSE PHOTOS:

September 22

FUNDRAISER: 7TH ANNUAL KAOP RING CYCLE ENDURANCE WALK

The 7th Annual KAOP Ring Cycle Endurance Walk to raise money for The Met Opera HD Live in Schools Program was great.  This year was extremely hot in Atlanta the day of the walk- so we started the walk this year at Superica and powered up with food before, walked to the park and did […]

September 23

KAOP 6TH ANNUAL RING CYCLE ENDURANCE WALK

Our 6th Annual Ring Cycle Endurance Walk was GREAT!  Thankfully there was no rain, but it was hot.  We had a great time working together to raise money for The Met Opera HD Live in Schools Program! VIDEOS: PHOTOS:  

May 27

KAOP TIMES: 6TH ANNUAL RING CYCLE ENDURANCE WALK NEWSLETTER MAY 2018

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April 28

MET OPERA HD: CENDRILLON

“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice […]

April 14

MET OPERA HD: LUISA MILLER

James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 38 MINS […]

March 31

MET OPERA HD: COSI FAN TUTTE

The third and final collaboration between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte is a fascinating paradox: a frothy comedy of manners with an intensely dark take on human nature; an old story (it has antecedents in Boccaccio, Shakespeare, and Cervantes, among others) with a startlingly modern tone; and a beautiful score depicting questionable behavior. Così […]

March 10

MET OPERA HD: SEMIRAMIDE

This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier […]

February 24

MET OPERA HD: LA BOHEME

La Bohème, the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. It has a marvelous ability to make a powerful first impression and to reveal unsuspected treasures after dozens of hearings. At first glance, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys and […]

February 10

MET OPERA HD: L’ELISIR D’AMORE

L’Elisir d’Amore has been among the most consistently popular operatic comedies for almost two centuries. The story deftly combines comic archetypes with a degree of genuine character development rare in works of this type. Its ending is as much a foregone conclusion as it would be in a romantic comedy film today—the joy is in the […]

November 18

MET OPERA HD: THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL

Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is […]

October 21

MET OPERA HD: NORMA

“Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list,” declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, […]

October 14

MET OPERA HD: DIE ZAUBERFLOTE

Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism. Die Zauberflöte—a sublime fairy tale that moves freely between earthy comedy and noble mysticism—was written for a theater located just outside Vienna with the […]

September 26

KAOP 5TH ANNUAL RING CYCLE ENDURANCE WALK

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May 11

BACKSTAGE MEET & GREET: DON GIOVANNI

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May 06

ROBATAYA DINNER

At Robataya NY, where festive meets intimate, we pair oganic, local ingredients with their select Japanese counterparts. Originating in the Sendai region of Japan, Robatayaki is a traditional Japanese barbecue where fresh seafood, savory meats and seasonal vegetables are grilled before you over an open hearth. POSSE PHOTOS: ​​ ​

May 06

TENEMENT MUSEUM: MEET VICTORIA CONFINO

Drop in on 14-year-old Victoria Confino, who lived in the tenement in 1916, to hear about the immigrant experience in a more intimate setting. Tour her apartment, ask her questions about her life, and get a unique perspective on adjusting to life on the Lower East Side. POSSE PHOTOS: ​​

September 18

KAOP 4TH ANNUAL RING CYCLE ENDURANCE WALK 2016

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August 30

FUNDRAISER: 3RD ANNUAL RING CYCLE ENDURANCE WALK

It was a drippy wet morning for the 3rd Annual Ring Cycle Endurance Walk to raise money for the Metropolitan Opera HD Live in Schools Program in Piedmont Park, but even the rain could not dampen our spirits.  We walked in the rain with our families and friends, and a good time was had by […]

August 25

FUNDRAISER: 2ND ANNUAL RING CYCLE ENDURANCE WALK

On August 25th, the Kids Opera & Art Posse did its 2nd Annual Ring Cycle Endurance Walk to benefit the HD Live in Schools Program.  The club raised $6,800 for the Met Opera HD Live in Schools Program through Crowdrise, personal letters, emails and phone calls to friends and family members. The Crowdrise fundraising link […]

August 06

HIGH MUSEUM KIDS AUDIO GUIDE TABLE READ

AUGUST 6, 2014 12PM HIGH MUSEUM ATLANTA, GEORGIA The High Museum Director of Education Julia Forbes gave the Kids Opera & Art Posse a very special opportunity to do a table read of the new kids audio guide for two new Fall 2014 exhibitions of the High Museum.  This is the first time that the High […]

June 06

FUNDRAISER: HIGHLANDS LEMONADE STAND

The lemonade stand is as old as summer. Or at least as old as roller-skates. But how about selling this sweetened citrus for the MET?  Lia Paprocki  and business partner Layla Felder refreshed people with limeade and fresh mint and pink lemonade during the Virginia Highlands Summerfest, a local art festival in Atlanta’s oldest walking neighborhood.  A couple hundred […]

August 25

FUNDRAISER: 1ST ANNUAL KAOP RING CYCLE ENDURANCE WALK 5K

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013 CHASTAIN PARK, ATLANTA, GA 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM This is the 1st Annual Kids Opera & Art Posse Ring Cycle Endurance Walk to benefit MET Opera: HD Live in Schools Program. Course Length: 5K Member Attendees:  Layla, Lia, Isabel, Lucy, Grace, Esme Pet Attendees: Pushkin, Poncho & Carmen Adults: Alicia, […]

February 02

NYC OPERA TRIP 2014- DO HWA POSSE DINNER

After the opera, we had a great dinner at Do Hwa-our favorite authentic Korean Home Cooking restaurant. POSSE PHOTOS:

December 01

1ST ANNUAL POSSE & FAMILY HOLIDAY PARTY

It was nice to celebrate the holidays with members of the club and their families. POSSE PHOTOS: