City Lights: ‘Visible Empire’; Atlanta Opera Performs ‘Frida’; And More

The Woodruff Arts Center celebrates its 51st anniversary this week. It was founded after the tragic plane crash that was carrying more than 100 Atlanta arts patrons.
The Woodruff Arts Center celebrates its 51st anniversary this week. It was founded after the tragic plane crash that was carrying more than 100 Atlanta arts patrons.
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Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:24: Novelist Hannah Pittard joins Lois Reitzes for a discussion about her book, “Visible Empire,” which is based on the aftermath of the Orly airport tragedy.
  • 33:29: Reitzes talks with Tomer Zvulun about the Atlanta Opera’s upcoming season opener “Frida,” which portrays the lives of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. The show runs Oct. 5-13.
  • 40:50: ASO music director Robert Spano speaks with Reitzes about their upcoming performance of works by Wagner, Brahms and Bartok. Tengku Irfan makes his debut with the symphony on Oct. 4 and 5.